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Additional Time: Park Run – MAN v FAT

Turning into a MAN v FAT member is usually the gateway to extra common participation in bodily exercise.

It doesn’t simply should be about chasing a soccer round, although, and lots of of you pull in your trainers to assist your health and weight reduction objectives.

We head to Warrington to seek out out from coach Dan Edwards and assistant coach Al Robinson about how the lads get entangled within the native Park Run.

What’s your inspiration for getting the group concerned in Park Run?
The inspiration got here from our Assistant Coach, Al Robinson, seeking to improve his operating progress, enhance his health so he might play extra of a component within the MAN v FAT Soccer world, as an outfield participant.

Al took on the Sofa to 5K programme in June 2022 on the fitness center with Jon Parr, our different assistant coach. Al rapidly determined that he want to full a 5k outdoors earlier than his birthday in early September. That is the place we seemed into doubtlessly an occasion however stumbled upon the Park Run. In September 2022 Al, Jon and myself accomplished a Park Run.

After this occasion we had been speaking and after posting the photographs to our personal and our golf equipment social media we acquired some curiosity from different members of the group, seeking to see if this was a possible common factor transferring ahead.

From there we constructed up a stronghold of Warrington members finishing the park run on a weekly foundation.

How did you organise it?
Organising this was simpler than most issues as a result of the exhausting work was already finished, by the ParkRun workforce. We simply needed to work out tips on how to have interaction our group, and thus birthed the MAN v FAT Warrington runners/joggers WhatsApp group.

This quickly populated to a really wholesome quantity (43) and allowed folks to speak when and the place members of our group can be taking part every week on the native northwest (and past) Park Runs. 

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