What to expect
We want you to enjoy being a member of our running club, so what can you expect from us?
All courses and sessions meet at the Abbey View Track Building in Verulamium Park.
In here we have a locker room where all valuables can be locked away.
There is an also a car park near the venue (charges do apply at certain times).
If you are new to the St Albans area, or just wanting to be social and find running friends then Athena’s community of runners are an amazing group.
Athena is so much more than just running, whether its chatting at a social run or sharing your weekend run pictures on a WhatsApp group, its a great way to meet new friends. Our Facebook group is a great way to organise run meets and find support too!
With us you can expect to join a supportive community of women!
Running on your own can sometimes make you feel a little uneasy, especially if it’s in the dark or through poorly lit streets.
We always run in groups and ensure that no-one is left running on their own.
We also run with high vis vests and encourage members to wear running lights to ensure we are seen at all times. Along with running in a group with a run-leader, this offers extra safety.
If you are training for a race or looking for that extra support, then we are here to help. With development sessions, social runs and our Improvers Programme, we are able to give you all the support and encouragement you need to reach that next running goal.
All of our sessions and courses are led by qualified UKA Run Leaders who have been DBS checked.
They are there to keep you motivated, make sessions fun and most importantly keep you safe.
Whilst they have lots of experience in running they are not trained to give medical advice.