All local Sale photography provided by Derek Stuart-Cole
Since the beginning of 2017, we have encouraged, coached and inspired hundreds of would-be runners to take their first steps... adults steps... into the world of running.
Our mission is simple - to bring the sport of running to all. Mums, Dads, Grandparents, those with two left feet... we want to take the scariness out of the sport and encourage those, particularly those struggling with health issues, to come along and give it a try. We operate not-for-profit, and any surplus funds are reinvested in the Club, or used to encourage others into the sport of running.
What We've Achieved
Featured on BBC Sport as part of the Greater Manchester 10k coverage 2018, with a film about our club and runner Lisa.
Came runners-up in the National England Athletics Awards for our innovative work with running beginners.
WON the North West regional award from England Athletics for our success helping running beginners.
Appeared on BBC Radio Manchester multiple times as experts on beginner running.
Hosted Sale’s first Santa Dash, raising £1,000 for local charity Stockdales.
Become supporters of the #ThisGirlCan campaign
Received local and European news coverage, including being featured twice in Runner’s World, and also in Women’s Running.
Built this website!
Took on the Gauntlet Games and raised well over £400 for St Ann's Hospice!
Spoken at multiple events about the benefits of getting into running and the link with mental health.
Hosted 'FlipperKeatz', and raised money for The Christie during an epic fundraising weekend!
Acquired funding from Trafford Council for our running bibs and club logo - an essential piece of kit to identify our runners and keep them safe in Winter! We also acquired funding from the Post Office and Tesco in 2018.
WON Club of the Year at the Trafford Sports Awards 2018
WON Coach of the Year (Jane) at the Trafford Sports Awards 2018
WON Coach of the Year (Jane) at the Greater Manchester Sports Awards 2018
Assisted with siting and installing a 24/7 defibrillator at Sale Waterside Plaza for our members and the wider community within Sale, with owner Jane as guardian of the device.
Provided essential self defence classes for our runners annually.
As at March 2019, trained 13 Level 1 Running Coaches, the majority are also first aid qualified. We also now have 3 mental health first aiders, 3 Guide runners, and 1 Level 2 Running Coach (soon to be 2!)
Launched new clubs in Sale, Urmston, Newcastle, Nottingham and Middlesbrough.
Partnered with RunTogether, part of England Athletics
Received discount vouchers from Up and Running, Manchester for our goody bags
Acquired discounts from Tikiboo, local physiotherapists MHL Physio, Claire S Physio, Sale Podiatry and Marix Therapy - exclusive for #MileShyClub members!
Donated all the funds from our Tuesday night sessions from October 2017 to April 2018 to the Mental Health Foundation ahead of club owner Jane's London Marathon attempt!