The Comox Valley Road Runners annual Learn to Run Clinic presents an opportunity to commit to an active lifestyle in 2020.
A new addition this year is a power walking group — an excellent choice for walkers or runners.
“That walking is the best thing you can do,” said Louise Reed, a clinic volunteer. “You can do that for a lifetime and not get injured.”
Reed is a Comox Valley sprinter/race walker who recently received an award for 25 years of competing at the 55+ BC Games. She’s preparing to compete in power walking at the World Masters Athletics, July in Toronto.
“I don’t train for the sprints because I don’t want to get injured. I’ve been injury-free for a lot of years now, and the walking is just doing fine. Just keeping me in shape.”
The Learn to Run Clinic starts Saturday, Jan. 18. It runs from 8:30—11 a.m.
Some of the clinic benefits include:
• encouragement and coaching for 10 weeks;
• clinic T-shirt;
• expert advice on fitness-related topics, such as nutrition, or choosing correct footwear;
• meet new friends/run partners;
• increased self-confidence;
• entrance in the final 5-kilometre Fun Run March 21;
• a sense of accomplishment.
Register at www.cvrr.ca, Extreme Runners or at the Lewis Centre. The cost is $50 before Jan. 18, or $55 on Jan. 18.