Get running with Sole Sisters in the new year!

Members of Sole Sisters Running Club on a Christmas-themed training run.

The Sole Sisters beginners’ course is ideal for any ladies who want to start running, but don’t know how to begin. Three times each year (each course has a limit of 45 people for ‘health & safety’ reasons) we offer a training course for women who wish to start running, have never run before or are returning after a long period of rest/illness/injury.

Please print off and complete our Sole Sisters application form (available on our website) and bring it with you to the first session. Our next course starts on Monday 9th January 2017.

We set a realistic training programme, it’s a gradual build-up of mileage which, at the end of six weeks you will be able to join one of our main groups and hopefully enjoy it with a certain amount of self-satisfaction.

The course costs £15. If you wish to become a full member you can pay the remaining £17 during the six-week course, with this you will receive England Athletics affiliation, an official Sole Sisters running vest and all the benefits the club offers. After this time, membership will be at the standard £32. A £1 subscription will be payable for each night of attendance once the course has finished.

Many of our current members started out on this course and are now running regular 10ks, half marathons and even full marathons, so what we offer is a trusted method.

If you are joining/running/jogging for the first time, no special kit is required, other than a good pair of trainers and a sports bra. Please remember to bring a drink, wear lightweight clothing and remember, on dark evenings, high-visibility clothing is advisable. We do advise that if you continue to jog, a pair of specialised running shoes and a sports bra are essential. If the weather looks as if you may get wet or is very hot, please bring a change of clothing/shoes and possibly a towel for such circumstances.

During the duration of the course, please arrive at the stated venue at 7pm to register and meet the coaches and other beginners. We have a club calendar on our website that lists what venue we are due to meet at. You do not need to pre-register, just turn up on the night.

Any questions before, please email

Photo: Members of Sole Sisters Running Club on a Christmas-themed training run.

This article originally appeared in the January 2017 edition of the Bradley Stoke Journal news magazine (on page 30). The magazine is delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH, to 9,500 homes in Bradley Stoke, Little Stoke and Stoke Lodge. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.

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