Wreake Runners Beginners

Back in September, Wreake Runners offered an opportunity for those that wanted to get a flavour for running to take a 10-week course, with a promise that those participating would be able to run 30 minutes continuously by the end of it.
We are now able to report that those 10 weeks have now passed, and that everybody who was able to complete the course did indeed complete 30 minutes running on November 4th.
Speaking afterwards, Ladies Captain Lyndsey Wilson commented “We have just completed our first 10-week beginners course at Wreake Runners. The program started with ‘run a minute – walk a minute’ and builds up to being able to run 30 minutes continuously. We started out with 22 people of different levels, and finished with 15, who were all able to complete a 5k route.
Myself and Helen Morris are lady captains of Wreake runners, and decided to run with, and spur on the group on Tuesday evenings throughout the 10 week period.
We had fantastic support from other club members, with at least one female and one male member running alongside and supporting each week, the beginners worked so hard and showed a real commitment come rain or shine.
We are hoping this is just the beginning of their running, and they’ll build up speed and distance over time. Following the success of this course it is our intention to run another course, hopefully in the new year”.
One of the participants of the course was the Stn’s Barry Russell, who enthused “Having been sceptical initially at the prospect of being able to run for 30 minutes without stopping, I am now absolutely delighted to be able to say I did just that. Both Lyndsey and Helen were absolutely first class in every respect, as were the other members who offered fantastic encouragement to the beginners throughout the 10 weeks.
I understand that there will be another beginners course within the next few months, and would fully recommend the experience to anybody”.
For more information on Wreake Runners, visit….. www.wreakerunners.co.uk