Womens Running Network LTD
Exeter, Devon, EX4 4RN
We are an all female running movement founded in 1998 in Devon by Pauline Beare and Peggy Wiseman to inspire women of all ages to run for fun and fitness. Since 1998 the WRN has grown from a handful of members based in Exeter to a large organisation with groups all over England and Wales. "The success" says Pauline "is based on a simple philosophy: Giving all women, whatever their age, size or ability, the opportunity to run together to improve their health, fitness, confidence and safety."
The WRN is affiliated to England Athletics, but it is different from other running clubs. For instance, there is not a single club house or a single club night. Instead, the Women's Running Network consists of locally organised groups that are co-ordinated through the network. Community based, rural, workplace, city –all led by qualified passionate leaders.
All leaders have completed a Leadership course and hold a licence to lead under United Kingdom Athletics. As the groups are relatively small and local, you will be given individual attention and your group leader will know you personally.
Why An All-Women Group?
Our groups are fun, social, non-competitive and open to every age, stage, shape and size. We genuinely support the complete beginner and by being all women, we find that our members feel less self-conscious.
But I Have Never Run Before!
We welcome women just like you. The Women's Running Network caters for women of all running abilities, including the complete beginner. Even if you are unfit or have never run before, the Women's Running Network can help you get started, giving you sensible advice, support and company while you run. We will help you to identify and reach your goals.
Why Run? We've a Whole Load of Reasons Why!
•To have fun
•To improve your health
•To get fit and lose weight
•To meet other people and have a good natter!
•To achieve your personal goals
•To give you energy
What are the health benefits?
•Reduces risk of coronary heart disease, some cancers, strokes, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and osteoporosis
•Increases emotional well-being and confidence
•Decreases levels of stress, depression and anxiety
•Helps with weight loss and weight management
•Increases muscular efficiency
•Improves quality of sleep
•Increases energy levels
What should I wear?
Help and advice is always available from your group leader on what you need to be wearing throughout the year, but as a general guide you will need:
•A good pair of running shoes - it is advisable to buy these from a specialist running shop where you will be fitted properly. Don’t forget that as a Women's Running Network member you may get a discount if you show your membership card.
•A good support bra
•Comfortable, lightweight clothing, preferably in layers that you can add or take off depending on the weather
•A reflective bib to be seen on dark nights/early mornings
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