In 2015 the Zero To Hero programme was conceived with the aim is to help “novice” runners become marathon runners.
To make use of the wealth of experience in the club, we mapped out a beginner to marathon timetable utilising the weekly RR run timetable and local events/races.
We went from wondering if anyone would want to take part to being amazed at the level of interest once we advertised for candidates – eventually matching 33 applicants to 12 willing volunteer mentors from the club and away we went.
The programme was a great success with a brilliant 12 runners ‘graduating’ by completing their marathon – most at the 2016 Milton Keynes Marathon. It’s worth taking a moment to think about that achievement…working your way up from beginner to marathon runner in less that a year is something the graduates should feel very proud about!