Run England Programme - Running Activator
Claire Wareham is the new Running Activator for England Athletics and she will be responsible for encouraging more people to take up recreational walking, jogging or running.
Sport Hampshire & IOW has been successful in a Sport England bid to assist England Athletics deliver the Run England programme locally between now and the end of March 2013. I have been appointed as the Running Activator and will be responsible for the programme aimed at encouraging more people to take up recreational walking, jogging or running. It will include recruiting new leaders, supporting new and existing groups with help, advice and marketing support and encouraging more people to take up walking, jogging or running. I am now seeking partners, whether that be existing clubs, businesses and/or individuals to work with to assist.
If you know of groups/clubs/individuals who would benefit I would love to hear from you. Or if you feel we could work together to enhance either your current work or activity programmes then again, it would be great to hear from you.
The second Leadership in Running Fitness course took place on Saturday 9 June in Winchester. 15 participants from across Hants and IOW took part (2 pulled out last minute) in an extremely enjoyable and informative day with advice and expertise offered from 2 exceptionally knowledgable tutors from England Athletics. A very structured day, including practical sessions gave all participants a chance to get involved. Each participant brought with them a range of experience and expertise, along with a huge amount of enthusiasm and motivation. It was great to see them gel as a group, to hear about their running experiences and see their confidence and ability to go on and lead a group increaase over the course of the day. In addition it was great to see how they all wanted to pass on the clear benefits running brings, not only physically but also to improving the overall health and wellbeing of a person. It will be great to see how they take the skillls they've learnt into setting up their own groups in their local areas.
Another course is planned for the end of September (22 or 29 - awaiting confirmation), so if you feel you would like to take part or know of others who may be interested please contact Claire Wareham, Running Activator for Hants and IOW. The course is free to those who commit to working with us to encourage more people to walk, jog or run'.
If you have any queries or questions relating to the Run Englnad programme please do not hesitate to contact me. Tel: 01962 846855
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