CITY women are being encouraged to get off the sofa and slip into a pair of running shoes as part of a new course.
Sky Blues in the Community has launched a new eight-week beginners ‘learn to run couch to 5k’ course for women in Coventry.
Working alongside ladies-only running group, Run Like A Girl, more than 150 women have registered to take part in the course which has been funded by Sport England and supported by Public Health Coventry.
The course aims to provide a safe, friendly and welcoming environment for women and girls to become active in sport.
Nicola Burroughs, running leader for Run Like A Girl Coventry, says: “After joining Run Like A Girl as a beginner in the summer of 2015, I have since become hooked on running.
“Not only have I made great friends and enjoy running with them each week, I have realised the great benefits of running and achieved many goals, which I could have never imagined possible before.
“Whatever reason for giving running a go, I encourage ladies to come along and join in the new Coventry group and discover the benefits for themselves.
“I, for one, can’t wait to meet new friends, chat, run and help more women and girls achieve their own goals.”
Kimberley Dougherty, health co-ordinator at Sky Blues in the Community, added: “We are really pleased with the success of the new ladies beginners running courses in partnership with Run Like A Girl.
“It’s a great opportunity for local women to get involved in a new activity and be part of a fun, welcoming group.
“We plan to organise a range of beginner’s courses across the City in 2017 and are also looking at an intermediate course too.”
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