08/18/2017


When a slow running pace isn't an issue

261 Fearless Clubs offer a unique experience: women a chance to be active and social in a supportive and diverse environment. All abilities and levels of running experience are welcomed together, no matter a participant’s pace. A recent conversation between a club coach and one of her runners proves this point, and makes us realize why what we do matters so much.

A local 261 Club in the US: During their weekly meet run, a runner told her coach how great it was that it didn’t matter how fast or slow any member ran, that all women were included and valued. She recounted a story of joining another running club as she was getting back into running.

She wanted to enjoy her running, albeit at a slower pace than the other members. After a few weeks of running with the group, she realized what they were doing – they were drawing straws to see who would run with her each week. They were choosing who would slow down and keep pace with her, as if it was a chore.  She didn’t feel part of the group and subsequently left.  Her slower pace made her feel unwelcome.

A 261 Fearless Club encourages and supports all members, no matter the pace.  No one is made to feel less welcome because of her speed.  Whether she is a beginning runner or an experienced marathoner, each woman feels fully part of her Club and her extended 261 sisterhood.

Your comment


 


This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.