21 April 2019
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Running: Be a part of 50,000 new runners in England

May 25, 2010

Run in England, a brand new initiative, plans to get 50,000 more runners out in their local parks and streets over the next four years. The campaign is based on the Women’s Running Network which has coordinated women’s only running groups around the country for over a decade.

women-runners“You don’t need speed to lead” reads Run in England’s motto, encouraging newcomers as well as seasoned runners to join the campaign. Sara Hinton, one of the Women’s Network Running leaders in Canterbury agrees with the motto’s message.

“Anyone can join, whatever their shape, size and ability. The best thing is that we don’t put any pressure on anybody and never judge anyone by their level of fitness.”

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The programme aims to get more people exercising every week in a relaxed social setting. Group leaders support and motivate new runners as they build up their fitness. “If we can get a few more members jogging/running than walking then the group will have been a success!” adds Sarah.

“All our members go on to achieve personal targets and goals whether it’s the Sports Relief mile, Race for Life or a Marathon. We all start as individuals that think we can’t do it, but with a bit of training and a lot of laughs along the way we get there in the end.”

The new campaign means there are more opportunities to join a local running group or become a group leader. For more information on how to get involved, contact Sarah Hinton at 07871 275269 or e-mail shinton@runinengland.co.uk

For more information: www.runinengland.co.uk or www.womensrunningnetwork.co.uk

Caitlin Ritchie, Sportsister
The Women’s Sports Magazine

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