Beat The Heat!
Runners and run leaders are invited to make the most of summer running with the Runderwear™ 'Beat the Heat' Challenge! Embrace the sunlight, beat the heat and run for a chance to win a Garmin Forerunner® 645 running watch and the full Runderwear System for chafe-free summer running.
It couldn’t be easier. Any registered RunTogether runner or run leader wishing to join the challenge simply needs to book onto, and complete two or more RunTogether group sessions between 5th August – 19th August and they’’ll be entered into our free prize draw. Terms and conditions apply.
In order to be eligible for the prize, runners must have been checked into their sessions by you as their run leader.
So, what are you waiting for? Sign up now to ‘Beat The Heat’ and your chance to win some great prizes.
Essential Summer Running Kit
When England’s best athletes tell you that kit can make all the difference, and as the weather is finally confirming to us that summer is well on its way, we think it’s the perfect time to remind you what a difference choosing the right gear for your run can make.
Charlie Grice, one of the world’s best young distance runners and the current British champion, summarises it perfectly: “Wearing the right kit can make a big difference when it comes to feeling comfortable and performing optimally in the summer."
#RunAndTalk is back!
Our #RunAndTalk campaign, supported by Mind – the mental health charity, aims to improve mental wellbeing through running whilst also breaking down the stigma associated with mental health by getting people talking. We will be announcing details of the 2019 campaign, including how to register your organised runs, from next week. Keep your eyes out for an announcement on our social channels, website and in our August newsletter so you and your runners can get involved!
Supporting people with Diabetes
England Athletics and Diabetes UK have produced a new resource to help affiliated clubs and RunTogether groups to support people with diabetes to take part in athletics and running. The resource provides useful information about what diabetes is, how diabetes is treated and managing diabetes during exercise.
DW Fitness First - Run Leader of the Month - Kay
Congratulations to Kay, Run Leader of St Cuthberts Champions Group, you are our Run Leader of the month and have been awarded a pair of trainers courtesy of DW Fitness First.
Nominated by runner, Faye. She said the following;
"Kay has a very busy and stressful job for a local hospice but always makes time to organise the running group on a Wednesday evening. The group includes staff from the hospice, friends of staff, friends of friends, people who stumble across it on the RunTogether website or those who find us on social media. When anyone gets in touch with Kay about joining the group she is friendly and really motivating - many of us in the group were adamant we hated running until she persuaded us otherwise. The group is inclusive with a range of ages and abilities and no one ever gets left behind. Friendships have grown from the group and some of the group have gone on to do challenges such as Triathlons, Coast to Coast cycle rides for charity, half marathons and races due to confidence in their own abilities growing, improved health and fitness and a new found passion for sport. I think she is a well-deserved Run leader of the month."
DW Fitness First- Group Of The Month- HLB Runners
Congratulations RunTogether HLB runners you are July's group of the month. Your group has won one pair of trainers.
From the original couch to 5k group, some have gone on to complete 10k, half marathons and even a triathlon. Helene the supportive run leader, meets with her group every Wednesday. The group is looking to partner for a community 5k run with proceeds going to their local village. Their RunTogether t-shirts are seen around the village and further afield - once even spotted in Australia! !
For your chance to WIN, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Don't forget to include some photos in your email!
RunTogether in numbers!
- 106,117 Active Runners
- 927,975 Run sessions booked
- 2,353 RunTogether groups