Our run leaders are a really special bunch. Just like you. They are women of all ages, sizes and abilities, at different points on their running journey, just like you. We are so proud of all of them, we'd like you to meet them....
I have always wanted to run. To be called a runner. To stick my fingers up at some horrible memories from school. I started running with ICRc after a summer of C25K, when I came across a Google search of women’s running clubs/ Ipswich. I have never looked back.
The last year and a half with ICRc has been an incredible learning journey for me. One day I can be very self-critical about my abilities and be close to giving it all up. Other days my breathing, my legs and my head are all in sync. I love the feeling of clarity, the headspace and mindset of ‘YES I CAN.’ The bad days are less and less now, which has changed my self-belief tenfold.
I love running now, even on the bad days. These days can be the best for the mental battle as well as the physical. This is why I run. For my mental health. It benefits me physically, but I also run for the peace of my mind.
Being a leader with ICRc is amazing, especially with the beginners’ groups. The thrill of watching these amazing women grow in confidence over the 6 weeks fills me with so much happiness and joy for them. I love seeing anyone develop and learn to believe in themselves.
I love being a part of ICRc and what it has done for me. The women that are involved are EPIC beyond belief and I love it!!!
Angela's big smile and supportive nature can be found at our Ipswich free runs and beginners sessions.
I had never been a runner, or even sporty in any form really, but enjoyed going for a walk.
Both my children are runners and encouraged me to do a few bursts of running when out for a walk, then my daughter suggested I go to ICRc where she is one of the leaders.
My first ever real run was on my 62nd birthday and I knew I'd found the right group of people for me when running up the hill to join the group who had finished, I heard them singing happy birthday.
I went back to basics and enrolled in the first beginners’ group in Debenham.
I was humbled to be asked to join the team of leaders and love seeing the achievements our awesome women go on to make.
I am proof that at any age, size or ability, all this is achievable and the bonus is you meet amazing people and can make genuine friends.
Alison looks after us all and makes sure we're all ok. We would literally fall apart without her wise advise and super warm nature. You can find her mostly at Needham Market, we do try and steal her to help in other locations though. Her loveliness must shared!
I was new to ICRc Felixstowe last October. I used to run but haven’t done so for years, so joined because the thought of ladies only was appealing and felt safe.
The warmth and acceptance I’ve found from these ladies is amazing! Everyone supports each other.
I wanted to run again for my head space. My think time. My time.
If I run, I run. If I want to walk I will, there’s no pressure. Just being outside in the fresh air is amazing and I love it.
Alison helps at Felixstowe with the free runs and beginners. Her super friendly and warm nature always makes you feel welcome and like you've been attending for years!