The super-fit, and – some might say – provocatively-named, group “Women Running Penarth” is already a well established feature of the Sunday morning street scene in Penarth – but now there’s a new street-jogging group being formed for younger females .
“Girls on the Move” is a new girls-only running group being set up in Penarth this month to encourage more girls aged between 14 and 18 to become more physically active.
The new group is part of the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s “Sports and Play” initiative. .The group gets going on January 16th and will be led by specialist female coaches.
There’ll be runs every Monday and every Thursday between 16:00 and 17:00 – beginning with indoor circuits at Penarth Leisure Centre which will help newcomers to the sport find their running feet. After the first two weeks the group will continue to meet at Penarth Leisure Centre – but will get out on the streets and jog to different areas of Penarth.
The results of a recent school sports survey showed that girls wanted more opportunities to run in Penarth . Now they’ve got them.
Cllr Gwyn John, Vale of Glamorgan Council ‘cabinet’ member for Leisure Services, said the group would offer a “safe and friendly way to start running, and is perfect for girls aged 14-18 with limited or no experience in running.”
Those interested can contact Sophie Wilkinson at firstname.lastname@example.org.