The overall aim of Run England is for 1350 active new runners to engage in weekly running sessions, to train and deploy 40 new running leaders and create 20 new running groups over a 14-month period.
The programme will target people who are not participating regularly in sport in their own time and will support them to continue running in their community after programme completes.
Research and local evidence suggests there is a further demand for local informal running opportunities for the adult beginner market. Our aim is to build upon existing good practice and delivery models to increase the number of regular once a week runners/joggers. The additional investment will feed new beginner participants into the running pathway and will compliment the work of Run England and England Athletics.
15th May: Black Country BeActive Partnership Launches its New Run England Programme
Saturday 5th May saw the launch of the Black Country Run England programme. The programme, which is run by the Black Country BeActive Partnership in partnership with Dudley Healthy Towns, Sandwell Leisure Trust, Walsall MBC, Wolverhampton College and Wolverhampton Partnerships and School Sports, will see the development of a number of new beginner running groups across the Black Country.
The programme is aiming to develop 20 new running groups across the 4 boroughs to increase the number of once a week beginner runners to 1350 by next year. In addition to this the programme will also see 20 new Run Leaders newly trained to deliver the sessions and lead these new groups.
The launch included a number of family orientated fun activities as well as offering information on how and where people can get involved in the new running groups across the Black Country.
Simon Hall, Partnership Director said, "The official presentation of the Run England Funding that was presented to the Country Sports Partnership and our partners went well and was an enjoyable day all round. The programme was officially launched with a 1 lap fun run. It was great to see families taking part"
For more information visit the national Run England website