March 21, 2016
My favourite race distance has always been 10K.
It’s absolutely an achievable distance for beginners and enough of a challenge if you have been running for a while and want to improve your PB, its also a friendly race distance for spectators because it doesn’t take all day for people to get round, so basically it really is a fun day out for everyone involved.
So I am delighter to announce a new Too Fat to Run partnership with the Women’s Running 10K Race Series which is also supported by Sport England’s This Girl Can campaign with additional 5K distances too for our community to take part in.
Last year thousands of women joined in across 10 locations around the UK and this year Women’s Running are excited to see it’s numbers grow even more with our help.
For Too Fat to Run this is perfect timing as we are about to start recruiting coaches around the UK so that we can roll our programmes for women in areas other than London where I am based. So for each of the locations we are planning Too Fat to Run meet ups where you can get to meet each other, show off your Too Fat to Run uniforms and collectively show the running world that larger ladies run too.
So when and where are the events?
29th May Cardiff
5th June Southampton (My birthday)
26th June Exeter 3rd July Milton Keynes 10th July Nottingham 17th July Liverpool 28th Aug Glasgow 11th September Manchester 18th September Birmingham 25th September London (Can we get a team of at least 250 women at this one?).
2nd October Leeds
You can get a cool £2 discount on each entry by using code TFGGTR16 at the checkout, and some of our Clubhouse Members are competing to see who can do the most from the series, so why not sign up to more than one?
All entrants will receive a goody bag worth £40, performance t-shirt, and finishers medal included in the entry price.
There really is something unique about running a race where all the participants are women, the atmosphere is electric and you will find runners of all levels, so even if you have never run this distance before why not commit to it and use it as motivation to train…thats how I did my first ever 10K.
Look out in our Facebook Community Page for more details about the Too Fat to Run meet ups closer to the time, I can’t wait to see my army of women out there doing their thing!!!