RunTogether Lions Running Community
We're delighted to introduce our September Group of the Month, RunTogether Lions Running Community, headed up by Run Leader, Shelby Williams, who explains: "We've been together for 6 years, initially as Sweatshop but after the shops closure I found us a new home in the local village pub and we became the Lions. I love them because they support each other, both running and personally and have raised lots for charity by taking part in different organised events and on our club night". As well as living and breathing the RunTogether values, this fantastic group were selected as GOTM because they consistently list upcoming run sessions on their website page and use social media effectively to engage their runners.
RunTogether Highbridge Ladies Running Club
Congratulations to our July Group of the Month! In the words of one of their runners: "Just over 6 weeks ago Emma Wood brought together a group of ladies who couldn't run, we didn't know each other. Last Saturday we completed our first parkrun together. We have formed friendships support each other. Quite simply life changing - love it." Stories like these are the essence of what RunTogether is all about. Creating fun, shared running experiences, helping people achieve their goals and improve their lives through running. You Go Girls!
RunTogether Kingfisher Harriers
After a brilliant visit to RunTogether Kingfisher Harriers, we found a very deserving winner of the August 'Group of the Month' title! In April 2016, several qualified Leaders in Running Fitness (LiRF ) who had previously led small running groups in and around Redditch, in the Midlands, decided to join forces to form a larger running group - that’s when Kingfisher Harriers was born! Their very first session had a brilliant turnout of 70 budding runners; one year on they are providing supportive running sessions to 210 runners! They now have 16 Run Leaders with four more on their journey to completing the LiRF qualification. The group offers a range of sessions, including C25K, train and long distance. We were particularly inspired by one leader's story: "I had major heart surgery five months ago and I'm still in recovery but back up to running around 7k. I have started a heart rehabilitation group doing trail running, one of the group has even signed up to be a Run Leader."