Half-Marathon Clinic

This program is for anyone who wants to complete their first half-marathon or improve on their previous half-marathon times. This clinic can also benefit triathletes.

Clinic Instructor: Coach John Ferguson

Assistant Coach: Bruce Lamb

Winter Session – $120 plus HST for 40 organized runs

Tuesday January 5, 2021 to Thursday May 20, 2021

Thursday evenings at 6 PM from Fox and Fiddle (Citi Plaza)

Sunday mornings at 8 AM from  Fox and Fiddle (Citi Plaza)

Goal Event: Forest City Road Races Half Marathon, Goodlife Toronto Half Marathon, or an event of your choice.

Summer Session – $120 plus HST for 40 organized runs

Tuesday June 1, 2021 to Thursday October 14, 2021

Thursday evenings at 6 PM from Gibbons Park (Grosvenor St. parking lot)

Sunday mornings at 8 AM from Gibbons Park (Grosvenor St. parking lot)
NOTE: July and Aug Sunday runs will be at 7 AM to avoid the heat.

Goal Event: Marathon du P’tit Train du Nord, Val-David Quebec, Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon or an event of your choice.


There will be an intro session on the first night for the start of each session.

WINTER CLINIC: Unless COVID-19 restrictions are loosened between now and January 2021, the first session will be posted on-line, and you can pick up your program between 5:30 PM and 6:15 PM at Citi Plaza on Tuesday January 5 2021. This will be followed by an easy run either from your own home, or from Citi Plaza with your new group while respecting group size and physical distancing protocols. A PDF of the program can also be emailed to you on request.

 

SUMMER CLINIC: First session will be downstairs at the Fox and Fiddle at 6 PM and will be followed by an easy run with your new group. 


What you get:

    • 20 week training program (40 organized runs)
    • *IF COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS ARE LOOSENED – Winter Clinic: Use of Goodlife lockers, washrooms, showers and meeting room
    • *IF COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS ARE LOOSENED – Winter Clinic: Priority for Around The Bay bus trip
    • Summer Clinic: 3 organized runs to Port Stanley
    • Priority for group target half-marathon bus trip (Summer session)
    • Fully planned running routes
    • 25% off buying opportunities at local running stores 
    • Large, friendly, encouraging, inclusive group to train with
    • Training and racing advice from Coach John and other experienced marathoners
    • Social activities for group participants, including a monthly craft brewery run
    • Smiles & encouragement from the group

What you need:

  • Training base of at least 20km per week
  • Good training shoes (Coach John can help!)
  • A desire and willingness to improve