FINAL EVENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR OUR PHILOSOPHER'S RUN
DURHAM AMATEUR ROWING CLUB
5th April 2020 - 9:30am
Thank you for entering our Philosopher's Run event on Sunday 5th April 2020. There will be a route change due to the path from Maiden Castle bridge towards the rowing club being closed for repair work.
We will update these instructions nearer the event date once we have finalised the route and weather conditions.
We are not expecting any major changes over the next few days, but if any details change in we will announce this on our Facebook chat group and we recommend you join the group to ensure you have all up to date information. Our Facebook group is:
Our new Strava Club is also available to join if you have the Strava app. We have a small number of runners in the group so far and already it's interesting seeing some of the miles people run!! Within Clubs search type in Saturn and not Saturn Running and you should find us easily or on the web then go to the following link
Please let us know if this event is a special occasion for you e.g. your first marathon attempt, a landmark half or full marathon or your first organised run and we will mention your achievement at our pre-race briefing!!
Frequently asked questions
I've never done yoga before. How difficult is this?
If you do not have any major health concerns, then you should have no problem participating in a Flow State Yoga Class. The class is accessible to everyone and modifications are available if there are certain limitations to mobility and strength.
Do I have to be able to touch my toes? I am not flexible.
Many people are not very flexible. Flexibility is something that may or may not increase with a regular yoga practice. More than likely, you will notice a feeling of more flexibility with continued practice on a consistent basis. Flexibility is not the main goal, nor is it a requirement. There are props such as straps and blocks that will assist in progress and promote safe alignment in the postures.
I have a really bad (insert body part) and I am unsure if yoga will be right for me.
First things first, this yoga teacher is not a doctor so if you have any major health concerns, please consult your physician before starting any exercise program.
What if I fart during class?
You might be laughing or wondering why I would put this as a frequently asked question.. but it's a real question that people ask me.
Can I lose weight doing yoga?
Absolutely! This is not to say that you will, but I have seen many people lose weight from yoga classes a few times a week. Again, the main goal for yoga should not be weight loss, but let's face it, sometimes that is your main goal.
How often should I go to yoga?
Every individual will have to decide for themselves how often to go to a yoga class. I do encourage my students to incorporate a regular practice into their lives if possible. Having said that, any yoga is better than no yoga. So if you are super busy and making a committment to one class per week is all that you can do, so be it. My hopes for guiding people include teaching you proper technique and alignment so that you feel confident engaging in a home practice on your own, or with video instruction as well as building a sense of community in the classes at the studio.
How much does it cost?
The cost depends again on the amount of yoga that you are looking for and whether or not you want private instruction or group classes. I run special events from time to time that cost may change depending on location and length of class.