Week 5…

Glorious early summer weather (for a change!) greeted our Queensbury Beginners’ Running Group on the evening of Thursday June 12. After initial warm up exercises, all 24 were taken towards the top of Bradshaw Lane and Soil Hill for a second consecutive week of “gentle” hill work, in intermediate and beginner groups! Warm conditions made for a more exerting session, which was directed by Running Leader Martin, most ably assisted by Craig, Steve, Carl, Peter and Andy. We warmly welcomed RunEngland representative Holly Williams, without whom the Beginners’ Group would never have got off the ground – she hurried around at great speed taking action photos and video clips, and offering very timely encouragement – and conducted interviews of group members after training! Several runners commented on how useful the hill work was for the free weekly¬†Saturday¬†Lister Park park run!…apparently, Soil Hill made the park’s “teeny tiny hill” look as flat as a pancake!! What was most striking about the session was the VERY noticeable improvement in all our runners since last week’s session!! Well done to all of you!!