Natalie Sampson

I set the group up in March 2016 after becoming a qualified leader in running fitness. I had started running a couple of years earlier to support a friend at Race for Life, and soon realised that despite doing a lot of exercise my running was not good! I started to do parkrun weekly and then decided to set up the group to ensure others had the chance to run with other people and for when it was dark on an evening. This then led to the enjoyment of running in a group, plus when you commit to running with a group you stay motivated (before I used to just sneak home after a mile!). I am also qualified in fitness instruction, meaning sessions have variety included to improve strength and flexibility for everyone.
During 2020 I completed additional qualifications to be able to support runners even more. Now a Coach in Running Fitness I can support with training plans and technical delivery too. It's exciting to be part of something so amazing!

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