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Beginners First Night 2008

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Here We Go Again - New Beginners Take Their First Steps

Today we start our 3 mile journey but tomorrow...............The Marathon!!!!

Dudley Ladies now infamous beginners running course got off to a flying start on Tuesday 15th April 2008 at Wombourne Leisure Centre.

Every year, club founder, Rita Vanes organizes this very popular beginners running course for women who have either never run before or else havenít run for some time and it has proven to be extremely successful.

This year, over 200 ladies again turned up to take their first steps towards achieving their goal of running 3 miles within 10 weeks, with even more additional participants planning to come on the following Thursday

That was on top of the existing membership of 200 plus members, so things were a bit hectic, good fun but hectic.

Rita welcomed and addressed the thronging masses which totally filled the school theatre hall and backed up out of the door 2 or 3 people deep.

Jackie Fellows spoke from the heart and gave an excellent account of how she started and all the benefits that she has got from running which would have motivated even the most ardent couch potatoe, whilst Mary Lavender's witty speech full of anecdotes and dry humour about her experiences again drew roars of laughter before Phil explained how he makes himself useful and basically does everything that Rita tells him.

After the necessary background information and preliminaries, Rita explained the basics to achieving the 3 mile target and how they were going to do it before taking the crowd outside to introduce them to Phil's warm-up routine and getting them to rotate their hips before taking their very first steps in their new sport.

It was nice to see the return of a number of old faces, such as Helen Edwards, Janice Stanton and many many more returning from taking time out for one reason or another. With so many hugs and kisses, Phil must have thought he'd gone to heaven.

The course which costs £25 aims to teach women everything they need to know about running safely and includes a free medal, tee-shirt and certificate to everyone who completes the course.

No one is ever turned away, so it's still not too late for people to join.

If you want any further information or would like to talk to Rita directly then you can email her on rita@dudleyladies.co.uk

 

 

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