Stevenage FC Foundation 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 lock down.
Created initially as a “Virtual Running Club”, allowing fans and people in our local community to join our group on the popular fitness tracking app Strava and search for “Stevenage 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 Foundation team as well as Stadium Announcer and qualified running coach Jay Drackford who is delighted with the launch of the club:
We’ve already got 27 people in the group sharing runs and other activity that they’re getting up to whilst we’re in lock down. It’s been great to see everyone supporting each other and between them, they’ve already racked up 137 km worth of activity
Foundation Healthy Lifestyles Manager, Hannah Marsh added:
It’s been amazing to see how many people are out each day and exercising their way through this period of lock down. The running club is a way to give people that sense of community and feeling part of something whilst taking part in an individual activity and it’s great to see people really getting into the habit of exercise
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 Foundation is doing in other parts of the local community with the Community Kitchen, Upfront Team and other projects earmarked for initial support.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
If you’d like to get involved in the Stevenage FC 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 “Stevenage FC Running Club
- Finally, click “Join” and you’ll be part of team!