Category Archive: Beginners

Congrats to Get Fit to 5K Grads

april grads 2015

Congratulations, Mitzi, Miles, Beth, Nancy and Leigh for completing the first GET FIT TO 5K session of the year. Great job finishing the Travel Insured International 5K on April 12!

PS. Leigh had perfect attendance!

This group was led by coach Ed and co-coach Deb. Way to go!

 

 

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Congratulations Beginners!

It’s amazing to be able to witness the pride and determination on people’s faces as another Beginner group continues to accomplish weekly goals in the midst of some wet and cold weather.

We are on our 7th week of training and many people have stuck with the program and powered through the weather challenges that …

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Huge Turnout for Beginners Group!

We are one week into the Beginner Group training with 62 registered participants and more people are still inquiring!

What is even more impressive than the number of people is the motivation that this group is showing. Each session the energy is so positive as they work toward achieving their individual goals.

With this size …

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Rain or Shine…Our 5K Beginner Group is Shining Bright!

By Dawn Emanuele

We currently have 29 participants in our training group that have been very dedicated to their training. While this group is smaller than our first group this year, their drive is just as strong. Our Tuesday weather has been very rainy the last two sessions and yet we have the determination of …

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Walkers Hit 8 Miles; From May 5th, Start at 7:30 AM

From Margaret Rorrio to all Rockin’ Walkers

On May 5th we hit our first 8 miler..Double yippi!

But with the longer miles and the rising of heat we will need to start meeting earlier. On May 5th we start at 7:30 AM.

Rogue walkers may choose to stay at 8 AM or change to 7:30 …

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Strong Finish for the GRR Beginner 5K Group!

After nine weeks of training, our beginner group showed up to accomplish their goal and they did it!!! They finished their training strong. Each person had their personal goal for the race, went out and succeeded. This was no different from what we saw during their individual efforts throughout this training program. This group was …

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Three Cheers for Diva 5K Beginner Program Volunteers!

By Dawn Emanuele

As this training session is almost over and the beginners will be accomplishing their goal by completing our Spicy Green Bean Diva Race on April 15th, I want to make sure that all of the volunteers are recognized and they know how very much I appreciate their support. Without the support of …

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Dedicated Diva 5K Beginners Almost At Finish Line!

By Dawn Emanuele

Only two group training sessions remain before these dedicated beginners will be crossing over the Spicy Green Bean DIVA 5K finish line on April 15th!

After nine weeks of training we have participants that are thoroughly excited with the journey they have been on and how far they have come. It’s a …

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Congratulations Beginners!

By Dawn Emanuele

Despite the threat of snow almost 40 dedicated and motivated people showed up to begin their 5k training journey on Saturday, February 11th. They completed 1.25 miles with warm ups, run / walk intervals and a cool down.

Our session started with an explanation of our program, a brief talk from Erik …

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Beginner 5K Training Program: Couch to 5K

Walk or run your way to your first 5K! The Glastonbury River Runners FREE “Couch to 5K” beginner training program started September 10th, 2011.

Training sessions Saturday mornings @ 8 AM at Riverfront Park (100 Welles Street) in Glastonbury. First Saturday training takes place on September 10th Tuesday evenings @ 6 PM at Rotary …

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Beginners – you did it!

From Emily Cropper, to all beginner runners who completed their first 5K race at Sunday’s Firecracker 5K:

Dear 2011 Beginner group graduates:

You did it!! I’m sending each of you a well deserved congratulations!

Remember when we first met and Dan and I said if you stick with the plan, you’ll do it. Well, you …

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Beginner 5K training update

By Emily Cropper

Do you remember the first time you ran for 10 minutes straight? What about the first time you ran the whole mile? And then when one mile became two miles — and you didn’t take a walk break? What about the first time you finished a run and could still do more?

The beginner training …

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