Ali Van E Sent us this regarding the club’s beginners course and the club in general and i felt it was worth sharing.
It’s now been a year since I started the Couch to 5k course with Striders. Benita was brilliant and made the sessions fun and achievable. I used to like running when at school (nearly 40 years ago!) so joined up hoping to find an exercise that I could enjoy again and which would improve my fitness. I know I’m not the best runner and doubt I’ll ever run a marathon, but I love what I am doing and feel so much fitter and healthier than I’ve felt for years.
I enjoy the camaraderie of the club, the support for everyone whatever their ability and the way even small achievements are celebrated.
I managed to do a sub 30 minutes park run recently and I know compared to others isn’t that fast but it was for me, especially as the first 5k l did was 47 minutes!
I am so happy that I joined up and would like to thank everyone for being so supportive and lovely.