Leamington and Warwick men-only jogging group up and running

Following the success of Run Like A Girl  a new group is being formed for the menFollowing the success of Run Like A Girl  a new group is being formed for the men
Following the success of Run Like A Girl a new group is being formed for the men
A Leamington running group is inviting Warwickshire men to join a new men-only jogging club.

Building on the success of the award-winning ‘Run Like A Girl’ group, its founders have launched ‘Run Like A Guy’ in a bid to get more men into the sport and enjoying the social benefits of group fitness.

Run Like A Guy follows the same format as the women’s group with a specialist beginners’ programme designed to take gents from no running to 30 minutes of continuous movement in eight weeks.

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The proven course has already taught more than 1,000 local ladies to run at groups in Leamington, Warwick and Coventry.

A finalist in the Sunday Times Sports Personality of the Year Community Award, and hoping to replicate the success of the female-only group, which won Run England’s West Midlands Running Group of the Year 2016 founder, Lauren Gregory has enlisted a team of male running leaders.

Stuart Attfield, James Stacey and Matt Burdus-Cook, have all realised the physical, mental and social benefits of running and have taken part in numerous local runs.

Running leader for Run Like A Guy, Stuart Attfield, said: “It’s great to have the opportunity to help guys who haven’t run much before - if at all - the chance to realise their fitness potential.

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“I started running only a couple of years ago in a bid to lose weight and soon went from barely being able to run a kilometre to training for my third half marathon in March this year.

“I truly believe that running can be for everyone - I am really looking forward to meeting new runner friends though Run Like A Guy.

Lauren Gregory, founder of Run Like A Girl and Run Like A Guy, said: “Following the huge success Run Like A Girl, there’s been a growing demand for a men’s equivalent.

“It feels like the perfect time to launch Run Like A Guy and my team and I are really excited to get started.

“In less than two years, the women’s group has achieved so much, I can’t wait to see where the new men’s group will go.”

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