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Running Programme For Beginners

Running Programme For Beginners

Running is free, you can do it whenever it suits you and you don’t need to be part of a team.

All good reasons to choose running as a form of exercise, according to Sara-lee Tuson who has developed an eight-week beginner level programme starting next week.

There are a variety of barriers to getting involved in exercise and Sara-lee hopes that her ‘Running Your Resolution’ programme will help encourage people to have a go at running.

“Often people are scared they will do something wrong and injure themselves or lack support or have no one to participate with,” she says. “ So I have designed the programme for anyone who wants to try running for the first time or perhaps used to run but stopped due to family commitments or whatever reason.”

The programme runs over eight weeks and is based at Saxton field in Stoke. Sara-lee says participants will walk or run on the athletic track during the first session to measure their present fitness level, and will be able to gauge their progress as time goes by.

During the series, the group will hear from various speakers offering advice about technique and maintaining momentum.

Sara-lee is in her final six months of a Bachelor of Sport and Recreation at NMIT. Developing the running programme is part of her study requirements.

“I had to work alongside an organisation and identify a need within that area - I chose to work with the Nelson Tasman Get Moving project,” says Sara-lee. “The project aims to get more people cycling, walking and running on a daily basis for recreation and sport, however while there are cycling and walking programmes, there isn’t much for beginner running.”

Sara-lee says she took up running because it was something she could do at her own pace, without commitment to a gym membership: “I can put my iPod on and go for a run - with running you always feel rewarded afterward.”

‘Running Your Resolution’ is on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6pm at the Saxton athletic track. The series begins on 4 March. Registrations can be made through the Get Moving website www.get-moving.org.nz or on registration forms on the bottom of fliers at selected locations.

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