“If you want to become the best runner you can be, start now; don’t spend the rest of your life wondering if you can do it.” – Priscilla Welch
England Athletics “RunTogether” is now in its third year. The initiative is to encourage more people to run with others, particularly beginners who often don’t see themselves as good enough to join a running club, even though most running clubs do openly invite new runners. RunTogether groups organise runs and/or training led by a qualified group leader trained by and insured under England Athletics, the National Governing Body for athletics and running.
RunTogether has sessions to suit all:
Get me started – aimed at complete beginners or people returning after a layoff
Keep me going – for people able to run approximately 5km needing some guidance
Challenge me – for runners looking to improve endurance and pace
Under the “RunTogether” scheme Ged leads a running group GR8runners.
This group started under the “Fit for Life” campaign of The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (RBWM). The idea behind the scheme was to get people interested and involved in various sporting activities where Ged led the running activity. Starting with 1 minute walking and 1 minute running the aim was to get from “couch to 5k”. Along the way everyone has great fun to the extent we have become a regular running group and always welcome new members. We meet at 6:30pm on a Wednesday at Windsor Leisure Centre. If you are an absolute beginner, returning to sport after a layoff or an experienced runner looking for company with run and train with, you are welcome to join our group. Why not give us a try? For further information or to join this group on a Wednesday evening in Windsor please visit GR8runners or send an: email
After 2 successful 10 week courses for Couch to 5k (C25k) in Eastrop Park supported by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council the group is continuing as GR8runners under the England Athletics RunTogether initiative. Sessions are held every Thursday starting at 12:30 in Eastrop Park Basingstoke. A great way to get fit during your lunch break. It was a great pleasure that our group GR8Runners was awarded The RunTogether Group of the Month during December 2107 and in January 2018. Why not give us a try? For further information or to join this group on Thursday in Basingstoke please visit GR8runners or send an email.
A RunTogether App has been developed to help you Book or Check-in for a run
This is free and available on either IOS or Android platforms
For iPhone users, the App is available to download from the Apple Store
For Android users, the App is available to download from the Google Play Store
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