Running for the Over 50s on Hampstead Heath
Would like to start running but don't think you can or aren't sure how to go about it? This event is for you.
What is it?
A gentle 45 minute introduction to running with qualified Run England Run Leader, Rowena Harding, to raise money for Freedom from Torture.
Why do it?
It's fun! Running is cheap and it can be great for confidence and mental health.
Can I do it?
Yes anyone can run. It doesn't matter if you can't run very far or haven't run for years. This will be a gentle introduction with tailoring for people with different abilities and experience. If you have a heart condition, asthma, or any other condition where you are allowed to do light exercise then please come down. Rowena will be asking for health updates before the start so she knows who to look out for!
When Rowena started running she could only run a little at a time and she wasn't at all a sporty person. In three years she has now finished three marathon distances, one ultra race of 53km and a half marathon in the Arctic Circle. So, yes, anyone can do it! Check out the Goalden Girls for more inspiration: www.goaldengirls.org.uk
What will it involve?
First of all it's not like bootcamp or British Military Fitness. It's friendly, fun and easy to achieve. You'll start with warm up exercises in a small group before brisk walking, some light running, drills and a cool down. There will be variations for experienced runners and walkers-only.
What should I wear?
Clothes you are comfortable in e.g. track suit, shorts, lycra etc. are fine. Layers are best - you may get hot exercising but cool down quickly.
Who's running this
Rowena is a member of Freedom from Torture's Hampstead and Highgate local group. She is a qualified Run England Run Leader and has experience in helping people who are new to running to become active.
Do I need to book?
You can email email@example.com or text 07985 198 770 to let her know you are coming. Feel free to contact her with any questions.