I am crowdfunding for our local group for women who want to get into or carry on running. It is a small group at present and relies on ladies paying for most of the below if they want any of it to happen.
We are called Herts Girls Can RunTogether and I started this group 3 years ago because I wanted to lose weight and get fit but was too scared to do anything on my own through fear of being laughed at or judged in my gear, so I started my own! I then realised I wanted to run and was just to scared to go to a running group so I started a running arm Of the group. I went and got my running in leadership fitness award and put on the first beginners session the rest is history! We are now on our fifth co-hort of Beginners which is due to start in a February.
We meet every Tuesday in Hertford and we run because we can! No judgements! Everyone who comes is sociable and friendly and they all have their own reasons for running.
The aim is to put on more running group sessions, start 121 Running Coaching and buy equipment and clothing that will help our ladies within the Coaching sessions.
The money will be used to put the lead coach through a Certificate in Running Fitness so that 121 run coach training can be offered to improve and build upon people’s running and support them with up and coming races.
We will also offer ladies that come through the sessions the opportunity to go for their Leadership in Running Fitness Qualification so they can themselves lead and assist sessions.
We will Also send two ladies on First Aid training to ensure our sessions have qualified first alders on hand.
We will also moving forward be able to offer everyone a Herts Girls Can Running Tshirt so EVERYONE that joins can feel part of a group irrelevant of income. This way people are using the right gear to move in!
We will also be able to offer specialist sessions such as PILATES for Runners, Yoga for runners and sports massage sessions to enable women to run to their best ability.
It will also allow us to buy cones, running ladders and other various equipment for Coaching sessions and a speaker for music so sessions are more enjoyable in the summer.
It will also allow us to market ourselves on a bigger scale to encourage more local ladies to start or keep running.