Run­ning ses­sions in Stawell

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Stawell Am­a­teur Ath­letic Club has re­sumed its free Mon­day night train­ing ses­sions for run­ners of all ages and abil­i­ties at Stawell’s Cen­tral Park.

Club pres­i­dent Keith Loft­house said the ses­sions, start­ing at 6pm for runs of 45 to 50 min­utes, were de­signed to im­prove fit­ness and stamina for par­tic­i­pants in all sports and for any­one keen to lose weight.

“We would es­pe­cially like to see lapsed foot­ballers to let them know there is life af­ter footy,” he said.

“The mag­nif­i­cent grass sur­face at Cen­tral Park is gen­tle on the body.

“I’ve learnt from ex­pe­ri­ence that if you train ex­clu­sively on bi­tu­men you risk even­tual break­down.”

Mr Loft­house said par­tic­i­pants needed only to ex­er­cise at their own pace.

“Club mem­bers use the ses­sions to pre­pare for the cross­coun­try sea­son, but no one has to keep up with the fittest or the fastest,” he said.

“New­com­ers will be sur­prised how much the gap can close af­ter just a few work­outs.”

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