Get set for East Coast run

ENTRANTS have a plenty of help to get in shape for this year's East Coast Run on October 25.Former Olympic athlete Paul Evans is providing a weekly training programme the Mercury.

ENTRANTS have a plenty of help to get in shape for this year's East Coast Run on October 25.

Former Olympic athlete Paul Evans is providing a weekly training programme the Mercury.

Paul is also hosting a special race training evening on Monday, September 14, at the Wellesley.

Participants can attend Great Yarmouth Road Runners training sessions every Tuesday from 6.45pm, at Cliff Park Junior School.


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Beginners' sessions will also be held every Wednesday 5 to 6pm at the Great Yarmouth and Waveney NHS office, Common Lane North, Beccles.

The group is for everyone; from walkers to runners, and is designed to improve your overall technique, your fitness level and your performance on the day.

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Kelly Burrage, of the Great Yarmouth and Waveney NHS public health team, said: "I already run a couple of times a week, but have found the coaching sessions really useful.

'It has taught me a lot about my running technique, improved my stamina and kept me motivated.

'It's great to see people at such different levels of ability training together, supporting each other and progressing."

The race is organised by Great Yarmouth Road Runners with sponsorship from Great Yarmouth and Waveney NHS. Partners include Great Yarmouth Borough Council, Active Norfolk, Great Yarmouth Town Centre Partnership and Greater Yarmouth Tourism Authority. The Mercury is the media partner.

Prizes will be awarded for five age categories and teams with a special memento for all finishers.

Training Schedule

By Paul Evans

Week 6

Sunday: Rest

Monday: 5 min walk/warm up; 6 x 2 min jog with 90 sec walk recovery; 5 min walk/warm down

Tuesday: Rest

Wednesday: Free to jog/walk as you feel, try to be out for at least 30 min

Thursday: Rest

Friday: 5 min walk/warm up; 15 min jog, 5 min walk/warm down

Saturday: Rest

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