0-5Km complete Beginners

Over the past two months, a fabulous group of runners have been working through our VS Couch to 5km programme. We’ve all had great fun! On 8th June they headed to Armley parkrun for their 5km challenge. Seven of the group were able to make it on the day – well done to Helen, Gary, Zoe, Lisa, BK, Joanne and Suweta, you were all amazing.

This was a parkrun first for most of the group, and the first time many had run this far non-stop. I think some surprised themselves with what they could do, and hope they all feel very proud of what they have achieved.

The support on day was brilliant. Thanks to family and friends, other Valley Striders, and other runners for the encouragement. And of course, huge thanks to the amazing volunteers at Armley parkrun.

I’m sure we’ll be seeing more of most of this group, either at parkruns, or working towards 10km with further club sessions.

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