4 February 2021


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Welcome to the latest edition of our RunTogether Runner newsletter

We begin with a "thank you" to everyone involved in the recent England Athletics National Volunteer Awards and our RunTogether category winners. We have an update on our Diversity in Action Plan plus we have all the latest online learning opportunities. We also have news from our partner Runderwear on their Festival of Running.

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Check out your fellow RunTogether National Volunteer Awards winners…

Thank you to everyone who contributed to our National Volunteer Awards night back on Saturday 23 January and many congratulations to our RunTogether winners and runners-up, and every other winner too. If you didn’t have chance to follow our online broadcast on the night then you can watch again via our website or view the write-up of the winners and runners-up across every awards category.

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Diversity Action Plan

England Athletics have published a summary of their updated Diversity Action Plan which details ongoing commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion. When we first launched our Diversity Action Plan in 2017 in line with A Code for Sports Governance., we stated our commitment to providing fair, safe and inclusive opportunities for everyone to access our sport. Four years on, we remain as determined as ever to lead positive change in our sport.

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Runderwear Festival of Running

To help keep your spirits high and your training on track, our partners Runderwear are bringing you the Runderwear Festival of Running – featuring virtual 5k, 10k and Half Marathon option over the Easter weekend of 2-4 April. Enter now and receive your free eight week training plan created by England Athletics’ Tom Craggs.

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Online courses, workshops and webinars

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New online LiRF dates

We're continuing to add more dates for our online Leadership in Running Fitness (LiRF) qualification. Visit the link below for details of the new course and to book online. If your preferred date is fully booked then please continue to check back as we will be adding more dates in the coming weeks and months.

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Weekly30 Run Challenge – 2021 Week 5 champions!

We're already a month into our Weekly30 challenge rest for 2021! The women's winner was Sofia Poole (Notts Women Runners), the men's winner was Ronnie Irwin (MadRunners) and the top club was MadRunners. Plus top January mileage from a club was from 1. Notts Women Runners with a massive 1.127,367 miles! Anyone can sign-up - each weekend is a new challenge!

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Sport England strategy

England Athletics and RunTogether have welcomed the launch of Sport England’s new strategy. ‘Uniting The Movement’ is Sport England’s new 10-year vision to transform lives and communities through sport.  The strategy considers the need to emerge from the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic by collectively reimagining how we keep movement, sport and activity central to the lives of everyone.

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Running tips and advice updated on RunTogether.co.uk

With national lockdown ongoing, you can still find a range of resources and activities suitable to support you while group running is restricted. But now we have identified the tips and advice more clearly based on ability.

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New RunTogether store

Are you looking for running kit that you can personalise for yourself or on behalf your group? If so, check out our new RunTogether online store supported by Kukri! The new store features two ranges with more clothing items, more colours and greater personalisation.

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Stories from you!

In each issue of this newsletter, we invite you to send us your RunTogether news.

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Tuffley Trotters keeping spirits high with #RunWithASmile

This week we spoke to Clive Poole; Group Leader of Tuffley Trotters based in Gloucester. Clive is currently injured but is keeping physically and mentally active with daily walks, indoor cycling and encouraging his fellow Tuffley Trotters.

During the last lockdown the Tuffley Trotters kept up their group spirit with plentiful social media interactions involving sharing achievements (big or small) using #RunWithASmile 😊 On Thursdays (their usual run night) they have a #MyTrotMyWay day where they share selfies (individually or with one other Trotter).  Keep up the great work Trotters and hopefully you’ll all be back together soon!

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