Welcome to my running group
Next run: Sunday 25 February 2018
About our group
Hi, I am Liam, Based in Peel on the Isle of Man.
"I enjoy helping people to better themselves and finding ways to help them have an uplifting experience. My background of work and experiences of my personal life have helped to build the services I offer today, it’s taken many years of trial and error, but now I realise my best asset, isn’t a particular skill but is me as a person, an infectious personality, buckets of enthusiasm, and the ability to coax someone to better themselves."
Running For Fitness, (and wellbeing!)
Explaining the whys and what of for's as to how I got here today may be better suited to a natter over a brew... (or a run)
My initial concept as an England Athletics registered Running for fitness coach, is in my eyes quite simple. I want you to move.
I am open to helping everyone, but initially, I would like to focus on helping mums that need an out from the daily grind, battling postpartum depression.
It is mums from this background, that I can relate to having been a stay at home dad for the last 9 years!
What are your qualifications?
I have a Leadership in Running Fitness (England Athletics). Enhanced CRB, Safeguarding certificate, and am studying for a Sports Coaching Certificate.
What sessions will you offer?
Initially, it will be beginner sessions in a walk-run format. I will extend these to full run sessions as and when people are comfortable with it.
I also offer one on one sessions, should you wish to train for something specific, or would rather have a more personalised coaching session.
Please get in touch and we can discuss your needs.
What about the cost?
Group Sessions are £3.00, (block discounts are available). If you would prefer a private Session, I work on a rate of £5 per 15 mins for my time in Peel, with an extra surcharge of £5 Anywhere else on The Island.
(discounts available for long-term contracts)
Why are you doing this?
I’ve had a group of mums that have consistently run for the last few years, I’ve coached 3 of them from nothing to half marathons, others have reduced 5k and 10k times.
As for myself, I am not a what I would consider a “runner”, (not since before 2014 anyway) I am a former fatty, whose back to being fat again, battled depression for the last twenty years, and frankly have a rather bad habit of comfort eating foods that are really not good for me at all.
I know what it’s like to sit at home and want to change but not know how to. However, I am not here to preach but ask and I shall tell. Before we continue on with the rest of the page, let me give you some suggestions, and they may not all be relevant to you as to why you COULD join me for a running for fitness session. (including those of you who can’t run but CAN walk. )
What are the benefits of running?
– Raises heart rate which reduces blood pressure.
– Takes your mind off those things that have troubled you, allowing you to feel refreshed.
– Get a good kick of endorphins (happy hormones)
– Get to have a good natter, without interruptions from kids and phones,
– Accountability, knowing others are going out with you gives you a reason to go out.
– Getting problems off your chest, (no really, it’s amazing what we yap about)
– burning calories and I mean an INSANE amount if you choose to run longer
– Make new friends who know what you have been through,
– Have someone behind you helping you make choices for diet and fitness.
Liam Reynolds - Group Leader
Meet our run leaders
Liam Reynolds Run Leader, Group Leader
Our group numbers
- 6 Groups runs per week
- 750 Total KM this year
- 7K Average run distance
- 38 Active runners