North Shore Half & Full Marathon Clinic Summer Fall 2019

When
July 13, 2019 8:00 am

Goal Distance
Half Marathon

Pre-Reqs
10km Run

Length
16 weeks

Price
$150

North Shore Half & Full Marathon Clinic Summer Fall 2019

When
July 13, 2019 8:00 am

Goal Distance
Half Marathon

Pre-Reqs
10km Run

Length
16 weeks

Price
$150

Target/Goal Events: East Side 10k, North Van Run 5k/10k, Victoria Marathon/Half Marathon, and Fall Classic Half Marathon/10k/5k

Summer is a fun time of the year to run some of your favorite races. It’s also a great time to be outside. Do yourself a favor and join the Forerunners North Shore Marathon and Half Marathon Clinic. This 16 week clinic will keep you motivated and training consistently. A friendly environment with multiple pace groups will mean you will have great company and appropriately challenging runs. Come out and meet new people, enjoy the benefits of a structured training group, and prepare yourself for the next challenge. Sign up today and join the Forerunners crew.

Each Saturday morning at 8 am, Coach Jerry Ziak will lead a defined long run. These long runs will start out at 10 km for the half marathoners and 20 km for the full marathoners and gradually build up to 20 km and 36 km, respectively, in the lead up to the Victoria Half/Full Marathon, and the Fall Classic Half Marathon. For each session, we will provide a course map and targeted pace groups. Each group will have a trusty leader to guide you through the run and provide enjoyable company. Finish back at the store with the satisfaction of accomplishing something positive before you embark on the rest of your weekend.

Registration Fee Includes:

Training schedule, weekly newsletters, and entry to the Saturday morning (8 am)  & Wednesday night (6:20 pm) running clinics.

What Can I Do To Prepare?

On July 13th, we’ll be starting with long runs of 10 km easy for the half marathoners and 18 km easy for the full marathoners. Your training should progress gradually by 2 to 3 km/week for your long run to get to this first Saturday healthy and ready to go without feeling like you’re overreaching.

To ensure that you get the most out of your experience in the clinic, come with a positive frame of mind and an eagerness to learn about the many benefits of running. Also, coming willing to share your own goals, stories, and knowledge, as each member will enhance the overall clinic’s experience. We encourage you to wear reflective clothing and/or running lights. Eating a carbohydrate gel before the workout for fuel is a good idea also.

What Should I Expect?

You should expect a welcoming and fun atmosphere as we journey to a new you.

FAQ

Where will the runs take place?

Most runs will begin at Forerunners North Shore at 980 Marine Drive, North Vancouver at 8:00 AM sharp.

Do We Run Rain Or Shine?

Yes, no matter what the weather does, we're ready to go.

Is There Parking Near Your Store?

Yes, there is ample parking on both Mackay Street and Churchill Cresent (South and South West of the store on Marine Drive).

Can I Bring My Pet?

While we love our pets also, this group is just for people.

Meet the Instructor

Jerry Ziak

A longtime competitive athlete, Jerry has leveraged his passion for running to become a fantastic coach. He leads both the Wednesday night and Saturday morning Clinics in North Vancouver, as well as doing personal one-on-one coaching. He also has an impressive 20 years experience fitting running shoes – no small feat in itself!

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