Walk/Run Group

Thinking of joining the run/walk group?

We currently meet at our Winter location at 6.00pm every Tuesday at ATS Tyres on Newham Road, Truro.

(Summer meets are in the Car Park at Boscawen Park, Malpas Road, Truro.)

Walk Run Group, Boscawen Park, Truro, 2013

Walk Run Group, Boscawen Park, Truro, 2013

Are you training for the Race For Life, or maybe you want to start running for fun or regular exercise, but don’t know where to start? We’ve got just the thing for you!  Here at Truro Running club we understand that you might not feel confident enough to join the club, but how about our Walk/Run group? It doesn’t matter if you’ve never run before, or it was decades ago at school when you last put your trainers on: this group is especially for you. The small group of like-minded people, all of similar fitness levels, meets once a week in the car park at Boscawen Park on Malpas Road or at ATS on Newham road (both where the lie of the land is nice and flat!). We meet at 6pm on Tuesdays. The Group is organised by our very experienced Leader Adrian Tyas who can give any advice you might need prior to joining the group, for example on clothing, training shoes, meeting place, etc, but there’s also some information below. You can contact Adrian by email or telephone 01872 277283.

Adrian Tyas

TRC’s Walk/Run Group leader Adrian Tyas receiving Leader of the Month Award from Run Cornwall, June 2013

The TRC Walk/Run Group

  • Safe and enjoyable non-competitive running experience for over 18s
  • Primarily for new and inexperienced runners
  • Suitable for adults of any age, shape, size or ability and for those who have not exercised for a number of years
  • A 10 week gradual progression from walk/run to running for the whole session
  • Ideal for anyone intending to participate in the Race For Life
  • Course led by qualified Leaders in Running Fitness
  • Costs just £1.00 per session
  • Summer/light evenings: Tuesday evenings at 6pm from Boscawen Car Park on Malpas Road, Truro.
  • Winter/dark evenings: Tuesday evenings at 6pm meet in the car park of ATS Tyres on Newham Road, Truro. Directions – Go as if going to Tescos but get in right lane and go straight on past Tesco car Park, pass Skinners Brewery and then ATS is on your right.

What are you waiting for, call Adrian today and join in!

Some Things A New Runner May Need To Know


What should I wear ? It may help to wear either a reflective or white top so other people can see you. It’s a good idea to wear layers when the weather is not hot. Shorts or leggings and running shoes. Its usually best to buy running shoes from a specialist retailer where you can be given advice about the best kind of shoes for your running style.

Warm ups

We will all do a short warm up to hopefully prevent any injuries or muscle strains.

Walk Run Group, Boscawen Park, Truro, 2013

Walk Run Group, Boscawen Park, Truro, 2013

The surfaces we will be running on

We will run on a riverside footpath that goes round the Park and a pavement for a short distance. The footpath is usually a firm surface but can get muddy with puddles when there has been heavy rain .

Your safety

It is designed to be a safe, fun environment and a risk assessment has been carried out. We do run/jog/walk through a Car Park where care needs to be taken and there are often dogs being walked on the footpath. We try to make it a welcoming, social environment for people of all fitness levels and particularly welcome newcomers to running who can take part in this simple and achievable activity.

How far will I run?

This will depend on your aptitude and ability but we will look to run/jog for 3 minutes then walk or rest for one minute and eventually progress from there to hopefully run/jog for about 30 minutes . The total distance covered in one night is not likely to be more than 3 miles . The good news is its flat! The weekly sessions will be varied to make it more enjoyable. You will be encouraged to develop progressively each week. It is planned that you should be able to jog/run without stopping for 30 minutes and cover up to 3 miles after 10 weeks . However, you will not be pressurised to do anything you are not comfortable with.

Cool down and stretches

We will cool down by walking for about 5 minutes at the end of the session and then do some basic stretches .

Where and when do we Meet

Summer: We meet at 6.00pm every Tuesday in the Car Park at Boscawen Park, Malpas Road , Truro.

Winter: We meet at 6.00pm every Tuesday at ATS in Newham Road, Truro.

The whole session lasts about 45 minutes.

How can I find out more?

Contact Adrian Tyas on 01872 277283 or by email. Further general information about running can be found at www.runengland.org

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