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0-5 km Running for Beginners (Block 1)

This 0-5 km running course will help those who have never run, or who have gotten out of the habit for whatever reason. It will be in Eastville Park, and is broken into two 6 week periods. Instead of just following an app by yourself, this will be in a group with a supportive atmosphere. We will have fun! After the last session we will celebrate by doing the Eastville Parkrun together.

The course will be lead by Zoe Banks Gross:

"I’ve come to fitness instruction via a meandering path: when I started a family cycling group in 2014, I also undertook the Local Health Champion Training and became aware of the health inequalities in Bristol. I became a cycle instructor so that I could teach women who didn’t learn how to cycle as kids. It surprised me how much I enjoyed this, and then I completed the Community Sports Leadership Award and began to lead Couch to 5 km running groups, which I did 3 or 4 times per year until Covid hit. Although I am not into competitive running, I really enjoy running regularly and sharing my love of it with others. Recently I completed my Fitness Instructor qualification and I’m adding more of these feathers to my hat. Spending time in greenspace, running, cycling or doing other activities like HIIT, helps me stay physically and mentally fit. Being part of others journey to being more physically active brings me joy."