Training

Training and advice

At WAMC we are all about running.  Our goal is to encourage and increase participation in running within the community.  WAMC provide several organised training sessions however there are also numerous groups established all over Perth that provide a local hub for people interested in running to get involved.  Chances are there will always be a friendly group you can meet up with to run on any given day, time at a pace that suits you!  Below is a list of not only the WAMC led training sessions but also other running groups within the Perth area.

WAMC training sessions

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.
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.
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.

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

 

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.

Central

Break Your Limits

Where: 213 Railway Road, Subiaco                                                                       .
When: 6am Tuesday
Web: Click HERE
A group of like minded people training with each other for the common purpose of achieving their individual goals.

 

Perth Urban Runners

Where: Varying                                                                                                     .
When: 6pm Tuesday, 6pm Thursday
Web: Click HERE
Perth 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

Where: Various                                                                                              .     .
When: Various
Web: Click HERE
Social 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!

 

North

Carine Darkrun

Where: Corner of Okely street and Beach Road, Carine                                  .
When: Tuesday, 6:00pm
Web: Click HERE
Carine 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
Web: Click HERE

We 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!

 

South

Lakes Runningworks

Where: Outside Bikeforce Success, 676 Beeliar drive Success.                   .
When: 6:30pm Wednesday
Web: Click HERE
We 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                                           .
When: Varying
Web: Click HERE
We 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

Where: Manning Park – Manning Stairs carpark on Azelia Rd Spearwood.
When: 6:15pm Thursday
Web: Click HERE
FREE 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

Kalgoorlie Runners

Where: Various                                                                                       .
When: Various
Web: Click HERE
Kalgoorlie 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

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.