Training

COVID-19 update: Limited sessions available
CDF sessions are back, though in a limited way. We will be running regular sessions which must be booked in advance. These are dependent on run leader availability and may change weekly. We will offer early booking to our affiliated members before making links generally available in our Facebook group.

Sessions will be run strictly by advance booking only. You can sign up at Eventbrite, though if you are unable to make a session for any reason, please cancel your place to allow someone else to take part.

We understand there may be disappointment in missing out, but we will do our best to offer a variety of sessions and locations until we are allowed to return fully.

TRAINING (limited sessions available – see Covid-19 update)

All of our sessions are FREE for members and non-members alike. You’ll need to book your place (as per the details above) but once that’s done, just turn up and run!

Remember to give us a shout on the night if it’s your first time, so we can explain how it all works to you.

FAQ

If you have any questions in the meantime, drop us an email or join our Facebook group.

Mondays 18:30 – Boomerang Run

To keep things simple as we return to normality, our Monday runs will be out and back in Bute Park. We’ll meet by Pettigrew Tea Rooms at the Castle Street entrance to the park, go through a group warm up, and then be set off in waves. You just run as far as you can or want to, and then at a certain time turn around and head back. You can keep this super chatty and easy, or use it to practice your pacing, hitting the finish line at precisely the last second.

Wednesdays 18:30 – Speed/Strength Session

We love to hate these sessions! Sprints, intervals, circuits, mini-races. All designed to get you running faster, improve your technique and do something different than pounding the streets.

Remember ‘speed’ doesn’t mean the same as fast! We all support each other to push ourselves to whatever level best suits us. We’ll often split into a few different groups so you can run with people of a similar speed to you and a variety of options of how far to run.

For Monday and Wednesday, make sure you book in advance and then meet us at Pettigrew Tea Rooms, near the Castle Street entrance to Bute Park. This is where we’ll start and finish our runs. Please be aware that as we cannot currently meet indoors, there will be no bag drop so please plan appropriately.

Sundays 9:30 – Long Run

Options from 10k and up. We have a standard route around Bute Park, which you can then add to depending on what distance you want to do. Running in a group is the best way to increase your mileage and with us you’ll never run on your own. This is an easy paced run so there’s never a worry of being ‘too slow’ or ‘not good enough’.

We’re all in it together, and there’ll always be people happy to run with you at any pace.

Our Sunday runs are pretty flexible in terms of location. Most weeks we’ll meet outside the Sport Wales National Centre in Sophia Gardens at 9:30 for our long run. However, some weeks we may start from an alternative location, so the best thing is to keep your eye on our Facebook group to stay up to date.

10k route

15k route

22k route

Coaches and Leaders

Rich Skyrme - Head Coach

  • Leadership in Running Fitness
  • Coach in Running Fitness
David Sinclair - Run Coach

  • Leadership in Running Fitness
  • Coach in Running Fitness
  • Run Wales Leader of the Year 2019
Ben Jones - Run Leader

  • Leadership in Running Fitness
Carl Evans - Run Leader

  • Leadership in Running Fitness
Liz Rees - Run Leader


  • Leadership in Running Fitness
  • Couch to 5k Co-ordinator
Matt Henson - Run Leader

  • Leadership in Running Fitness
Nadine Leder - Run Leader

  • Leadership in Running Fitness
Nina Lindholm - Run Leader

  • Leadership in Running Fitness
Ruth Roberts - Run Leader


  • Leadership in Running Fitness
  • Couch to 5k Co-ordinator
Steph Ferry - Run Leader


  • Leadership in Running Fitness
  • 2017 British Civil Service 100m & 200m Champion
Stewart Harding - Run Leader


  • Leadership in Running Fitness
Zoe James - Run Leader


  • Leadership in Running Fitness

Other sessions

Saturdays – parkrun

We try to frequent parkrun as much as possible, including trips to courses all over Wales and sometimes beyond! Our ‘home’ parkrun is Grangemoor, and we’d love you to join us there.

www.parkrun.org.uk