Absolute Beginners Run Club - Info Pack

Absolute Beginners Run Club

Would you LOVE to be able to run 5km? Are you worried that you are too slow/unfit/old? Yes? Then this is for you. With a new group starting in Mullingar on April 7th plus the Online Program this is your opportunity to do like hundreds of women have already & go for it, learn to run over 12 weeks in a totally non competitive atmosphere with me motivating and cheering for you every step of the way. I'm delighted to also be partnering up with an amazing charity Our New Ears - who support the families of deaf children who use technology to hear- and coaching members via the online program in the run up to this years VHI Mini Marathon.

 Frequently Asked Questions

When?  Tuesday April 7th 7pm 

Where?   Mullingar Shamrocks 

 Duration?  12 weeks

12 Week Online Program  if location doesn't suit. All content delivered via email with weekly videos & as a part of the private fb group too get the support of other members following both online & in the live group.
You are much more likely to complete it when you have someone holding you accountable (me) and the sense of being a part of a community of beginners.

Cost €35 

How much does it cost? 

€90 per person pay in full
If you are taking part in the Mullingar group you can come along to the first session and make your mind up afterwards so you have nothing to lose! 

Last date for online sign up is Sunday April 5th €35

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You can also pay on the night but still subscribe here so you receive emails before & during.

What if I’m not fit enough? 
That is the point of this group and plan- to take that worry away- this is for non-runners starting off. Being unfit is a perfect way to start. The key is that I keep the pace slow and steady for the entire 12 weeks and the group stays together. No one will ever be left at the back or feeling like they can’t keep up, and for the online members I instruct you on how to do this.

What length are the sessions?
All sessions start with a 5 min warm up walk and end with stretches.  For the first half of program sessions are a mix of walking & jogging. The first session is more walking than anything else. No sessions last longer than fifty minutes over the 12 weeks and the pace stays the same.

What do I need to wear or bring? 
Just clothes that are comfy to jog in and runners, after a few weeks you may decide to be fitted for runners. Penney’s have great comfy leggings, so you don't need to break the bank! You won’t need water but do bring a drink if you’d like. Oh, and a supportive bra!

What happens if I miss a week or two? 
Everyone receives their own copy of the plan, so you can follow the sessions- amazingly some people have even run on their holidays much to their own surprise!!It requires a commitment of 3 sessions a week - one you do with me and the group the other two at a time that suits you alone or with friends/other members. These short sessions are your “me" time and you'll soon start looking forward to them!

Can we contact you in between sessions? 
Yes, there is a private RUNCLUB FaceBook group that you can join. It’s a great place to ask questions because everyone benefits from the answer- if your query is private PM me and I will get back to you within 24 hours Monday to Friday. If you need me, please, please get in touch because I can only help if I know you need it.

Where can I complete my own sessions? 
It invoves three sessions a week (including the Tuesday session with me) that you can fit into your own schedule and I recommend keeping your route flat. The track at Shamrocks is ideal if you are in Mullingar, flat always open and you can use it any time.

How do I keep track of the walk/jog sections of my own sessions? 
You can time sessions with a stopwatch, but there are also phone apps -Gym boss & Seconds Pro -that you can enter in timings beforehand and lots of people have found these useful (teenage children can be really useful when it comes to inputting the info!!)

I’m still so nervous about starting, anything I can do about that? 
Yes, please try not to worry. I've suffered from anxiety and know how powerful it can be but if you can trust me, I promise you will be glad you did. Everyone is nervous and has the voice of fear saying, “you won’t be good enough”/ “you will be too slow/too unfit/ too overweight or too old. Over the next 12 weeks that voice is going to get a lot quieter! This is about focusing on all the positives, taking the first step to sign up is HUGE- Well done. You can congratulate yourself now before even starting.

I started these groups because more than anything I wanted to create a way for women to feel comfortable learning to run, to be able to kick out self doubt and comparing themselves to others and instead enjoy the experience. I'm so proud of what it has evolved into.

Looking forward to meeting you either online or in person and getting started.

Hannah Lilly x

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"The easy pace is great and I met so many lovely people. I highly recommend Hannah Lilly Run Club." - Collette

"I joined Run Club approaching my 40th birthday having come through a difficult period in my life and my fitness levels were non existent- I was never sporty. I can honestly say it was the best thing I've ever done. It boosted my confidence and I now do things for myself" - Sinead

"I delayed starting Run Club for years because I was so nervous. I was sure I'd be the worst and wanted to cancel. But I showed up and instantly  felt at ease. Hannah Lilly really is telling the truth when she says she'll look after you." - Lorraine

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Hannah Lilly is the owner of Hannah Lilly Fitness and Mum to one daughter Jessica (14) and three boys Leon (11), Charlie (2) and baby Joshua. Her passion for fitness and sharing that with others led her to qualify as a Personal Trainer in 2013 and to start up the hugely successful Absolute Beginners Run Club. Run Club stemmed from her desire to create an environment that was non-competitive and where everyone could be themselves without any fear of being judged. She has also been a frequent speaker at schools and live events over the years and writes honest accounts of her daily highs and lows on Facebook and Instagram which to her delight have become a source of positivity for others.
But it hasn’t all been positive and after training to compete as a bikini competitor in 2014 Hannah Lilly had a mental breakdown while struggling to come to terms with the fact that her disordered eating habits, obsession with fitness and achieving the “perfect” physique were ultimately damaging her relationships - with her children, herself - and her quality of life.
It was from these struggles with anxiety, low self-esteem and more recently post-natal depression after the births of her last two children that The Joy Project was born. Beginning with a mindset experiment, she created the Positive Exchange, which included following daily habits such as gratitude and kindness. Hannah credits the Joy Project and her now healthy dose of exercise with changing her life for the better.
Future goals include publishing a book, travelling back to the US in 2020, spreading fitness and joy, being the best Mum, she can be. Along with remembering that perfect doesn’t exist!
We’re all human it’s OK to not be OK but it’s more than OK to want things to be better.