Running for Repton in the half marathon

Corinne and friends celebrate after completing the course

Corinne and friends celebrate after completing the course

If even thinking about running for the bus makes you feel tired, then you may need to sit down first before reading this article, as Repton Park resident Corinne Laken, doesn’t just run for the bus, she runs marathons and half marathons.

Corinne’s latest run was in the local Roding Valley half marathon on Sunday, which she ran in company with friends and clients, Diana, Janet and Troy. This was Janet’s first half marathon after losing an amazing eight stone in just a year and only running for a few months under Corinne’s guidance. A fantastic achievement and well done Janet – now all that’s waiting is the full marathon, which no doubt Corinne has already penciled in the diary!!

Troy who also ran, has lost an equally amazing amount of weight at six and a half stone and he has since run over forty – yes 40 – half marathons and two full marathons with Corinne.Both amazing achievements and our congratulations go to Janet, Troy and Diana for completing the run, and also of course to Corinne who continues to inspire others to get the running bug. And if reading this hasn’t made you go all weak at the knees, why not join Corinne and friends every Sunday for a fun run. The details are below and she would be delighted to see you bright and early, come rain or shine. So what are you waiting for – contact Corinne now and stop thinking about running for the bus and start doing it!

The group meets in the car park outside Osbourne House and leave at 7.30am, don’t be late – they don’t wait ! (Always best to email day before to confirm ) Corinne will pick routes and distances that suit, be aware this is not for total beginners as we always cover a few miles, but don’t be put off contact Corinne, as she is always happy to help and advise anyone wanting to join in the run.

All runners are responsible for themselves:-

1) Any Heath issues?, consult your doctor before you start running.
2) Wear proper running shoes, Corinne recommends the ‘Sweat Shop’ in Westfield Stratford for correct advice on shoes.
3) Hydration, that means drink water while running and eat ‘Gels’ if necessary.
4) Wear clothing to suit the weather conditions.

It is for pleasure, it’s not a race !!!

All are welcome from 16th March onwards but please contact Corinne first as this is NOT for first timers, so best to have an initial chat.

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