Achieving You Run Club

Why does everyone love run club?
Run club gives people confidence.

Most people who start run club, aren’t a runner. They start with a walk / jog program and progress from there.

The way most conversations go at the start is: “I’m not a runner” or “I am slow”

The thing with our run club, you are only competing against yourself. If you want to learn how to run further, we can teach you that. If you want to learn how to run faster, we can teach you that too. And if you want to learn how to run, well, that’s what we do best.

I have trained runners for over 10 years and the best part of my job is watching people exceed their expectations and see their confidence grow.

We train twice a week – one speed session and one endurance session. They both compliment each other whether you are pursuing a distance run or purely wanting to run for weight loss.

Each year we compete in various team and individual events such as:

  • Noosa 10km & half marathon event
  • Southbank 100km team event
  • Nundah Crit track 90min team event
  • Gold Coast running event
  • Brisbane Running festival
  • Waterfront stair climb

We are fairly social too. Most Saturdays after running we meet for coffee at the local cafe, and every few months we do “run for beer” where we run on a Friday night and then eat and drink together.

To find out more or join our group, please call 0427 167 288 or email janet@achievingyou.com.au

POSE running is what we focus on

Check this short video out on the breakdown on running technique

Some Lives We have Changed…

When Wednesday night boot camp classes had come to an end I was apprehensive about what I was going to do as a replacement. Achieving You Director Janet McMinn, suggested that I join the Wednesday night Run Club as a substitution. My initial thoughts were “I’m not a runner” “I don’t enjoy running” “I won’t be able to keep up with everyone”. With over a year attending Run Club those thoughts are void and it has now become a class that I thoroughly enjoy and will make certain I can regularly attend.

With week night and weekend circuits, marathons and fun runs, it has also developed into a social feature. Classes and circuits consistently vary every week which keeps it interesting and challenging.

I am now 25 weeks pregnant and I am still attending run club. I might be getting bigger and slower every week but that seems to be irrelevant as everyone’s fitness levels are non identical, and the classes are tailored to suit everyone’s individual needs. This makes the classes more enjoyable and comfortable, and being pregnant has kept me motivated to continue maintaining my fitness levels throughout my pregnancy.

While I can, I will continue to attend run club and look forward to pursuing it again post baby with Janet’s ongoing support.

Lis Parsens

Having not run a single kilometre in more than 7 years following three ankle operations and two babies, I signed up to Achieving You’s 6 Week Running  Program with much trepidation and nervous anticipation.

However, the program was paced for all types and fitness levels, and I never felt out or place or that I was too slow to participate. The group was full of lovely encouraging normal people (non-marathon types!), and Janet designed sessions that were interesting and challenging. Over the course of the program I went from running 3 kms to 8 kms, improved my pace and technique, lost weight and gained  fitness, as well as reinvigorated my motivation to run as a regular part of my training routine.

Bec Landon

Prior to participating in Achieving You’s 6 week running program I saw running as a necessary evil. In the past I have most certainly had moments of “enjoying running”, but I never loved it. I ran simply because I felt it was an important form of cardio exercise. After the 6 week program, running has now become my favourite form of exercise.

I joined the 6 week program for one express reason – to get back into running after an injury. I injured my knee late last year, and had been sidelined from running for over four months. The program provided me with the ability to start running again in a structured and supportive environment. Within 6 short weeks I went from running 3 km to 10 km.

The information and handouts provided throughout the program have been incredibly helpful. In particular, the detailed information provided on post-run stretches has proven invaluable.

The running program catered for a wide range of running abilities and experience. The atmosphere was incredibly welcoming and supportive. Arising from the program I am up and running again (literally) and I have also improved my running pace and confidence.

As part of the running program I also started going to Achieving You’s Run Club on Saturday mornings. The Run Club is a great way to start the weekend, and I highly recommend it.

Katelyn

When Janet first suggested I come along to a run club session on a Wednesday night the first thing I said to her was “I can’t run and I don’t really enjoy it” not to mention everything else that ran through my mind at the time. Well things have really changed in the last 4 months. While I am not breaking any records I have actually managed to run in my first race ever at the age of 47. Learning technique, what to do before and after running has made a huge difference to how I feel about the whole “running thing”. The support I have received from not only Janet, but all the other runners on a Wednesday night has made me already sign up for my next race. I started only 2 months ago!

Bec

I have had asthma all my life, therefore never was able to run distances. As I grew older it improved and after meeting my husband who loved running, I decided I wanted to give it a go too. I joined Janet’s run club in 2011, to train for the Bridge to Brisbane, I couldn’t run further than 2-3km at this time. With Janet’s incredible support, encouragement and training I managed to run the 10km race that first year. Since then I have conquered Mt Cootha, and run 2 half marathons, and I now using running as a way of distressing and for social enjoyment with the rest of the club. I am fitter than I have ever been – Cheers Janet!

Carla