Focus Groups

coach Jesse Kempf assisted by Dan Bell and Hannah Kempf

The focus for this group is providing support for those aiming to improve their times whether you are an 800m runner or an ultra runner. This group is suitable for athletes of all abilities wanting to improve their speed.

Tuesday: 5.30pm at Caroline Bay Beach Volleyball Courts. We warmup and cool down as a pack and complete our workouts in pace groups. Thse will be posted weekly in the Facebook Fourm and in the Run Timaru Newsletter.

Saturday: 8am at Caroline Bay Beach Volleyball Courts, format is the same as Tuesday, however typically it is a workout with longer reps. In the summer months we meet at Aorangi Track. Coaches will buddy people up so athletes of similar ability are together. Workouts are based off time, i.e. 3 x 10 min, 6 x 4 min, finish back at the carpark, stretch, chat, warm down.

Co-ordinated by Paul Williams assisted by Lee-Anne Lang and Rebecca Taylor

This group is for those wanting to improve their fitness, social connections and or target their first 10km, half marathon or other fun event. A group that provides training advice and guidance to individual athletes as requested.

Tuesday: Currently Meeting at Caroline Bay Beach Volley Ball Courts at 5:30pm for an interval session (approx. 45 mins). This is subject to change to Centenial Park after daylight savings.

​​​​​​​Saturday: Low intensity, easy running, jogging or walking at talking pace. Approximately 1 hour. Various courses around Timaru town. Currently meeting at West End Park 8am for 6km, 8km and 10km loops at conversational pace followed by coffee or breakfast at a cafe.

Co-ordinated by Giles Fairbrother assisted by Simone Faulkner and Kurt Englebrecht

The trail group is all about getting outdoors with fellow club members and friends to explore new places, develop confidence and technical skills on the trails and in the hills.

The trail group plans to host one club trail run per month. In the past these runs have been on long weekends or Sunday mornings. Information about the monthly trail run will be posted in the Run Timaru Facebook Page and in the Run Timaru Newsletter.

Safety, gear and nutritional suggestions will be given.

​​​​​​​Please note; anyone is welcome to attend all club runs and you do not have to stick to one particular group.