Motivational support for participants in races.
The Pink & Blues team offer motivational support to participants in races, normally at points where they may be struggling and where they may benefit from a little encouragement to keep going. This is typically towards the end of a race. The team base themselves at around mile 11-12 for a half marathon or mile 24-25 for a marathon, at the point where energies fade and a little boost can make all the difference. The Pink & Blues team simply run/walk beside someone who is struggling and chat and encourage them to carry on. It is a really simple gesture but one that can make all the difference to someone’s experience of achieving their end goal. The Pink & Blues support doesn’t extend to the finish line – that glory is for the individual to enjoy. The Pink & Blues simply help them get closer to their end goal.
The Pink & Blues team are also invaluable in shorter distance events but where participants may be very new to running e.g. Race for Life 10k events, back markers in children’s fun run races.
If you are a member of Fitmums and Friends and would like to join the Pink & Blues team then just let us know. All you need is a reasonable level of fitness – you can pick your event according to your ability, and you need to enjoy chatting and supporting participants whom you may not know.
If you are an event organiser and would like to chat about having a team of Pink & Blues at your event please contact email@example.com
A strong ethos of support exists within Fitmums and Friends, one which specifically encourages and nurtures complete beginners to enjoy being active. This spirit is not just reserved for adult sessions. In our junior sessions Coaches also encourage children to be supportive of one another. We find they really enjoy looking after others who are less confident in their abilities to be active and this has developed in recent years to creating a team of Teen Angels who offer support at lower distance events. Just like our adult Pink & Blues team they run/walk alongside anyone in need of support. They find this role extremely rewarding and of course the people they help are so grateful for their amazing encouragement.
If you are a member of Fitmums and Friends and would like to join the Teen Angels team then just let us know.
If you are an event organiser and would like to chat about having a team of Teen Angels at your event please contact firstname.lastname@example.org