Cornwall's First Ever Virtual Running Club is Launched!
Run Cornwall has recently launched a new project called 'Let's Run Cornwall', a NEW virtual running club in Cornwall aiming to bring people together from all parts of the county as they begin their running journey.
Let's Run Cornwall is aimed at anyone who lives in Cornwall who loves to run or is thinking about taking the first steps to get into running. Create your own routes around the county and share them with your friends and family.
For first timers, we have a great training program which will support you to your first 5k run in only 8 weeks! In that time you will amaze yourself by covering the equivalent of Bude to Padstow in small manageable runs/walks.
Let's Run Cornwall will also keep you up to date with all the latest news and events from around Cornwall as well as local opportunities to keep running at your local club.
Let's Run Cornwall will make organising your runs a breeze! With the material available through the blog, Facebook and twitter pages being well received and we hope to encourage 400 new runners across the county to take part in the project. By being in a region such as Cornwall where we have geographically dispersed population and is not always possible to participate with an established running group week in week out. This gives runners old and new the ability to be part of a county wide network of runners.
Lewis Sanders from the Cornwall Sports Partnership who manages the project said "This is a brilliant new way for people to feel part of a running community. The visual element to see how far they have run is great and is creating some informal friendly competition".
"We aim to work with all those who support running already in the county and help make it even better."
In keeping with the nature of project, the event will be launched at a small gathering of runners at Francis Clark's offices on Tuesday evening (29th September 2015), at the same time runners have been encouraged to run where they are based that evening and share photos and messages using #runcornwall.
Tom Roach, partner at Francis Clark, who together with St Austell Brewery are two of first businesses to get involved in the initiative, commented "I know a few of the staff here have been instrumental in setting up Lets Run Cornwall and I know they and others here are keen to get more business contacts to sign up to the Strava Run Club for example as different way of business networking across the county. I overhear that the Strava leader board being the subject of some conversation in the office, and is motivating people to get into a habit of running regularly".
Want to get involved?
Visit getactivecornwall.co.uk/letsruncornwall to find out more information.
Or please contact Lewis Sanders at the Cornwall Sports Partnership on 01872 323335/ Lesanders@cornwall.gov.uk