It Could Be Your Time To Shine!
We have an amazing opportunity for all of the RunTogether community! You could feature on a billboard on the 2018 London Marathon route. Yes, you heard us right, RunTogether is giving you the chance to showcase your RunTogether Group on the 2018 London Marathon route. It's so simple to enter, all you have to do is submit your running picture via the RunTogether Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages. We want to see photographs that capture the essence of fun, friendly, supportive, RunTogether groups.
You have until 12 pm Monday 26th March to submit your pictures via our social media channels. Please ensure your photographs are high quality, have great lighting & most importantly, are landscape!
All photographed persons should give their permissions, to be included in the photo submission. (Submissions are now closed)
Find A Guide Is Getting a Makeover
Find a Guide has been helping visually impaired people find guide runners across England to support them to run for nearly two years now. In this time we’ve trained over 1110 people on our Sight Loss Awareness and Guide Running workshop and licensed over 720 guide runners. Since its launch in 2016 we’ve been listening to feedback about the database and have made some improvements to make it even easier for visually impaired people to find a guide runner and run, wherever and whenever suits them!
We’re currently updating the guide runners on the database by asking licensed guide runners to activate and update their profile. Licensed guide runners who have attended a Sight Loss Awareness and Guide Running workshop and have a valid DBS check will have received an email with information about how to activate their guide runner profile and update their information. If you haven’t, please get in touch with us. On Tuesday 3rd April, with our partners British Blind Sport, we’ll be re-launching Find a Guide and promoting it with visually impaired people and visually impaired organisations.
We’ve made some changes to Find a Guide to hopefully make things even easier and more accessible for both visually impaired runners and guide runners. Here are just some of the changes:
- Licensed guide runners can login and update their information.
- Find a Guide supports people to run with others so the database will join our RunTogether website but can still be found on the England Athletics site, British Blind Sport site and various partner sites.
- Licenced guide runners can add a photo (optional) and a description to tell people about themselves, and what sort of guide running they’re available for (for example regular training, one off events, beginners etc.).
- Licensed guide runners can mark themselves as unavailable to run during times of injury etc.
- Visually impaired people using the database will be supported with what sort of information would be useful to include when they contact a guide runner.
- Filters have been provided to help visually impaired people find a guide runner most suitable for them.
Help Us Spread The Word
From Tuesday 3rd April 2018 we’ll be promoting Find a Guide to visually impaired people and organisations to try and get more people running. We’d love it if you could help us spread the word, so that more visually impaired people know there are guide runners out there ready to support them to run. We’ll relaunch Find a Guide on social media along with a short video. Share the video and post on social media using #FindAGuide.
We are keen to feature Find a Guide on as many relevant websites as possible so that visually impaired people can search for guide runners directly. If you would like a widget for your website, please contact us. If you’ve got any questions, please contact Liz Purbrick, Inclusion Manager, 07850514936.
Thank you for supporting visually impaired people to run.
Have you heard about the DW Sports secret sale? Simply visit the secret sale link to shop online and browse specialist running footwear available from top brands such as New Balance, Nike, Asics and Adidas. Plus for every purchase made DW Fitness First will be putting £1 back into grassroots running and athletics.
You can even get free click and collect to your nearest DW Sports store or to selected DW Fitness First gyms, so you’ll be able to get your hands on new running shoes at a location convenient for you. Delivery is also free to your home for all purchases over £50.
We are pleased to present our March Group of the Month MOJO Running & Fitness
Led by Jo, Lisa, Irene, Donna, Angie, Emmy, Emily, Jackie & Emma, this group heads out around the streets of Kent! This group run at a steady and sustainable pace, ideal for those looking to run their first 10K or a little further. They are actively engaging with the running community through their Facebook and even have their own website.
Irene one of the Run Leaders, had this to say about her group. "MoJo Running and Fitness is a fun and dynamic running group for ladies of all ages and abilities - from beginners to seasoned marathon runners. MoJo puts great emphasis on being an all inclusive running group, so we have at least two coaches on every run to allow all levels of runners to be supported and enjoy their run. No one is ever left behind to run on their own.
Like a family of friends MoJo runners love to do events together whether it is The Great South Run, The Big Half, The London Marathon or local fundraising runs. We even put on our own community fun runs to support members or loved charities. We have a social side to our running too. From post run coffee and evening pub runs to our annual Christmas party, Champagne Breakfast run, as well as our summer get together." If your group #BookCheckInRun and you think you deserve to win next months Group of the Month title, then email us. Tell us why your group are amazing, and you may feature in next months newsletter.
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