By Thomas Cox
You don’t need to get yourself into a deep exercise regime or buy into Lycra outfits to run a 5K.
They are the perfect start point for people who want to get into running and to get active, anyone can get from their couch to 5K in just a few weeks with some help and support.
Which is why it was great to see a wide range of people, both seasoned runners and beginners, at last night’s 5K in Madeley.
Around 150 people took part in run, the first in a series that will take place in the borough, with next set to take place in Oakengates on the 11 September.
Telford Athletic Club have organised these 5K runs thanks to a grant from Telford & Wrekin Council’s Let’s Get Telford Active campaign. They are going to bring more of them to different locations in the borough over the next few months.
Join the Telford and Wrekin Brorough 5Ks Facebook event to be told about forthcoming races. We’ll let you know there when you can register for Oakengates race on currently set to take place 11 September.
Being active together with people is just more fun, because you are supporting and encouraging each other while creating fun memories. So why not enter a 5K with a friend?
Let’s Get Telford Active
The pot of £50,000 aims to encourage community-led activities, creating more chances for people to have a go at different activities and find something they love.
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