WAMC training sessions

Contact the WAMC office on 9472 4833 or [email protected] 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.

Cost: Free

Two runners

Tuesday evenings

Perry Lakes - Interval Session, 5.30pm.

Alderbury St Reserve, Perry Lakes

Coach starts setup of cones for the 400m course at 5:30, when many people turn up and start their own pre-session jogs. At 5:50 we start doing warmups and then at 6.00 we start running the session, which involves 4800m of effort, split into various combinations of distances and break durations. Sometimes we do run/jog whistle sessions, mainly when there's rain.

Cost: $5 for adults, $2 for U18. Payments may be made by credit card, including pay for 10 and get 11. These funds cover council charges for use of the reserve.

Regular attendees are encouraged 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.

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.

Wednesday night BBQ

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.

Perth trail series


5 to 15km with the Northern Suburbs Running Group. For details contact Chris Kowalski 9399 2540 facebook.com/groups/308742292543157

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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 [email protected].

Perth Social Runners

When:6pm Tuesday, 6pm Thursday
DescriptionPerth Social 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

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!

DOSE Running

Where:Western Suburbs, Perth
When:7 Adult Sessions weekly, 10 Kids Sessions weekly, find a time that suits you!
DescriptionDOSE Running offers online, in-person, private and group running training for kids and adults.
  • Kids Adventure Running
  • Learn & Return to Run
  • DOSE Running & Pilates 10km, 21.1km, 42.2km & Ultra-marathons, including training for WAMC’s awesome running events!
DOSE Running was founded by head coach, Scarlett Duncan (BSc Health Science, Specialising in Exercise & Sport Science).

Carine Darkrun

Where:Corner of Okely Street and Beach Road, Carine
When:Tuesday, 6:00pm
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

Where:varies, see website
When:Mon - Thurs 5:30pm, Sat 7am, Sun varies
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

Where:Outside Bikeforce Success, 676 Beeliar drive Success
When:6:30pm Wednesday
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

Where:Deep Water Point in Applecross / Varying
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.

Manning Park Trail Runners

Where:Manning Park – Manning Stairs carpark on Azelia Rd Spearwood
When:5pm Kids Group then 6pm Main Session every Thursday

FREE Trail Running session every Thursday night open to everyone. Come for the run, stay for the community! Meet in the carpark near the stairs:

5pm for a Kids Group which goes until 6pm, including a 15min warmup.

Then 6pm for our Main Session. We do a 15min group warm up then head out on the trails for 1hr till 7:15pm.

In the 6pm main session we have a range of different paced groups from a hiking group, hike/jog, easy, medium, fast and podium getters! We cater for all paces.

Kalgoorlie Runners

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.

Running shoes

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.

Woman with layered clothing

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.

Running journal

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.

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