A warm and friendly welcome is assured in a no-pressure environment. If you're not sure whether a club is for you, please accept our invitation to come and run with us for a couple of weeks with absolutely no obligation to join. Being part of a team gives you someone to train with and the guidance provided by experienced members will help you develop your own individual performance and fitness.
You do NOT need to be at any particular level of running ability to come and run with us. We organise sessions so that EVERYBODY can get something out of being a member of our club, no matter what your running ability is or isn't!. Our members range from juniors right through all the age categories, and have many senior citizens attending regularly. We have our fair share of speedy racing snakes, but equally we have many members who prefer a much gentler pace. Whether you want to lift a winners trophy, are someone trying to lose some weight, or generally improve your fitness, simply want a new hobby, make some new friends - whatever your reasons come and give us a go!
Distances, Pace & Terrain
We have several groups that cover varying distances, from about 3-4 miles, right through to about 8 miles. The pace in each group is also progressive. This means that members have the flexibility to choose shorter/longer or slower/faster groups each week. Generally we advise new members to start in the shortest distance group first, then if desired, try out different groups until one with the preferred distance and pace is found. Despite our name, we also cover a lot of off-road (multi-terrain running) as long as there is enough daylight. However, in the winter we usually have to stay on lit roads for safety reasons.
What to wear?
Basically, anything that is comfortable. In warm weather, shorts and t-shirt are ideal, but when its chilly you may prefer 3/4 or full length running tights and a long sleeved top. The most important thing is to have the correct footwear - i.e. a properly fitted pair of running trainers (see Links page for running shops in the area - club members receive a discount). During the dark winter months we do insist you wear something high visibility e.g bib, arm bands etc.
Nutrition and Hydration
It's a good idea to drink frequently throughout the day to ensure your hydration levels are high, ready for the run. This is especially important in warm weather, and should not be ignored in cool weather. Also, make sure you have had sufficent to eat during the day - needless to say you won't have a great deal of energy otherwise. However, it's best not to eat too soon before a run - if you are still digesting a meal your body will not want to divert blood to your legs, but will want to keep it in the core of the body.
Falmouth Sports Club Facilities
Parking - There is a small car park at the club, but it gets full quickly, so many end up parking on the road along from the club, or up one of the side roads -e.g. Marlborough Avenue. We actively encourage car sharing where possible and may be able to match you with someone who lives near to you.
Club Meeting Room - We have a room at the Falmouth Sports Club on Western Terrace. Enter the front door, go through the vestibule and into the lounge area. Our room is in the right hand corner and will be full of people in lycra! While we go out on the run, we always have someone in the room looking after personal belongings.
Other Facilities - The Sports Club has showers which you are entitled to use as a member of FRR. The Sports Club has a subsidised bar, and on the first Tuesday in the month we have a Social Supper - generous two course meal for £6.