A running club at Greenfield School has proven to be a great success, with eager mums pounding the pavement in the name of the school and to support their PTA.
A group of mums from Greenfield School have been pounding the pavement in the name of healthy living, whilst raising funds for the school.
Greenfield parent and qualified running instructor, Zoe Phillips, founded the “Jog with FroGS” club in April 2017 and her first group of mums managed their 5k run at the Woking Park Run on Saturday 1st July.
The first intake trained for 10 weeks, from April to July, and went from running for just 1 minute to 30 minutes by the end of the course. They followed a plan of one weekly session together and each runner completed two homework runs.
Mrs Phillips said, “Some of the members had never jogged before and so the sense of achievement at completing the 5k was huge; plus new friendships have been formed and they are now asking how to improve further! It has been an amazing experience all-round.”
The proceeds from the 10 week course go entirely to school’s PTA. The Friends of Greenfield School, known as FroGS, host lots of fundraising events throughout the school year and play a vital role in the communication between home and school. The money raised by FroGS is used to fund or partially fund equipment, facilities and initiatives at the school.
The group has been so successful that the Autumn Term will see the return of the couch to 5k group and a new intermediate group for those who want to progress with their running. The groups will aim to be at the Woking Park Run in November to put their training to the test!
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