28 Jun Next Generation
I’ve got a full video coming on Thursday with some highlights from our First Running Weekend in the New Forest coming on Thursday.
It’s safe to say it was an incredible weekend helping out runners with struggles and questions and helping to motivate them.
But thats all I am going to say about it until Thursday! So keep an eye out for that email.
But today, I wanted to chat about the Kids (don’t worry if you don’t have any… maybe you know someone who does..?)
Not that I am particularly “down with them”.
Frankly I can’t keep up with the new apps, games, words and tv shows!
But I do remember what it was like being one (just about..)
And a couple of the major memories I had from school was my dislike for P.E. I’ve spoken before about how untalented I was in team sports. How I was in the bottom set for P.E!
Yes, the person who now lives and breathes running, wouldn’t even run for the train, let alone for a hobby!
I also remember those cross country sessions, the laps of the field and how boring it was.
Slogging it out regardless of the weather, dreaming about the session finishing so I could get back indoors!
But what we are great at RunCamp is making running more interesting and dare I say it… FUN?
And this is the exact goal for the new Kids Sessions kicking off this Saturday (which is our first ever session)
Obviously it won’t be a session 100% dedicated to running. There will be a mix of throwing, jumping and games in there too so we can keep them on their toes.
And if you know me by now the focus isn’t just on competition either.
Of course there will be opportunities for this, but the major focus is on participation. And the number one way I can see this happening is by keeping it fun and engaging.
Ant is the creator of RunCamp. Everyday his goals are to educate, motivate and inspire runners and triathletes to make themselves better than they were yesterday.
Running in his eyes is a journey, and through his coaching he aims to make everyone’s journeys more enjoyable.
As well as running, you’ll find Ant regularly taking part in triathlons, from sprint distance up to full Ironmans.
He also has a big weakness in the forms of Papa John’s pizza and Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, so if you ever want to get an easier session, thats one way to get one!