Another successful beginners’ running course for women was completed in Dersingham, with 18 taking part.
The course was part of Alive Leisure’s annual sports development programme and aims to increase participation amongst women.
Dersingham Village Sports Coordinator, Louise Rice, helped identify the need for the course in the area. Bridget Plowright instructed the course, completed on Wednesday, November 5, together with colleagues from the Lynnsport Ladybirds.
Cllr Elizabeth Nockolds, Alive Leisure Trust Board Member, said: “There has been a marvellous response from the Dersingham area to this course. Our aim has been to encourage more women into running by creating an environment where they feel comfortable no matter what their ability or fitness levels.
“We hope the ladies will carry on running now either with the Ladybirds or as their own village club and perhaps aspire to enter next year’s Bespak Grand East Anglia Run.”
Some 16 women also completed another beginners’ course on Wednesday which was held at Alive Lynnsport and they have now gone on to join the Lynnsport Ladybirds.
Further details on running in general or the Village Sports Coordinators scheme is available from Alive Sports Development. Call Roger Partridge for more information on 01553 818017.