Posted: Mon, 22 Jul 2013 11:23
How many of us will be making another commitment to get fit, lose weight or live a healthy lifestyle this summer? One easy way to achieve all three is recreational running!
As part of an England Athletics initiative, Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport, Leicestershire Vision 2020 Athletics Network and Leicester City Council are working together to get the whole county running with a limited offer to bring a Flying Run Leader to your workplace or community group!
Why recreational running?
- Boost your healthy lifestyle and fitness routine
- Socialise with friends or colleagues
- Easily make exercise part of your day
- Feel refreshed and energised
If you've been thinking about running, and not quite got round to it, or if you've been running on your own and struggling to get past a few miles, help is at hand!
Led by a qualified, experienced and supportive Run Leader, each group activity will be tailored to ensure that everyone benefits.
Beverley Hooper, Running Activator for Leicester-Shire & Rutland said,
"Our Run Leaders are trained and supported to lead inclusive, progressive training sessions which particularly cater for people who are just starting out or who are returning to running. Our recreational running groups are open to all comers and you really are guaranteed a big welcome.''
Marion who runs with Cosby runners led by Lisa Buckton says, "When I first started out, I couldn't run round the block and now I can run 3 miles quite easily. Lisa has been so supportive. She makes every session different so that we're improving without realising it. I was nervous about coming along at first, but I would encourage anyone thinking about running to be brave and make that first step – it's been such fun!''
Our 10 week programme starts with gentle jog / walk intervals working up to 30 minutes continuous running. The Flying Run Leader offer is currently only available until the end of September on a first come first served basis.
Find out more from your local Running Activator: Beverley Hooper, 07876 380184, email@example.com
Running Groups are available across Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland - To find your local running group and take the first step towards your sporting goal visit www.runengland.info / www.lrsport.org.uk/running
Or stay connected with the Run Leader Scheme on Facebook to access helpful resources and friendly support to start running - www.facebook.com/runleader