Trail Run 10K - 10 Week Training Program
GOOD TIMES ON THE TRAILS.
Explore new trails and improve your trail running technique with MEC Victoria!
This gradual training program is designed to prepare participants who are already comfortable running 5km to running 10km over the course of 10 weeks. The clinic is geared towards adapting your road running skills to the varied terrain of trail running to enable you to reach your goals, and most importantly having fun exploring the beautiful trails around Victoria!
Weekly sessions will consist of a 15-30min class covering topics such as trail safety, form, nutrition, trail gear, and more, followed by a 30-60min group run session. Note the length of these sessions may vary as certain terrain is more technical and undulating. A training plan will be provided to you at the first session and weekly emails will keep you in touch with your coach and on-top of your training plan.
Participants will meet once a week at various locations set out in the calendar (first day will meet at MEC Victoria).
$40 - 10 week program
Registration includes a FREE entry into MEC Victoria Race TWO on March 25 at Thetis Lake.
Clinic participants are also welcome to join our FREE MEC Run Crew (Tuesdays at 6:00pm & Saturdays at 9:00am) to supplement their training throughout the week.
*Clinics are non-refundable and non-transferable.
This clinic takes place every Sunday morning from January 21 through March 25 from 9:00am-10:30am. Please meet on time at the location outlined in the schedule below.
A training program will be provided to you at the first session outlining the entire training program, complete with dates, weekly distances, and clinic topics. Weekly focus topics will be presented by our knowledgeable MEC run clinic leaders and special guests.
|Date||Location||Meeting Point||Training Focus|
|January 21||Warm-up run||MEC Victoria - 1450 Government St||Meet and greet|
|January 28||Cedar Hill Park||Cedar Hill Rec Centre -||Trail running form|
|February 4||Hatley Park||Royal Roads University lower parking lot -||Injury prevention|
|February 11||Gowlland Tod Provincial Park||Caleb Pike -||The LOVE of running*|
|February 18||Goldstream Provincial Park||Group site campground parking lot -||Strength training|
|February 25||Francis/ King Regional Park||Munn Rd paking lot -||Tech gear: GPS and safety|
|Durrance Lake parking lot||Tech gear: HR monitors|
|March 11||Thetis Lake Regional Park||Main parking lot -||Hydration and nutrition|
|March 18||Mount Douglas Park||Main parking lot -||Race prep, next steps, and motivation*|
|March 25||Thetis Lake Regional Park||Main Beach -||MEC Race TWO|
- Clinic participants should feel comfortable running 5-7km
- Come dressed for the weather (precipitation, temperature, trail conditions)
- Washrooms are available at meeting locations
- We recommend you come prepared with a watch, water bottle/ hydration system
For more information about our events, please contact the MEC Victoria Outreach Coordinator, Caitlin Brown, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (250)386-2667 ext.235
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