Beginners running programme - Group 14

Join a friendly running group in the grounds of Penrhyn Castle. No matter what your ability or fitness level, you can enjoy walking, jogging & running, inspired by the beautiful views! Our lovely Run Leaders will support you every step of the way.

  • Booking advisable
  • Free event

We are running a Couch to 5km programme suitable for complete beginners or those who have not run in a long time.

Starting at 9.30am, the sessions will take place before the castle is open to the general public to ensure a quiet and relaxed atmosphere.

On the final week of the programme the group will complete the Penrhyn parkrun together on a Saturday morning.

The basics

Booking details
Please email RunLeaderTeam@nationaltrust.org.uk to register interest.
Suitability
Suitable for ages 12+ (12-15 year olds need to be accompanied by an adult)
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Meet outside the Visitor Centre in the main car park.
What to bring and wear
Please wear clothing you will be comfortable walking and running outside in. Beginners - Please wear running shoes if you have them, otherwise trainers or the most 'trainer-like' shoes you own.
Accessibility
This group is suitable for complete beginners. If you have any questions regarding accessibility please get in touch.
Other
From Sunday 16 February the Castle café will be open from 10.30am, so you are welcome to join us and have a well earned hot or cold drink afterwards. This is a free group but donations to the National Trust are greatly appreciated. If you are a member of the National Trust please bring your membership card to scan at the start of the session. Programme dates (don't worry if you can't make them all): 1. Sun 19 Jan 2. Sun 26 Jan 3. Sun 2 Feb 4. Sun 9 Feb 5. Sun 16 Feb 6. Sun 23 Feb 7. Sun 1 Mar 8. Sat 7 Mar (parkrun) Penrhyn parkrun: Every Saturday morning a friendly community of local runners and joggers, some with prams and dogs on leads, gather to take part in Penrhyn parkrun - a free timed 5km run around the castle. On the final week of the programme, Week 8, the group will join the parkrun and complete it together. After this everyone in the group is warmly invited to continue attending the parkruns every Saturday. http://www.parkrun.org.uk/penrhyn/

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
2 February 2020 09:30 - 10:30 Available
9 February 2020 09:30 - 10:30 Available
16 February 2020 09:30 - 10:30 Available
23 February 2020 09:30 - 10:30 Available
1 March 2020 09:30 - 10:30 Available
7 March 2020 08:40 - 10:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
The Run Leader Team
Email
RunLeaderTeam@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01248 353084

Upcoming events

Beginners running programme - Group 14

Sun 02 Feb 2020
09:30-10:30
Join a friendly running group in the grounds of Penrhyn Castle. No matter what your ability or fitness level, you can enjoy walking, jogging & running, inspired by the beautiful views! Our lovely Run Leaders will support you every step of the way.

Sunday dog walking sessions at Penrhyn Castle

Sun 09 Feb 2020
11:30-12:00
Bring your four-legged friend (or friends) for a Sunday stroll around the grounds at Penrhyn Castle.

Dark Skies Festival: Zodiac talks

Thu 20 Feb 2020
11:00-11:30
Join is for special led tours into the castle where we explore the iconic zodiac stained glass windows in the Grand Hall.

Dark Skies Festival: StarDome planetarium experience

Thu 20 Feb 2020
11:15-11:45
Step inside the StarDome and travel deep into outer space to experience all the wonders of the night's sky.

Dark skies festival: Fireside star stories

Thu 20 Feb 2020
16:00-17:00
Take a walk with us into the woods as we settle down by our new fire-pit for some starry storytelling. Learn how the stars helped shape Welsh history and hear some of the myths, legends and literature, inspired by the nights sky.

Dark Skies Festival: Evening stargazing

Thu 20 Feb 2020
18:30-19:30
Join us for a wonderful evening of stargazing, exploring the night's sky and celebrating our status as a Dark Skies National Park