Walking and Running in Farsley
A great big thank you goes to The National Lottery Community Fund for supporting walking and running in Farsley.
It is quite common for parents to highlight the difficulties in attending evening running clubs due to child commitments. Therefore, providing these morning sessions at 9am supports those who have just dropped children in school or nursery. Experience has shown that active parents normalises healthy approaches and invariably leads to whole family activity.
Starting 24th February 2020:
9am Monday Runday – Beginner prioritised 50 minutes social run. Baseline 5km exploring our roads and green-spaces with opportunities for stronger runners to do more.
9am Wednesday Walks – Moderate 90 minutes walk exploring local green-spaces and history. Hills and trails included to get the blood pumping. Do you think you know the area?
As with the other associated running groups (e.g. Wellington Pacers and Farsley Flyers) there’s either priority or strong emphasis on social activity rather than pure athletic performance. Through Richard’s exhaustive community focus, the group will explore all the local greenspaces as well as highlight some of the past remnants of our historic village.
To enhance engagement of the Farsley community, after-activity cafe stops are encouraged. Additionally, The National Lottery Community Fund, allows provision of small rewards for consistent attendances. These support and encourage the use of our local businesses, thus keeping Farsley vibrant and trending through modern times.
The group is led by experienced England Athletic Run Leader and British Cycling Ride Leader Richard Warren; DBS checked, safeguarding trained and first aid qualified for your assurance.
Richard is immersed in local community volunteer projects such as organising Farsley Festival, regular helper at the Farsley Rehoboth burial ground reclamation, Friends of Hainsworth Park improvement group and Farsley Flyers running club.
In addition to local initiatives, Richard is a staunch advocate of everyday active travel – supporting schemes for commuting by bike. This aligns perfectly to Leeds Climate Emergency, Leeds Health and Wellbeing Strategy, Clean Air Zone and workplace communities.