The Wheathampstead Warriors running club was set up in 2016 by a couple of enthusiastic local runners. Now run by a committee of 12 elected villagers, with very mixed running abilities and ambitions, our shared vision is to get more people in Wheathampstead enjoying running.
From day one, the club’s aim has been to cater for all abilities, with a real focus on supporting those new to running or looking to run further. We now have over 100 local members who range from marathon runners to those proud to make it round a 5km route without walking too much. Membership is open to runners aged 18 or over and we meet twice a week for training sessions on Tuesday and Thursday evenings (& most Sunday mornings).
We meet regularly twice a week, on Tuesday and Thursday nights at 8pm at the Marford Hall. Most Sundays also see a group going out at 8am and many members organise ad-hoc runs through the week.
Our aim is to encourage people of all abilities, including beginners, to improve their fitness, health and well being through running.
Tuesday nights include training sessions for all supervised by our qualified coach, David Russell. We rotate through hill work, speed work, push it and recovery sessions over the course of a month, and there is always a shorter run too.
On Thursdays we organise short, medium and longer runs.
Other adhoc runs take place throughout the week and on most Sunday mornings, organised through our Facebook group.