May I suggest that we start a petition / campaign to get the C25k plan into schools and colleges? Even to promote it to a wider audience would be so amazing.
After reading all the positive blogs and comments on this forum, we know that the plan works and we know it can help people. Not only does it improve general fitness, it can weight loss and, most importantly, it provides untold mental happiness. The sense of achievement is just amazing!
Some members have mentioned that their children have decided to follow the plan alongside them, either as moral support or to increase their own fitness. How lovely to have your child want to spend time with you, of their own free will - teenagers especially!
As most of you know, unless you are a naturally sporty person, PE at school is horrible. Imagine the number of fake notes written in order to get out of PE by pupils! The plan is only 9 weeks long and each run lasts only 30 mins - plenty of time for a PE lesson surely?
Think how the plan could help our children to be fitter and more healthy. As many of you know, child obesity is on the increase. As it's a running plan, no special equipment is necessary and so schools / colleges wouldn't have to break the bank to start doing it.
If the school / college situation is not feasible, we should at least try to make more people aware of the plan. I'm sure I read a post / comment once from a GP who had no idea the NHS had such a plan. Imagine that! A GP who did not know about a simple, and I think safe way to improve fitness / lose weight. The mind boggles!
So I think that we all (graduates and newbies), owe it to the people to spread the wonderful word of the C25K plan. Get Britain running!
Lovely Laura for PRESIDENT!!!