Another Hambleton Athletics and Running Club Couch to 5K programme has graduated at the weekly parkrun held in the grounds of Fountains Abbey.

The newly-fledged runners had the opportunity to run a continuous 5K with the support of Head Coach, Chris Lees, and newly qualified coach, Becky Williams. It was the culmination a ten week programme and there was a huge turnout from other club members to encourage the runners around the 2 lap course and over the finish line.

The bad weather of recent weeks thankfully held off for the occasion and runners enjoyed a well-earned post-run coffee and cake in the café. Annabel McGregor, one of this cohort’s graduates, had this to say: “If HARC can get me through this programme, they can get anyone through it! I needed more support due to my MS and knew it was the club for me after seeing how they all supported each other at the recent races held in Snape. HARC offers brilliant value for money and an added bonus has been meeting up socially on a regular basis too.”

Coach Becky Williams, herself only having qualified just before the start of the programme, added: “Coaching the C25k programme has been extremely rewarding in helping beginner runners reach their first 5K and supporting others to come back from injury. It has been a privilege to be part of this and very inspiring to see people achieving their goals.”

If this sounds like something you want to be involved in, please look out for HARC’s next programme, or head over to the website for details of what else is on offer.

Well done to all concerned – a superb achievement! 

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