Eccleshill Road Runners Club

Our Club was formed in 1988. Since then we have been based at various venues. The latest – and we think the best because of its great facilties – is at Idle Cricket Club. We are one of very few running clubs that trains three nights per week plus some Sunday mornings. This gives our members a much greater choice.

We cater for all abilities; from the total beginner up to the serious marathon runner and beyond. But the most important thing is we value and treat them all with the same respect.

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We pride ourselves on the friendliness of our members and the atmosphere that this creates. But don’t take our word for it, come along and see for yourself. Everyone is made very welcome regardless of ability; in fact the only thing we don’t accept is credit cards – unless you’re over ninety and accompanied by both parents.

But seriously, if you are one of those lone runners that we keep seeing out there – and we all used to be one – have a good look at this website then pop down to the Club and have a trial run with us, we will guarantee you won’t be disappointed.

About Training: The club has six UK qualified athletics coaches.

Training sessions are three times per week at 7:00pm, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays with sessions to suit all abilities. Winter base is from Idle Cricket Club where there are excellent toilet and shower facilities and there’s even a bar. Summer base is from Rawdon Meadows car park, Apperley Bridge, Bradford on Mondays and Wednesdays, Idle Cricket Club on Fridays. We also arrange some Sunday morning runs at 9.30am from Rawdon Meadows car park, Apperley Bridge, please call for details.

Kayla Itsines App Review

I downloaded Kayla Itsines’app, Sweat with Kayla, about two months ago, so I think I’m in a good position to write a proper Kayla Itsines app review since I now have a very good grasp of its capabilities. Sweat with Kayla is regarded as the new home of the Bikini Body Guides (BBG) which assists men and women in sticking to their fitness and health goals through an interactive portable app. The app lets you sign up for an account, then choose which week you would prefer to start on. People who are completely new to BBG will have to start the course on week 1, while people who are more advanced users could start the course on a different week. For more details on this fact you could check out the Sweat With Kayla App Review By Norbati.

The Sweat with Kayla app has a lot of features that change to some extent depending on the week you are currently on. Features such as resistance workouts (arms, abs, legs, and full body depending on the week you are on), HIIT workouts, LISS workouts, rehabilitation (where you decide to stretch out your full body, lower body or upper body) and at times a bonus challenge all change.

As a guy, I was at first a bit undecided about which app to use for my hill marathon training, until I later settled for Sweat with Kayla, so I incorporated BBG into my marathon training. Here I am doing a Kayla Itsines App review on my hill marathon preparation. The whole BBG program runs for 12 weeks.

The legs day is always the toughest workout for me because I’m always very sore for some days afterward. So, no matter how I tried, it affected my running a bit. The legs day for week 2 falls on a Friday which was great for speedwork, but not good for long run. This is because I do long runs on Saturdays.

The full body/arms/abs workout also leave me sore but it’s not as bad as the kind of soreness I get from the leg days. When I run the day after an ab or arm workout, I usually feel the muscles that were worked. This was largely a good feeling. So, to get a better idea of my training schedule for the 10 weeks, see below:

  • Monday- No Running, BBG Legs.norbati_kyla
  • Tuesday-AM: Speedwork (Track or tempo workout), usually 7-9 miles
  • Wednesday-AM-Easy run (8 to 12 miles)
  • Thursday- Speedwork (Track or tempo workout), usually 7-9 miles
  • Friday-AM: Easy run (5 miles)
  • Saturday-Long run, 16-20 miles
  • Sunday- recovery run.

Weeks 11 and 12 were great. I did 3 workouts every week with a lot of running. And by this time I was fully ready for my hill marathon.

So, if you are a runner with a desire to incorporate this app into your life, all you have to do to get it right is learn to adapt without putting too much pressure on yourself.

Fitness for the future: Drone for Joggers

If you’ve ever been in a situation where you lose all motivation to go jogging or running, or where you have to persuade an unwilling partner to go jogging with you, this is for you. There is a kind of robot that is specially made to be your running buddy, known as drones with camera, or more specifically, jogging drones.

Results from a research conducted by a group which studied the influence of drone jogging partners on human runners were presented at the Computer-Human Interaction Conference which was held in Seoul, South Korea in 2015. The drone developers were fascinated by the possibility of creating a machine with the ability to motivate and encourage humans during a workout session. The result was a drone that has four rotors, known as a quadcopter. While the runner jogs below, the drone with its built-in GPS and multiple sensors flies directly above.

The research involved 13 joggers who ran with the drone for about 25 minutes. Interestingly, the volunteers all admitted to enjoying their run with the drone. The key advantages for them were that the drone kept a regular pace and rendered the use of a stopwatch which they would have been staring at, unnecessary. Programmed to run 13 feet in front of the joggers, the drone depended more on a previously submitted pace of one of the joggers instead of the jogger’s actual physical GPS location while positioning itself accordingly. Also, the jogging drone is enclosed in a soft shell which ensures that any impact resulting from a human-drone accident is harmless.

In giving their feedback on the study, the volunteers had this to say “I quite enjoyed it, it gave me the feeling that I’m running alongside something, like I’m running with a buddy.”

To another jogger, the fascinating thing about the jogging drone was the little wobbles it made while in flight. To this volunteer, the wobbles gave the drone a personality of its own. “I’m not quite certain if it was the wind or something else, the drone started to wobble, crisscrossing in front of me. I liked that a lot because it gave the drone some personality and character. I find that to be really cool because in that moment it was like it was beckoning to me saying ‘Hey, let’s go!’”

Devices like the jogging drone could in future be vital to motivating more people to take up running and exercising. It is only a matter of time before the availability of jogging drones for sale on the market. Right now, they are not under production for the markets, so you’ll have to get used to jogging on your own or finding some ingenious way of getting your partner to join you.