What do you think?
We’re working with a team of researchers from the University of the West of Scotland and the University of Birmingham to better understand the experiences of our RunTogether Leaders and RunTogether Runners.
We’re doing this by asking both our Leaders and Runners to take part in up to three online surveys over the next 12 months. RunTogether Leaders will be asked about their experiences of their group, and of leading, and Runners will be asked about their experiences with their group, leader and running in general.
Gathering this evidence will help us understand why social running groups have the potential to be so beneficial and allow for more successful social running groups to be promoted to enhance health and well-being. It will also help us to provide RunTogether Leaders with better support, advice, and training in the future.
This is an independent study and under no circumstances will your individual responses be shared with RunTogether staff, nor will responses be shared between Run Leaders and running group participants.
We do hope that you will get involved and contribute your valuable experiences and ideas to this important project. To access the survey, and to read more information about the research
An amazing #runandtalk week
Thank you for all your continued support in helping to shake the stigma that surrounds mental health. With many #runandtalk runs taking place up and down the country raising money for the mental health charity, Mind, we certainly helped raise the awareness of mental health problems. We loved seeing all your photos from the week and look forward to our next #runandtalk event in October, in the meantime, we can continue to shake the stigma by;
· Getting people talking about mental health, sharing their experiences and removing the stigma.
· Raising awareness of mental health problems.
· Supporting people experiencing mental health problems to start, return to and continue running.
What's the Difference Between a Run & a Session?
Is there any better month to fall in love with running? We want to ensure your group is reaching its full potential, allowing all runners to #BookCheckInRun. To enable your group to grow, it's crucial that your sessions are listed on the RunTogether website.
Many of you are logging into the admin areas and adding runs but not adding sessions, which means you appear as 'static'. For runners to search for your group and book onto sessions, you must add sessions for your group to be 'live' and searchable by anyone visiting the website. What's the difference between a run and a session?
· The description of the run (Type, i.e. 5k)
· When it takes place (Monday) and
· Who is aimed at (Beginners)
· ‘Monday 5k Beginners’
· The occurrence of the run, i.e. weekly.
Remember if you have no sessions listed, no one can see your group when landing on the RunTogether website. We want your group to be the greatest it can be, so, add your SESSIONS & be LIVE today!
DW Fitness First #RUNTOWIN Treadmill Challenge
Take on the treadmill challenge in association with the 4 Athletics and Running Home Nations for the chance to win race approved Aftershokz headphones. From Monday 19th February to Sunday 25th February, choose to complete the Treadmill Challenge on your own or as part of a team:
Individual - complete 20km
Team - complete 100km (up to a team of 5)
Whether you're an experienced runner or not, this challenge is suitable for all abilities. Try to beat your personal best or build up to the distance by walking throughout the week.
We have 15 Aftershokz headphones up for grabs shared between those with the fastest times and randomly selected participants regardless of times submitted, so why not give it a go?
Our First Ever Team Spirit Volunteer Conference!
Thank you to all those who attended our first ever Team Spirit Volunteer Conference. It was great to have 2017 BBC Sports Personality Unsung Hero Award winner, Denise Larrad, in attendance with her award. We were so impressed to see so many amazing volunteers come together to grow, learn, share and celebrate.
And finally a special thank you to 4 x Team GB Olympian, Donna Fraser for hosting the conference.
GROUP OF THE MONTH: RunTogether Mickleover Joggers
We are pleased to present our February Group of the Month RunTogether Mickleover Joggers
Led by Cassandra, Andrew, Joy & Rachael, this group offer couch to 5k programme, Intermediate & Advanced Groups. Welcoming all ages and ability, this group have plenty of sessions listed on the RunTogether website, to encourage new and existing runners to book on.
They are actively engaging with the running community through their Facebook & Twitter & Instagram feeds. Actively participating in #runandtalk week this fantastic group raised a brilliant £100 for Mind, the mental health charity..
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.
- 1,608 ACTIVE LEADERS
- 367,906 RUN SESSIONS BOOKED
- 1,481 LIVE or ACTIVE GROUPS
- 26 AVERAGE GROUP SIZE
If you need any help adding sessions, we're always here to provide assistance. Either:
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