Festival of running…

From Sunday 17th to Sunday 24th March 2019 the people of Coventry came out for the Festival of Running which included the Children’s Mile, Toddler Dash, 5k and Coventry Half Marathon. This year’s event was bigger and better as Coventry is the European City of Sport for 2019.

The children were up first on Sunday 17th March for the Children’s Mile. Over 2000 children and their parents descended on the War Memorial Park which was organised by the team from CV Life. All the children looked amazing in their different coloured t-shirts and it was great to see so many getting involved. JD from Free Radio entertained the crowds and Carl Baker (former Coventry City Football player) started the race. Lots of fun was had by all and all the children were very pleased with their medals at the end.

The following weekend it was the turn of the adults. Our very own Jo Brooks ran the Coventry Half with her husband Mick for Breast Cancer Care. Jo ran a brilliant race achieving a PB and raised x for a fantastic charity.

And then finally it was the new 5k race which saw #Covhour regulars Central Galaxy Trampoline Club entering a team of over 20 racers who were all raising much need funds for new equipment.

The Festival of Running was a fantastic way to celebrate Coventry being European City of Sport in 2019, well done to all involved.

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#Covhour was started on 22nd August 2013 and was the first online networking hour for Coventry.  It was set up with the aim to help local businesses to connect, to share information and to support each other.  Now with a community of more than 10,500 followers in less than four years, we can safely say that this has been achieved!   


The unique thing about this online networking group is that it was started by a local Coventry woman Joanne Brooks and unlike most other groups she does not run her own business she is employed by a business in the City.  When asked about the reason she started #Covhour Joanne replied "I enjoy connecting people and I am so proud of the city having lived here all my life, that I wanted to do my bit and to give something back.  I have met so many wonderful people through #Covhour and although it is a big commitment running the networking hour every week, I just love it!"  

Joanne continues to host #Covhour every Thursday between 8 pm and 9 pm and so why not join in this Thursday? 

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