Run­ning for all

Runner's World (UK) - - Human Race -

I was sur­prised to read El­iz­a­beth Au­gus­tine’s com­ments (RW, Oct) about at­ti­tudes to run­ning in the UK. I am a mem­ber of Ware Jog­gers and our motto is ‘Run for Fun’. Ev­ery­one en­cour­ages and sup­ports each other, from the fastest run­ners to the slow­est. Mem­bers join for var­i­ous rea­sons: rac­ing, so­cial, coach­ing, health and fit­ness, or just to en­joy run­ning with oth­ers for its own sake. In my ex­pe­ri­ence, run­ning clubs are gen­er­ally not elit­ist, and many of­fer be­gin­ners’ cour­ses. Join­ing a lo­cal club is

likely to be a pos­i­tive move, as would be par­tic­i­pat­ing in one of the many lo­cal weekly Parkruns.

Justin Hill, Hert­ford

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