COVENTRY City have announced a new community project in the local area, that the club hope will encourage more Coventry women to get up and running this summer.
‘In It Together’ – run by Sky Blues in the Community – supports running novices to gradually work their way up from 90 seconds of running to half an hour over the course of eight weeks, and is open to women of all ages.
The course is now in its third year and has already helped over 1,500 women to get running regularly – forming the basis for many to go on and complete 10k runs, half, and full marathons.
Courses are led by trained coaches across three locations in the local area – at Memorial Park in Coventry on Mondays, Riversley Park in Nuneaton on Tuesdays, and Longford Park in Coventry on Thursdays.
Victoria, who now volunteers as a run leader for the course, first started the course herself in April last year, and spoke of how much easier it was for her to start becoming active through the community project.
“I had always wanted to try running but never had the confidence to go on my own.”
“When I arrived on week one I was terrified but as soon as it started I felt so supported, like being surrounded by friends.
“I still remember how it felt to challenge myself each week so I really understand what the ladies are going through and know how to help them.”
Beginners courses start in the first week in June, and are open for runners to start signing up, with more information available by searching for ‘In It Together’ on Facebook, or contacting Nathan at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 02476 786314.