How to Join Us!
Mums on the Run is completely free of charge to join! No one should ever be charging you to run. I encourage you to spend that money on better quality running shoes, clothing and on events that motivate you instead!
It doesn't matter when the last time you ran was, whether for the bus the other day, in that 10k a few months ago or aged 13 in school cross country (which you actually tried to get out of with a note forged about your "time of the month" which the teacher didn't fall for), Mums on the Run caters for all ages and fitnesses. Please note we do not offer the Couch to 5km program, but we can recommend other local groups to support you if you are literally starting from absolute zero!
With Sarah and her three other group leaders, we are able to look after the needs and capabilites of each and every runner, whilst similtaneously encouraging you to push yourself and reap the rewards, which could include:
reducing your risk of coronary heart disease, cancer, strokes, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and osteoporosis
increasing your emotional well being and confidence
drecreasing your levels of stress, depression and anxiety
weight loss and management
better quality sleep
and a lot more FRIENDS!
RUNNING AND MENTAL HEALTH
We’re often told that physical activity is good for our bodies and our minds, but we also understand that having a mental health problem can make it difficult to get started for a number of reasons ranging from negative body image, lack of self-esteem to practical reason such as having no one to go with and not knowing where to get started.
That's why our Run England Mental Health Ambassadors coaches Sarah, Danielle and Marie with the support of the club, are committed to the cause of improving mental wellbeing through running.
We are ambassadors because:
we are open with non-judgmental attitudes.
we have positive, patient and supportive approaches towards supporting people with mental health problems.
we try to be positive role models.
we will always behave in a professional, confidential and non-discriminatory manner and promote equal opportunities for all.
So if you would like to talk to us about any issues or concerns, before you come along or at any point during your time with the club, please contact us!
To join, we use the club app Spond, which is free and really easy to use! You set up your profile including mandatory details such as any health issues and your emergency contact person details and then you get alerts straight to your phone about runs, events and more! You can only attend a session once you have booked a place, as thats how we remain Covid compliance and safe!
If you would like to join, then the first step is to CONTACT SARAH for more information if you haven't found the answer on the website! She will sent you the link to join our club app and away you go!
Please click here to read our club constitution!
Membership benefits are: as many weeks as we can of running on Tuesday*!
Insurance that covers you during each training session
No need to worry about planning a route, let the coaches take care of it all, you just need to turn up and give it a try!
No need to worry about your speed or how far you can run, we are totally inclusive and don't discriminate!
Option to buy a club running top printed with our logo and optionally, your name on the front so everyone can cheer you on!
Support, kindness and an opportunity to make great friends!
*dependant on extreme weather conditions, COVID-19 guidelines and volunteer coach availability