The Northampton Town FC Community Trust have launched a virtual running club to support our fan base with keeping fit and active during the COVID-19 pandemic and extended periods of lockdown.
Created initially as a 'Virtual Running Club', the club allows fans and people in our local community to join our group on the popular fitness tracking app Strava. (Simply search for "Northampton Town FC Running Club"). It's free to join and you'll be able to track your own progress with others in the group, share tips, celebrate achievements and set each other challenges.
The group will be supported by members of the community trust team who deliver our health programmes and the group is open for anyone regardless of prior running experience.
Sports Participation Officer Akshay Mistry is coordinating the group and said:
"We hope by setting up the running club that we can help to give people that sense of community and feeling part of something whilst taking part in an individual activity. It's great to see people really getting into the habit of exercise and we hope to encourage even more to do so through this group.
"The long term plan for the club is to organise opportunities to put their hard work to good use and give people the opportunity to take part in races or events to fundraise money to support work that the Community Trust is doing in other parts of the local community. Projects earmarked for initial support include the new befriending service for older adults and vulnerable people and to provide teachers and community members with mental health first aid training to be able to support others in their community."
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
If you'd like to get involved in the Northampton Town Running Club then simply download the Strava app on your smartphone via the App Store.
Once you've set up your own personal account, follow these steps to find us:
• Select the "Explore" tab at the bottom of the screen
• Next, select "Clubs" at the top of the screen
• Use the search bar to find "Northampton Town FC Running Club
• Finally, click "Join" and you'll be part of team!
If you have any questions relating to the club then please email us via firstname.lastname@example.org