River Runners pound the pavement

Is your new year’s resolution to improve your running – maybe tackle a 15-kilometre race?

The River Runners Running club has partnered with the city’s recreation and culture department to offer its popular 15k running clinic once again.

The clinic is aimed at taking runners from a five or 10k distance to running the full 15k at the Merville 15k Vancouver Island Series Race on Sunday, April 6.

The clinic will take place on Saturday mornings, meeting at the Sportsplex at 9 a.m.

Participants will receive a training plan.

Each week there will be a group run and on some weeks there will be informative speakers, covering topics to help you go the distance; clothing, fuelling for the run, injury prevention, etc.

Clinic dates are Feb. 8 – March 29.  Participants must be able to run at least 5k in less than 40 minutes to register for this program.

Registration can be done in person or by phone through Recreation and Parks.

Contact the Sportsplex, 250-923-7911.

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