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Running is a great and simple workout that boosts your cardiovascular health, stamina, and general fitness.

Start or improve your running with a twice-weekly running club at Riverside, or prepare for Parkrun with 5k running workshops at CSAC.

Start or improve your run training with our weekly running club. You will learn how to stretch and warm up efficiently before a run and how to cool down after, as well as strengthen your core muscles, keep yourself motivated and improve your overall fitness. The route takes you along the River Chelmer and will reach up to 5km.

Prices

  • ourChelmsford Lite card holder: £8.40
  • ourChelmsford Plus card holder: £7.40
  • Free for Premium Membership holders

Times

  • Monday and Wednesday: 10.30am to 11.30am

Attending

  • The weekly running club is suitable for all abilities, from beginners to advanced runners.

Lockers and changing rooms

  • If you want to use a locker, you will need a £1 coin to release the key. You will get the £1 back when you return the key.
  • Lockers are located in the changing rooms by Studio 2.
  • There is a male group changing area and a female group changing area located by Studio 2 on the first floor on your way to the sports hall.
  • A Changing Places area is located by Studio 1 on the first floor.

Our 5k running workshops are designed for you to improve your technique, stamina and overall performance for long distance runs and are great preparation for Parkrun.

Workshops include interval training sessions held on our outdoor athletics track and in local parks.

Prices

  • ourChelmsford Lite card holder: £7.50
  • ourChelmsford Plus card holder: £6.50

Times

  • Wednesday: 6.50pm to 8.10pm

Attending

  • 5k running workshops are suitable for those aged 14 years and over.
  • You will need to collect a ticket from reception when you arrive for your workshop.
  • You will not be allowed to enter the workshop if it has already been running for 5 minutes or more.

Lockers and changing rooms

  • If you want to use a locker, you will need a £1 coin to release the key. You will get the £1 back when you return the key.
  • There is a male group changing area and a female group changing area.
  • Accessible changing facilities are available.

We recommend that you book in advance. You may be able to get a ticket on the door, however we cannot guarantee availability.

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Cancellations

If you want to cancel your booking, you need to cancel at least 24 hours before it starts either online or by calling the centre. We will charge you the full amount for the class if you do not cancel in time, or if you do not attend.

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Last updated: 05 October 2022