Strideout stretch their legs
Strideout is a Women's Only Run Group who offers sessions for Strollers right through to more advanced runners. The group is currently expanding and is now offering sessions in Oughtibridge (near Sheffield) as well as a Strideout Kidz for children and parents in nearby Rivelin.
Strideout is working with Run England - England Athletics’ official recreational running programme - to encourage more people to lead a healthy, active lifestyle through beginners’ running groups.
Strideout was originally started in 2011 by a couple of Mums who were dropping their daughters off at WiseWood Sports Centre for a Gymnastics Clubs. The group quickly expanded to be one of Sheffield’s biggest Run England Groups with over 200 members and 7 trained Run Leaders. The group actively use social media as a way to communicate to runners with messages of support, mapped runs and events they can get involved with.
Andrea Barber, Strideout Founder and Run Leader said: “Running alone is my thinking time. It's how I keep all the balls in the air. It works my heart, my lungs, keeps me strong and balances out the extra things that find their sneaky way into my mouth! Running with Strideout enables me to motivate others to move a little bit more, believe in their ability to run and gives me a great sense of pride and achievement when they move on from beginners to intermediate and beyond. Love it!
Siobhan Mcfeely, Strideout runner said: "I love to be outside - just running. Sometimes on my own, sometimes with a friend and sometimes in a group. Wherever I go I take my running shoes and what a sense of adventure it is to put them on anywhere in the world and run. Running helps me to maintain a balance in my life, keeps my bones in better shape and helps keep me fit. Strideout is a fantastic safe women's running group that caters for all runners no matter their ability. I love running with other people and watch women improve their fitness and enthusiasm - I love the ethos of the group and how we look after everyone.
England Athletics’ Head of Participation Andy Anstey commented: “Running is one of the best ways to improve your health and fitness and now - before the shorter days and chilly winter weather set in - is the perfect time to get started. Run England beginners’ groups - with qualified Group Leaders on hand to help you every step of the way - provide a friendly, sociable platform for anyone to turn up and find out why we run.”