Junior Running Talk and Workshop
2:30pm, Saturday 10th March
Outside on Woodland Trails and in the Sycamore Suit
Are you a budding junior runner?
Have you ever wondered what it is like training or racing as a senior? Or perhaps you want to know what it takes to start running successfully at a competitive level?
The BIG Running Weekend is giving youngsters the opportunity to meet two young Inov-8 and Scott supported runners going through this transition. Plus you will discover what opportunities and challenges taking ‘the step up’ has bought for them and how they have maintained their enthusiasm for the sport. You will also learn about the people around them that make up their ‘Team’.
This hands on workshop will last roughly 2 hours. Be sure not to forget your trail shoes and kit as we will start with a taster training session outside that will incorporate elements of interval training together with agility and technique drills aimed to help younger runners improve.
After getting nice and sweaty we will regroup inside for some interactive discussion and fun team challenges before finishing with some useful take home tips and a Q&A opportunity.
All young guns welcome.
The cost of this workshop is Free to all under 16’s and anyone under the age of 12 should be accompanied by a parent or guardian – not that we are expecting you to join in, let alone keep up… 😉
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Meg Wilson (Team Accelerate-Scott) and Anna Hoogkamer (Team Accelerate-Inov-8) will be teaming up to bring you this interactive workshop together for all budding juniors.
Running since sixth form, Meg fell for the hills when she moved to Sheffield for University and hasn’t been out of her fell shoes since. Having earned her Northern Ireland vest and made a good impression in her first skyrunning events last year, this Dark Peak Fell Runner has big plans for the future.
Meg, has plenty of local fell race wins to her name over the last year and competed in the Ring of Steall Sky Race and finished 9th Woman at her first attempt. This was followed this with 2nd woman at the Mourne Skyline Mountain race, which was an impressive 13th overall!
Anna, has been involved in athletics since her school days, running for the City of Norwich. Then Anna, came to Sheffield as a medical student and discovered that despite hailing from the flat-lands she could actually run over hills quite well. Like Meg she is a Dark Peak club member and for the last two years has been silver medalist at the U23 English Fell Running Championships. In addition, Anna, also has County Championships medals to her name and has represented both Norfolk and Yorkshire. She is also a mighty fine orienteer having previously won the National BUCS Open category.
Anna, is now having to make yet another transition as she enters the senior ranks for the first time, so how is this going to happen when you are a busy medical student.