Introduction to Club Running sign up reminder

10 February 2018 - By Becky Grimwood

Still umming and ahhing over whether to join the next Introduction to Club Running programme? Then read this from previous participant Beryl…

Beryl says:
“Have you been accomplishing the 5K Parkrun comfortably and looking to move on a bit further? Then let me tell you my story.”

“I was a complete novice to running and at the beginning only managed to walk the 5K parkrun at Maldon. After several months and a lot of perseverance I actually ran the route. Wow! What euphoria I experienced that day.”

“Weeks and months passed and I gradually felt more secure with running and was looking for another challenge. By coincidence I learned of a course “5K to 5 Mile” being organized by Witham Running Club and after careful thought decided to join up. Best decision I made. This course was specifically aimed at people doing 5K who wished to go a bit further. There were 8 sessions in a six week period and people of various abilities and ages were taking part, all with one aim – to improve their distance and times. They were a very friendly bunch and we had great fun. The course was led by Becky and her colleagues and they were motivating, encouraging and inspirational. We ran different routes in and around Witham, there was always a tail runner and nobody was left behind. We learned warm-ups, cool-downs and stretching. Two “effort” sessions were included and the last session was running up and down Market Hill, Maldon – but don’t be put off, everyone managed it, if only once!”

“If you too are looking to improve your distance I wholeheartedly recommend this course – it’s a sociable way of improving your technique and you’ll be amazed at what you can achieve.”

“Finally on Sunday 4th February I completed the London Winter Run for Cancer Research UK – a 10K race around closed streets in London running past many famous landmarks. My time was 1 hour 16 mins. I’m proud as a peacock!”

“Happy running!”

Wow….I am so proud of Beryl and all other participants who have taken part in this programme. 👏😃 They are all an inspiration to me too.

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