Louise Arpino

I remember when I first started running, I couldn't find a group to join which was just for beginners. I was too scared to join a 'proper' running club because I didn't want to be the slowest (or the biggest) Instead I went out running by myself, in the dark, so that no one would see me struggling.

I persevered and went from struggling to the end of my road to loving running, right up to marathon distance.

So once I was a more competent runner I decided to become a Leader in Running Fitness so that I could start beginner groups, so that no one else had to start on their own like I did.

My aim to to make my groups fun and relaxed. I love getting people started on their running journey and seeing them progress.

Want to become a run leader?

Become a qualified run leader by taking the Leadership in Fitness and Running Course from England Athletics Find out more