Get into GEAR with Ryston Runners

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Ryston Runners AC are once again offering people the chance to take advantage of a series of free training sessions to get prepared for the Bespak Grand East Anglia Run.

The weekly sessions will be led by UK Athletics qualified coaches and will take place on Wednesdays between 7 and 8pm at Lynnsport, from March 4-25 inclusive.

Aimed at beginners and improvers wanting to enter the Bespak GEAR, the sessions will include track work, practice runs and practical advice about equipment, techniques and what to wear, helping runners to prepare for race day on Sunday, May 3.

Borough Council race director Roger Partridge said: “These ever-popular sessions are designed to help people who are taking part in competitive running for the first time or for people who are looking to improve their techniques.

“The feedback from the sessions is excellent and the training evenings have become a popular element of the whole event, in fact demand was so high last year we had to offer four additional sessions.”

Andy Smith, chair of Ryston Runners, added: “Good preparation is the key to success in any race. These sessions are free of charge and suitable for complete beginners as well as regular runners and we welcome everyone. Whatever level you are running at, the sessions will be fun and everyone will come away with some great tips.”

There is no charge and no need to register, just turn up at Lynnsport on the night and report to reception.

Participants should attend in usual running kit. Changing rooms and toilets are available at Lynnsport.

To support the training evenings there is also a training plan, designed by former Olympian Paul Evans, on the Bespak GEAR website

Alternatively joining the Park Run in The Walks every Saturday is another great way to prepare for the race - register at