Mansfield Runners Best In The East Midlands
England Athletics RunTogether group Mansfield Runners last night won the Regional RunTogether group award for the East Midlands.
It is one of nine regions to have this award and now this group plus two others are going forward to the National Awards in Coventry next month. If they win there then the Mansfield Runners will be the most successful one in the country.
Coach Maddy Collinge said, "What an honour to have such an accolade and how great is it for the area that we have such an amazing athletics opportunity which is open to absolutely everybody."
She urged people in the local area to get involved, "Nothing elite about this group, cheap as chips, anyone can run and they will get the best experience ever."
RunTogether has been created by England Athletics, the membership and development body for grassroots athletics and running in England, to provide fun, friendly, inclusive running opportunities for everyone in England.
All their programmes, such as groups, routes, Find a Guide and #RunAndTalk share a common theme, they are to help people to run with others. Running with others can provide motivation, guidance and support, as well as making it more fun.
The Mansfield Runners are holding a #RunAndTalk event during Mental Health Awareness Week next month on October 11th.
To join them to help raise awareness around the benefits running can have on a person's mental wellbeing you can meet them at Vision West Nottinghamshire College's Sports Hall at 6:15pm. Booking details and other information can be found on their Facebook page, Mansfield Runners.
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