A new running club is looking forward to giving people another avenue to take part in a healthy social activity.
Victory Runners Incorporated is a group formed for runners and walkers of all ages and of all abilities.
From the super fast to the steady jogger, contented plodder and complete beginner – the club hopes to encourage more people to take part in a healthy activity.
Victory Runners will be holding an open/sign up day on Sunday March 18 from 10am at Willandra.
The group, once it starts, will be holding its running and walking events each Sunday.
The significance of choosing the name is based on a dictionary meaning for victory which is: ‘success in any contest or struggle which involves overcoming obstacles’.
The mission of Victory Runners is primarily to encourage and support members to achieve personal goals, which for each individual can be considered a personal victory.
These goals may range from consistent performances, steady improvements, to overcoming an obstacle or several obstacles along the way.
These obstacles could vary from complacency to a large range of adversities that people are facing today.
Karlee Symonds, a 15-year-old vision impaired athlete, is keen to join Victory Runners in order to compete in running events in the AWD category.
The objectives of the club is to promote running and walking as a healthy, affordable, inclusive recreational activity within the local community of the Shoalhaven district and beyond.
The club will organise a variety of events and competitions that will attract interest and participation from families and individuals in a safe and sociable atmosphere.
It aims to offer members access to weekly group training sessions.
The club hopes to encourage individual or team representation at local, state, national and international running events if applicable.
Victory Runners hopes its members will build lasting relationships and friendships through social events.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 4446 0226.