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From Couch to 5k - New Waltham Abbey Weekly Running Group starts 12th September 2012

Published: 31st August 2012 18:21
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Have you been inspired by the London 2012 Olympics and are you interested in running, but don't know where to start? Or are you looking for a new enjoyable way to get fit.  Then look no further as a new running group is starting on Wednesday 12th September in Waltham Abbey.

The group will meet every week from 7.00pm-8.00pm at Town Mead Sport and Social Club, Brooker Road, Waltham Abbey, EN9 1JH.

Epping Forest District Council's Sports and Health Development Team has organised the sessions for beginners and intermediate runners.  The coach is a fully-qualified Run England Leader with a wealth of knowledge and experience to assist you whatever your level of fitness.

The cost is £12.00 for six weeks or £2.50 per session.  Suitable footwear and clothing should be worn.  

Why wait for the New Year to get fit or try something different, when you could start NOW!

After your evening run why not take advantage of free membership in the Town Mead Sports and Social Club and stay for a well deserved drink afterwards.

To book your place please call 01992 564226.


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Six good reasons to take up running:

  1. Running is more effective than diet and some medications at reducing your blood pressure.
  2. Many doctors recommend running to reduce chances of stroke, heart disease and hypertension.
  3. Your muscles get toned, your joints become more flexible and your bones grow stronger.
  4. Ideal for managing weight, running is a healthy addition to your exercise regime.
  5. Running is a great way to rev up your metabolism and increase your energy levels.
  6. Running can help you sleep better.

Who knows after just 6 weeks you may be ready to join in the Parkrun 5k Weekly Run held at Gunpowder Park, Sewardstone Road, Waltham Abbey, EN9 3GP every Saturday at 9.00am.

Anyone can join the run (jog or run), as long as they are medically capable of completing 5km - all they need to do is register online in advance and print out a personal barcode.

It is more fun to run together and you have the added bonus of seeing your results on line each week and seeing who is the fastest in the country!

For information or to register for the Park Run in Gunpowder Park please go to: http://www.parkrun.org.uk/gunpowder/

The Gunpowder Parkrun is run by volunteers and is part of the countrywide 'parkrun' events being held every Saturday morning: http://www.parkrun.org.uk/


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