Latest Couch to 5k graduates take Parkrun by storm
Mar27

Latest Couch to 5k graduates take Parkrun by storm

Our latest couch to 5 k course was completed in style as most people who have been taking part ran the Stretford Parkrun on 25th March. The course has been gathering pace over the past 8 weeks, with most participants total beginners at the start. Over the weeks, they have been helped by a range of MFR volunteers to build up their running distance with all now able to run 5 km. MFR took over the Parkrun to help celebrate our newest...

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Supporting visual impairment
Mar15

Supporting visual impairment

Several club members spent a very worthwhile and interesting Wednesday evening learning how to support people with visual impairment (VI) in running. The course was delivered by UK Athletics (the lovely Tess Ptonka) and helped Sarah Rickard, Rob Dixon (pictured left) and Daniel Taylor learn how to act as guide runners. The training included theory as well as some rather scary practice on the track at Sports City involving blindfolds...

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Thursday night’s #runandtalk a success
Feb02

Thursday night’s #runandtalk a success

Many plucky souls braved the high winds to turn out for the club’s #runandtalk, a UK Athletics initiative to coincide with Time to Talk, which helps raise the issue of mental health. Our Welfare Officer and Mental Health Ambassador Sarah Rickard led a warm up focusing on both physical and emotional health. Members were encouraged to have a chat with someone they wouldn’t normally speak to, and notice how they were feeling...

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Girls just wanna have fun – in Swinton
Nov27

Girls just wanna have fun – in Swinton

The Swinton 5.25 mile women’s race is a peculiar distance – it remains a mystery as to why they don’t chop off the final ghastly climb to the finish and make it a sensible 5 miler! Our women fielded its largest team ever, with 12 intrepid souls and one second claim member taking part this year. Running Queen Jane Fletcher did us proud with a 5th place finish and overall the club came 7th in the team event. Well done...

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Couch to 5k runners smash Stretford Parkrun
Oct30

Couch to 5k runners smash Stretford Parkrun

Our Couch to 5k course for beginners has been active during September and October, and culminated in twelve new runners “graduating” by completing the Stretford Parkrun on Saturday 29th October. This is a fantastic achievement, as most were new to running and unable to run more than a few minutes when they started our 8 week course. Our newbies were joined by members of the club, both in the run and also supporting the...

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