We are over the moon that the two leaders we funded for NORSUF Running Group have completed their training, and are just awaiting their licence from England Athletics before they set up groups in Caister, Bradwell and Gorleston!
Sam and Russell’s group sessions are for new members who want to walk, jog or run in a supportive group.
Sam started with NORSUF Running Group on Couch to 5k in January 2018 and she is now a competent leader: "The course was very informative and covered groups of all abilities. When I receive my licence I plan to run weekly free running group for beginners in my area. I think it’s important beginners are encouraged and supported. There are a large amount of sessions to cater for runners but very few for beginners".
Russell joined in July 2018 has achieved a large amount in a very short time: "I found the course enjoyable, all of the content and more we had covered in the extra 1-2-1 mentoring sessions. Therefore I was able to attend with a confident open mind. Now qualified I feel confident to lead my own local sessions and support you in the coaching group. I will get a great sense of achievement from encouraging beginners to run and improve their physical and mental health. My intended group sessions will be in the village of Caister-on-sea where I have already made preparations".
You can find out how to join by visiting the Run Together website.
Trevor Rawson, an inspirational local health coach heads up NORSUF Running Group, amongst many other groups and activities (you can contact him here), said, "NORSUF Running Group are very grateful to Great Yarmouth Sporting and Leisure Trust for funding two Run leaders for our free group. Sam and Russell with go on from their courses and be volunteer leaders in their communities. This will provide opportunities for walkers, joggers and runners to join a supportive Running Group that welcomes all abilities slow or quicker. I am very proud of what Sam and Russell have achieved in such a short space of time. Registration and participation in our group sessions and meet-ups are free. Many of our members have already gone on to enter local Races, Fun-runs and charity events together.”