Wednesday, 29 October 2008

'Running for fun for beginners' starts next week

PEOPLE who want to make themselves fitter before the festive season - and possibly hoping to shed a few pounds afterwards - can enjoy a 12-week ‘Running for Fun’ course which starts on Thursday, November 6.
The weekly evening fun run at Minehead Sports and Leisure Centre is funded through the Active Somerset project, which includes West Somerset Council and Somerset Primary Care Trust among its partners.
The scheme is aimed at anybody who wants to start becoming fitter in a friendly and social environment.
Council community portfolio holder, Councillor Neil Parbrook, said: “I think there are quite a few people who might enjoy getting fitter in a relaxed enjoyable way rather than being fast-tracked into a serious sporting environment.
“The aim of this course is to get fitter and enjoy the experience.”
Somerset PCT spokesman Paul Harwood said: “Exercising at this level is enjoyable and brings benefits to the heart, lungs and to health in general.
“Running in groups is more fun than running alone, promoting good mental health, and the social aspect means people are more likely to stay the course.”
The weekly sessions cost £1.70.
More information is available by calling Jayne Lethaby or Mandy Godsell on 01643 708815.

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