For the second year in a row, CLC Striders have received Cheltenham's Half Marathon’s Running Club Award. Now the club will play a vital role in promoting the race as organisers look to grow its popularity for runners in the South West.
Brendan Ward, chairman for CLC Striders, said: “We are a club based at the Cheltenham Ladies’ College Sports Centre, and are proud to have been chosen as this year's Club of the Year. CLC Striders is in its eighth year, and is open to runners of all abilities over the age of 18. We provide inspirational and motivational support to our members with a view to helping them to enjoy their running. Whether you are an experienced athlete or a total beginner, CLC Striders offers all members the opportunity to compete and improve.
“If anyone would like to join us for a training session ahead of this year's half marathon, please get in touch via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We currently offer Monday night social runs and Wednesday interval training. New members will be able to speak to our expert coaches and leaders, who will assess fitness and ability to help you to find the most suitable group to run and train with.”
Jamie Warren of GO2 the organisers of Cheltenham's Half Marathon added: “CLC Striders pride themselves on being a club that can help and encourage you to get the most out of your running, whether your interest is running for fun, getting fit, or training for anything from a 5k race to a marathon. These values run in parallel to what we at GO2 promote across all of our races, making for the perfect partnership!
“Running is an activity that anyone can enjoy, and we were impressed by the level of passion and commitment demonstrated by CLC Striders in encouraging wider participation locally. Their drive to grow the running community in Cheltenham is admirable, and they’re certainly a well-deserved holder of both the Running Club Award and now Club of the Year title!”
To enter the race, visit the event website.