What are the levels of runners in the club? If I’m a beginner can I join?

Yes! Our training sessions are not races, and they accommodate runners of all abilities. For each runs, there are several groups who will go at different paces; you can contact the coach beforehand to know which group to join.

Who are the coaches?

Pia Nehme is the sports director overlooking let’S run athletes and members activities. At the same time she provides coaching to the group.
On the field, professional athlete Rashem Bagdad coaches, assists and guides the training of few high performing athletes.
Other professional volounteers like George Baaklini help supervising the track activities.
Runners team up to support each other and share experiences.

What is VMA?

Many sessions will be described using the term VMA (vitesse maximale aerobie) or MAS (maximal aerobic speed). Twice a year, the club has a VMA assessment for all runners to adapt their training accordingly; this is done my the means of the Half Cooper tests: each runner needs to run for 6 minutes and cover as much ground as possible. The distance covered is used to calculate the VMA.

Do I have to pay to be part of the club?

All members are asked to settle a yearly contribution fees to the administrative committee to become official members of let’S run club. Contribution fees range between 150 and 300$. You’ll then be able to access the training programs and also benefit from group discounts negotiated by let’S run with select gear retailers.

I’m not used to track running, anything I should know?

To help track sessions run smoother for everyone, the following guidelines may be helpful.

  1. Make sure there are no runners coming before crossing the track.
  2. Be prompt when preparing to start your session and never stand still on the track.
  3. Stay as close as you can to the inside of the track when running in lane 1
  4. Use the outer lanes (lane 5 and 6) for recovery runs, warm-up and cool-down.
  5. If passing another runner give them space, particularly when moving back into lane 1.
  6. Check behind you when finishing a rep and be aware of other runners when moving into lanes 5 and 6 for recovery.
  7. Avoid loud music and always be aware of your surroundings.
  8. As an effort to protect the environment, the club kindly asks all runners to bring reusable water bottles for the trainings.
I’m not an AUB student, can I join in track training?

Of course! We recommend that you access the track via the AUB CHSC gate located on the Corniche. Entry to the track is 10 000L.L.  The track has changing facilities and showers.

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info@letsrunbeirut.com

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