Welcome to our running group
Next run: Wednesday 21 February 2018
About our group
Welcome to our running group GR8runners.
The first group started under the "Fit for Life" initiative 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 and it was my pleasure to deliver running to absolute beginners on behalf of RBWM. Starting with 1 minute walking and 1 minute running the aim was to get from "couch to 5k". Each week we vary the seesions to ensure they are fun, interesting and of course challenging. Along the way everyone has great fun to the extent we have become a regular running group now entering our 4th year and always welcome new members.
The group started in Eastrop Park, Basingstoke under the support of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council as a "couch to 5k). The group has progressed very well and we are now an independant Run Together group meeting every Thursday in Eastrop Park at 12:30. We vary our sessions each and every week to ensure they are both fun and challenging. If you are a local resident or work in the Basing View vicinity why not come along and join us and encourage your friends and work colleagues to come along too. Breaking up the working day with exercise at lunchtime not only make you feel better in yourself but will make you more productive in the afternoon. We are always open and very supportive of new members.
The groups are led by Ged a UKA Coach in Running Fitness and Athletics Coach who enjoys helping athletes of all abilities and delivers sessions in a fun and friendly environment.
If you would like to come along and run with our group you are very welcome, please see details on RUNS page.
Our group numbers
- 2 Groups runs per week
- 175 Total KM this year
- 5K Average run distance
- 53 Active runners