Crusaders Running/Walking club

Crusaders Running/Walking Club

With effect from January 2014, the St Stithians Crusaders Running Club will pair up with the Johannesburg branch of Born 2 Run Athletics Club (or Born 2 Run AC).  Born 2 Run AC is a newly launched national athletics club with branches based in Bryanston, Soweto, Durban, East London and Cape Town.  In aligning itself with Born 2 Run AC, the Crusaders Running Club hopes to offer its members access to the benefits of joining a large and national running club supported by sponsors PUMA, Futurelife, GU Energy, Sporty Skirts and BOOM Rollers.

Born 2 Run AC is led by a young and enthusiastic team of runners who aim to inspire all levels of athletes to progress from strength to strength.  Whether you are joining a running club for the first time, are aiming for a fast (or your first) half or full marathon, or are getting ready to train for the Comrades Marathon, Born 2 Run AC offers its members access to the training, dietary, biokinetic and psychological tools they need to move from good to great!

Members of Born 2 Run AC will benefit from a 20% discount on all kit, athletic and fashion apparel sold at PUMA retail stores and will be able to make full use of numerous group training sessions held during the week.  The club will also assist with seconding at big races such as Comrades and Two Oceans.  Personalised coaching and training programs are available on request, while easy to use training guides for your first 5k, 10k, 21k, 42k, Two Oceans and Comrades are available through the club website.

The following club runs will be held on a weekly basis:

  • Tuesday:  Group Run (10-12k), Hobart Shopping Centre, 5am
  • Tuesday:  Group Hill Work or Speed Session (60 min), Hobart Shopping Centre, 5am
  • Wednesday:  Time Trial (5k), Higher Ground, 6pm
  • Friday: Group Run (10-12k), Hobart Shopping Centre, 5am
  • Saturday:  Bryanston parkrun (5k), Riverside Shopping Centre, 8am (register online at www.parkrun.co.za)

Discounted membership to Born 2 Run AC will be available to all St Stithians Alumni and current members of the Crusaders Running Club.  The annual club fees payable to Born 2 Run AC will be R350.  A Born 2 Run AC club vest may be purchased for R240 and a club peak for R120.  To view the kit and further information about Born 2 Run AC.  Please visit www.born2runac.co.za.  To register with the club, get in touch with Ann and David Ashworth on born2runac@gmail.com or 0712759776 / 0722497806.

Let’s get running!

Ann and David Ashworth    jhb@born2runac.co.za

Etienne Raffner (administration) – eraffner@gmail.com – 082 904 9477

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