The Coach Trill team from small towns participated in Boogie the Bridge on Apr. 26 in Kamloops. Forty-six strong! Even more runners came from Clinton.

Living Well – Satisfaction comes from finishing an event

Coach Vicky Trill's monthly column on fitness and nutrition.

Movement is Change, as Jo Berry says, and that is exactly what is happening all over the place.

The RunClub movement has really taken off in our small towns. In March, RunClub began in Ashcroft/Cache Creek with an enthusiastic and dedicated group of people. Each week the club did intervals of  running and walking. RunClubbers did their “playwork” twice a week and then on Saturday mornings did their run/walk intervals with their RunClub friends.

After eight weeks of practice having fun with run, 46 people from our small towns teamed up to run Boogie the Bridge in Kamloops on Apr. 27. Not only did Ashcroft and Cache Creek bring 46 runners to Boogie, but the even smaller town of Clinton brought an astounding 60 people to run! Way to go small towns!We are taking the “small” out of “small town” and we are showing everyone what wellness really is!

Many of those who have joined the running movement have said, “I’m not a runner” but as the practice continues, they realize, “I run, therefore I am a runner!” It doesn’t matter the speed at which you go, it’s just that you go!

Moving and finishing happy was the goal at the Boogie. Some runners did 5 km, some 10 km and others ran 21 km, but all ran happy! For many of the team, this was their first running event and everyone finished and had fun. It’s hard not to have fun when you hear musicians playing music at every kilometre, when random strangers are cheering for you, and fellow runners prod you forward. The energy of it all feels like it pushes you to the finish line!

On June 1 the Lions host their annual charity run, Skip’s Run on the River event right here in Ashcroft. You can register today to run or walk 2.5 km, 5 km or 10 km. Pick up your registration form at any of our schools or at the Ashcroft Bakery. Register before May 15 and get the early bird price! All funds go back into our communities. If you haven’t done a running event before, this is your opportunity! Get your friends and family together and walk, run or run/walk and experience the movement of running!

For more information on Skip’s Run or how to get started today, contact Coach Trill at trills@telus.net or 250 457-7038.

Vicky Trill

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