WAMC training sessions

Contact the WAMC office on 9472 4833 or wamc@wamc.org.au with any enquiries

When you train with the WAMC you will get plenty of tips and advice from experienced runners. Committing to regular training sessions also helps with motivation and boosts your fitness level and aerobic capacity, enabling you to run stronger, faster and longer. At WAMC, we offer training sessions for all ability levels, so anyone is welcome to come along.

Monday evenings

Point Walter - 8km time trials, 6pm.

Pt Walter Kiosk. Dick Blom 9337 7796

Cost: Free

Tuesday evenings

Perry Lakes - Interval Session, 5.30pm.

Alderbury St Reserve, Perry Lakes

Cost: $4 per person per session - payable to the coach, Jon Kappler at the session.

The WAMC covers the costs of the venue, we encourage regular users of the session to become WAMC members.

Wednesday evenings

Social Runners Session - WAMC Clubrooms - 6km+ (anything up to 20km if you desire), 5.30pm. Burswood Water Sports Centre, 1 Camfield Drive, Burswood.

Pt Walter Kiosk. Dick Blom 9337 7796

Cost: Free

People run in informal groups, depending on their preferred pace and distance – if you’re a newcomer, ask around. The 5.30 start time is fairly flexible, but until you get the hang of things, it would be a good idea to be punctual. Also, the bar opens after the run, and there’s a lot of socialising.

Thursday evenings

Perth Trail Series - Kings Park

Distance: 8 - 10km

Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Cost: Free

Perth Trail Series hosts a weekly free Thursday night group trail run in Kings Park, meet out front of Aspects. No trail experience necessary.

Joondalup

5 to 15km with the Northern Suburbs Running Group. For details contact Chris Kowalski 9399 2540 or Alison Ratcliffe 0478 841 890 www.nsrg.org.au


Community training groups

If you are part of a regular running group (social or competitive) and you’d like to be added to this page please send an email to wamc@wamc.org.au.

Break your limits

Where213 Railway Road, Subiaco
When6am Tuesday
Webbreakyourlimits.com
DescriptionA group of like minded people training with each other for the common purpose of achieving their individual goals.

Perth Urban Runners

WhereVarying
When6pm Tuesday, 6pm Thursday
Webperthurbanrunners.com
DescriptionPerth Urban Runners is a social running club that is open to all levels and completely free. We meet centrally a couple times a week with a common goal of running more and staying motivated with a friendly bunch of runners.

Running Buddies - Perth

WhereVarious
WhenVarious
Webfacebook.com/groups/runningbuddiesperth
DescriptionSocial running group in Perth, WA – Free for all to attend! We are a semi structured running group located centrally that regularly organises events such as distance runs, trail runs, circuit sessions, hills and stairs, sprint intervals and socials. Regular events are on Tuesday & Thursday Evenings and Sunday, Wednesday & Friday Mornings with the occasional ad-hoc event. Exercise is so much easier when done with friends!

Carine Darkrun

WhereCorner of Okely Street and Beach Road, Carine
WhenTuesday, 6:00pm
Webfacebook.com/groups/345823382231986
DescriptionCarine Darkrun is a friendly, welcoming group who meet to do hill reps every Tuesday. We have been around for over five years and are genuinely open to all levels and abilities

Northern Suburbs Running Group

Wherevaries, see website
WhenMon - Thurs 5:30pm, Sat 7am, Sun varies
Webnsrg.org.au
DescriptionWe are a friendly running group that meets up in Joondalup and surrounding areas. Our group promotes running and walking with the emphasis on fun and fitness. Runners of all ages, abilities and ambitions are welcome to join us. All of our sessions are free! Just turn up and introduce yourself!

Lake Runningworks

WhereOutside Bikeforce Success, 676 Beeliar drive Success
When6:30pm Wednesday
Webfacebook.com/groups/141798129359667
DescriptionWe run trails around the local lake systems and some footpaths/roads. We can run in Thompson’s lake for kangaroo spotting when we have an international visitor.

Running Sole Mates

WhereDeep Water Point in Applecross / Varying
WhenVarying
Webfacebook.com/groups/524263001087180
DescriptionWe run most days of the week, every week. We have various training sessions which can change depending on club needs and pending events, such as a newbies Half Marathon Training plan for the Busso Half. Most of our sessions are held from Deep Water Point in Applecross, though we do have some in South Perth, Shelley, Bibra Lake and occasionally other locations but the focus is Applecross/Mt Pleasant. They are all South of the River.

Trail Thursday's

WhereManning Park – Manning Stairs carpark on Azelia Rd Spearwood
When6:15pm Thursday
Webfacebook.com/groups/1487953351215248
DescriptionFREE Trail Running session open to everyone. Fast, medium and easy groups caters for all abilities. The aim of this group is to share our knowledge of the Manning Park trails with those who may not know the area too well or feel safer running in a group situation rather than alone or just simply enjoy the company of running with others

Kalgoorlie Runners

WhereVarious
WhenVarious
Webfacebook.com/groups/100585360934
DescriptionKalgoorlie Runners is a hub to bring together all kinds of runners so we can run together. Why run alone when you can use this page to hook up with someone (or many people) running at your pace and your distance at a time of day that works for you? We have established some set runs but you can post at any time to find a running buddy (or five) if those runs don’t suit you.

Training Tips

Here are a few tips to get you going. For more tips, information and resources, see some of these great sites: Aims Running World, Masters Athletics WA and Athletics West.

Invest in good shoes

Running is a relatively inexpensive sport but good shoes are a must. Your feet can absorb up to five times your body weight when running so the right shoes are essential. Always seek professional advice when choosing shoes; and remember that most shoes last about 800km before their shock absorbers wear out.

Keep clothes light and layered

Those high cut shorts aren’t a mere fashion statement, they’re designed to stop chafing! For night runs, it’s advisable to wear something reflective or invest in a flashing light since it’s important to be seen by passing cars.

Keep a running journal

It can be as simple as a few notes of the distance and time you ran each day, or more detailed with lengthier entries about your route, the way you feel, and the stuff you thought about on the run. By keeping a record you can track your progress and avoid past pitfalls.