Life on the road

The previous tour took the runbritain team across the country from Northern Ireland in the north (and in Ireland!) to Taunton in the south and Bury St Edmonds in the east covering around ten venues in ten months.

This time around the locations for the runbritain road shows are fewer, but the purpose remains the same: to better communicate the work and purpose of runbritain (and on this occasion Run England, too), to share information on services and processes and to ensure that individuals, groups and events are getting the most from their race licence and what benefits that brings.

Road show one took place with 19 attendees at Manchester’s Regional Sports Arena at Sportcity, with just under half of those present representing runbritain, slightly less than that representing Run England and the remaining attendees with an interest across both programmes.

Their experience and expertise varied; Alia Pike is a Run England Run Leader and is training to be a coach, Adrian Thiemicke is Chairman of the North West Regional Panel, a British Association of Road Running (BARR) Regional Representative and an Event Adjudicator.

Keith Binney is a Regional Panel member and Event Adjudicator in South Yorkshire, while Julie Fairclough is a personal fitness trainer and an endurance coach at Stockport Harriers and Bramhall Runners.

You might be wondering what the difference is between runbritain and Run England?

On a simple level it’s this: Run England is about increasing participation; it’s getting people off the sofa and out running; it’s the first steps. runbritain is getting more people running more and racing, and is a one-stop-destination for runners and race organisers.

Read the full blog here.