Get to Know Your Running Clubs - Iron North Studio
In this edition of Get to Know Your Running Clubs we chatted with Ashley Kokelj from Iron North Studio. You'll find the studio in Hintonburg and the club usually runs through Central Ottawa including Hintonburg, Westboro and Downtown.
Want to learn more about them? Read on!
Hi Ashley! Tell us a bit about your club history, how long has the club been around?
Since opening our gym doors in the summer of 2015, we have been running regular training for each run season and major races as well as offering a free group run on Sunday's to encourage as many people to get out and get active. Our club supports training during the week consisting of intervals and tempo runs with longer distances on the weekend ranging from 15-32 KM.
Tell us a bit about your members! What level of runners do you cater to?
We are happy to work with members who are training for their next biggest personal best in marathon or triathlon as well as people who are just getting into running for the first time. Our goal is to make running accessible and fun first so that we can continue to build upon that love for bigger goals moving forward, whether that be improve your 5 KM time or crush your next long distance race.
Where/when does your club usually meet/run?
Paid training groups meet on Wednesday's 5:45-7:00PM and Sunday's 8:00AM-11:00AM with our Free Run Club meeting up the same time on Sunday's at 8:00AM. Both groups meet from the studio in Hintonburg (Iron North Studio @ 1089 Somerset Street W Ottawa) and head out from there based on planned distance.
Are your group runs mostly casual or more structured workouts?
Mix of casual runs and structured workouts.
Any cost to be a member/join?
12 week run clubs $220 every Winter Spring and Summer with FREE group runs every Sunday.
Is your group affiliated with any events?
Any cool routes/ favourite areas to run in your city that you would like to recommend to other runners? Why do you like those?
We love our location from Hintonburg because it makes both the Ottawa Canal Pathways and Ottawa River Pathways very accessible. We're a short distance away from Gatineau and their pathways and are conveniently settled next to Suzy Q donuts and a few of Ottawa's raddest breweries for perfect post-run treats!
Do you have any favourite local races? Outside of anything that you're affiliated with of course :)
Army Run :) Too many amazing races and runs to list in Ottawa. We try to get out and get involved with them all!
Anything else that we should know?
We operate a variety of different workshops and programs to suit the needs and interests of a diverse membership including our Triathlon Club, indoor cycling classes, pre and post natal programs, strength workshops, nutrition, massage and acupuncture, and more!
Want to learn more?
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Find more runs around Ottawa
Looking for runs in and around Ottawa? The RunGuides Ottawa race calendar can help you find upcoming runs and running races in the area - www.runguides.com/ottawa/runs