Frontrunners put on spring welcome for women
As the weather slowly warms up, the city’s premier gay and lesbian running group, the Sydney Frontrunners, will welcome the new season with a special event for women on the first day of spring.
The ‘Welcoming Women to Frontrunners Day’ on Saturday, September 1 will provide an opportunity for exercise, fun and meeting new friends.
Every Saturday morning, the Frontrunners hold a five kilometre run around Centennial Park as well as an earlier 12 kilometre run to Bronte and back.
Frontrunners coach Wayne Morgan says the upcoming event will offer a casual and friendly chance for new female members to get to know the club which is responsible for putting on events such as the much-loved Little Black Dress Run in February.
“Sydney Frontrunners club will be celebrating its 30th birthday this year and is a great way to exercise,” he says.
“So come and join us ... just 50 metres down from the Paddington Gates at 9am for a five kilometre run/walk.”
The group will then hold breakfast at 10am at the food van by the duck pond and will also launch its new ‘Couch to 5K’ program for women.
The program involves a smartphone app developed by the club to help women who may be feeling slightly out of shape following the winter months.
“For those women who are unable to run 5k, or even struggle to get off the couch, we will be starting a special program for you, with the aid of the wonderful app ‘Couch to 5K’. It guides you through 35minutes of training three times a week, over 8 weeks,” Morgan says.
“In easy steps, you can gradually increase your fitness from walking to intermittent running to running 5 kilometres – non-stop!”
For those who think they’re fit enough, first-timers to the club are also welcome to tackle the 12 kilometre Bronte run starting at 8am from Centennial Park.