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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

Membership 2019/2020

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 Ward Park

02/04/19              Distance Pyramids @ Ward Park

10/04/19              Cone Session @ Ward Park

17/04/19              Indian File/Fartlek Session @ Ward Park

24/04/19              Hill Efforts @ Fairfield Road


01/05/19              Lamppost Session @ Broadway

08/05/19              Time Pyramids @ Ward Park

15/05/19              Hill Session @ Aurora

22/05/19              Fartlek Session @ Ward Park

29/05/19              Long run – Dual-carriageway


05/06/19              Cone Session @ Ward Park

12/06/19              Running Technique @ Ward Park

19/06/19              Distance Pyramids @ Ward Park

26/06/19              Hill Efforts @ Fairfield Road


03/07/19              Long run to Ballyholme 

10/07/19              Lamppost Session @ Broadway

17/07/19              Hill Session @ Aurora

24/07/19              Time Pyramids @ Ward Park

31/07/19              Fartlek Session @ Ward Park


07/08/19              Hill Efforts @ Fairfield Road

14/08/19              Long run – Dual-carriageway

21/08/19              Cone Session @ Ward Park

28/08/19              Distance Pyramids @ Ward Park


04/09/19              Fartlek Session @ Ward Park

11/09/19              Hill Session @ Aurora

18/09/19              Long run to Ballyholme

25/09/19              Distance Pyramids @ Ward Park


02/10/19              Move to McKee Clock