About Us
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ABOUT US.

Keen runners who are keen to help others.

Not many people actually wake up one morning, suddenly thinking they want to be a runner. Most are ordinary folk who enjoy getting out in the open a couple of times each week, meeting up with friends and enjoying the changing seasons. In 2014, Falkland Trail Runners decided to start a new initiative to help people switch off the telly, get off their couch and become a bit more active.

Get Fit Falkland was established to take you from no ability to running half an hour or 5K. An amazing challenge - but one that’s achievable by anyone who really wants to do it. At the end, you’re ready to join Falkland Trail Runners and become a "Psycho Squirrel". But it’s not compulsory. For others, we provide weekly "maintenance runs" that will never be much more than 5k in length and that go at a pace that everyone in the group can manage. If you're still not sure, well we’ll just be glad to have helped you on your journey to a longer and happier life!

When We Meet

We have three sessions (we call them Blocks) each year. In the autumn and winter, we meet on Saturday mornings. In the spring, it's Wednesday evenings.

  • AUTUMN: Mid October until Mid December - Saturday mornings at 09:30
  • WINTER: Mid January until End of March - Saturday mornings at 09:30
  • SPRING: Mid April until End of June - Wednesday evenings at 18:30

Our weekly get-togethers last for about 90 minutes, although the actual workout never lasts more than 30 minutes. Here’s roughly how it goes:

  • 10 Minutes briefing about what we're going to do,
  • 5 Minutes getting warmed up,
  • 20-30 Minutes workout,
  • 5 Minutes cooling down,
  • As long as you like having a chat and a banana, washed down with a cup of tea or coffee.