Hambleton Athletics and Running Club have seen the graduation of their latest Couch to 5K participants at Fountains Abbey parkrun on 29th July.

Once again the weather was kind and a goodly number of club members, with program coaches Ruth Hancock and Nigel Haresign, ran alongside each graduate to ensure that everyone had full support around the popular 5K course.

Graduate Richard Slade has returned to running after a long time out. He thoroughly recommends to anyone thinking of taking up or returning to running to sign up to HARC’s program saying “Don’t worry if you think you’re not going to be as good as everyone else, as there are people of all different abilities running together and the club ethos of ‘no one gets left behind’ is fantastic and reassuring as it keeps everyone together, helping to build a close knit team spirit and camaraderie.”

Ruth and Nigel are rightly proud of their newly fledged runners and say it has been gratifying to see them taking full advantage of the club’s weekly interval sessions and social runs, with some already signing up for local races at the Darlington 10K and Snape 5K.

HARC’s next C25K program begins on Tuesday 19th September. For more information or to register you can head over to https://harc.uk/c25k

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