It’s no surprise that girls often drop shy away from exercise at the age of 14/15, yet it’s one of the hardest times in life that movement could ease. Sadly, the education system in the UK often presents running as a form of punishment. So we wanted to change that reality.
For our first WMN RUN youth project we ran and led workshops with these year 10 girls every week for three months, showing them how running can offer strength, respite and unity. On Wednesday 16th, we organised 45 optional spaces for the Run Through Crystal Palace 5K. Out of that 45, 44 of them CHOSE to run their first 5K and they absolutely loved it. The head of P.E is also now re-writing the curriculum to include running. Little/ big wins!
Photography: Alexia Polis