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New Beginnings Training Schedule

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

Training schedule. Meeting each Wednesday at 6.30pm at McKee Clock
02/10/19 Lamppost session along the pier
09/10/19 Pyramids along the Pier
16/10/19 Fartlek Session
23/10/19 Cone Session
30/10/19 Time Pyramids

06/11/19 Strides along the pier
13/11/19 Long run to Ballyholme
20/11/19 Hill Efforts
27/11/19 Distance Pyramids in the square x2sets, 1x reverse

04/12/19 Long run to Ballyholme
11/12/19 Hill Session
18/12/19 Pyramids along the pier
25/12/19 Cone Session TBC – date may move

01/01/20 Long run to Ballyholme
08/01/20 Running Technique
15/01/20 Time Pyramids
22/01/20 Lamppost session along the Pier
29/01/20 Hill Efforts

05/02/20 Strides along the pier
12/02/20 Hill Session
19/02/20 Distance Pyramids in the square x2sets, 1x reverse
26/02/20 Fartlek Session

04/03/20 Hill Efforts
11/03/20 Pyramids along the pier
18/03/20 Long run to Ballyholme
25/03/20 Lamppost session along the Pier

Move to Ward Park