Join our Beginners Running Group at Penrhyn Castle this January

People running outdoors at Kingston Lacy

What would you say if we told you that in 8 weeks time you would be running 5k?

We know it seems daunting.

Not everyone has the confidence to start  running on their own or join the local gym.

That's why we've decided to help beginners and non-runners again in 2018 with a special FREE Beginners and Continuers Running Group.

Over 8 weeks, our friendly volunteers will help you every step of the way and support you to run at your own pace around the beautiful and relaxing surroundings of Penrhyn Castle.

No matter what your ability and fitness level (or lack of) you can enjoy walking, jogging and running, inspired by the beautiful scenery of Penrhyn Castle.

The sessions are back by popular demand in 2018. Starting at 9.30 am they will take place before the Castle is open to the general public to ensure a quiet and relaxed atmosphere and gently ease you into running. Before you know it, you'll be running 5k.

Penrhyn parkrun

Every Saturday morning a friendly community of local runners and joggers, prams and dogs on leads gather to take part in the Penrhyn parkrun, a free timed 5km run around the castle.

By following the same route, the Beginners Running Group sessions will help you gain in confidence as well as fitness as you build towards taking part in our parkrun on the final week of the programme.

But not to worry, even this final goal will be designed to ease you into the world of running. There is no pressure to finish fastest and nobody is left behind - it's all about having fun in the great outdoors.

" It will be nice to be in a small group, behind closed doors but in the great outdoors!"
- Catherine Southall, Beginners Running Group member.

Catherine Southall, who first started running with one of our earlier groups, explains why she decided to take part:

"I've never been the fittest and to be honest I was always either too embarrassed to join a gym or to go running on the streets around where I live. It will be nice to be in a small group, behind closed doors but in the great outdoors!"

"It will also be great to think that everyone might be struggling and out of puff, and that we're in it together rather than a competing against each other”.


Beginners running group Early Spring 2018  - Sundays 9.30am  - 10.30am

  •  28 January
  •    4 February
  •  11 February
  •  18 February
  •   25 February
  •    4 March
  •   11 March
  •   17 March (Saturday, Penrhyn parkrun)
  • Free (Normal admission does NOT apply)

For any questions please e-mail or call 01248 353 084