New Beginnings

‘New Beginnings’ is a training group for North Down AC members. It is aimed at those new to running or coming back after a break, who are able to run 5k in about 27 – 37 minutes (approx 9-12 mins per mile) and not yet comfortably progressed to 10k.

Meeting at Ward Park, Bangor on Wednesday evenings at 6.30pm, the session will involve warm-up, a training run or session of about 40-45 minutes, and cool down and stretches at the end.

There is no extra cost involved other than the club membership fee, details of which can be found in our membership section:

Due to the numbers attending on Wednesday nights, it is appreciated if these guidelines are adhered to. This is to ensure a manageable ratio of leaders and participants, and to ensure the club members which the group is aimed at, are benefitting from the sessions.

Those who are able to run 5k under about 27 minutes, and 10k in under about 55 minutes will have more benefit attending the Monday Night group which meets at Bangor Sportsplex at 7.00pm.

Check out the Monday night schedule here:

Alternatively, there is a track session at Ballykillaire Sportsplex every Wednesday, starting at 6pm, which is aimed at all abilities.

For further information please email

07/06/17 Hill Session
14/06/17 Loop Runs
21/06/17 Time Pyramids
28/06/17 Long run – Dual-carriageway
05/07/17 Fartlek and Strides session
12/07/17 Long run – Ballyholme Yacht Club
19/07/17 Hill session
26/07/17 Cones and Strides session
02/08/17 Long run – Dual-carriageway
09/08/17 Indian File
16/08/17 Distance Pyramids
23/08/17 Running technique session,
30/08/17 Long run – Ballyholme Yacht Club
06/09/17 Hill Efforts
13/09/17 Time Pyramids
20/09/17 Fartlek and Strides session
27/09/17 Long run – Ballyholme Yacht Club
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