Welcome to Moving Mums; a fantastic project that gives women across Hertfordshire the chance to take part in physical activity (mostly running) at the school gates. The focus is on convenient, easy to access activity sessions, organised by trained leaders, and are free. Working with primary schools and community groups across the county the project supports This Girl Can, Sport England’s national campaign to increase participation in sport and physical activity by women and girls.
Mums are offered the chance to gain skills through training and qualifications that will support them to engage with their local community or progress back into employment. Once trained they set up and lead Moving Mums running and other activity groups in their local communities.
Moving Mums highlights
London’s Winter Run
On Sunday 5th February, a record 16,500 runners took to the closed streets of central London to take part in the annual Cancer Research UK London Winter Run, hailed as the capitals largest 10k.
Joining the thousands of runners on the course were 20 Moving Mums runners from Hertfordshire (pictured below). Winter themed entertainment was provided throughout including a ‘Penguin Party’, a Swiss themed water station and live music on the course. Rewards for those who finished included an intricately designed winter medal and a hug from a team of ‘polar bears’ as they crossed the line.
Moving Mums Celebration Event!
As part of This Girl Can in Herts Week 2016, HSP supported 14 Moving Mums teams, that’s 56 runners, to enter the Hertfordshire Relay Run, held in June 2016 at Hartham Common in Hertford.
All of the runners had been encouraged to start running at local and friendly sessions at their children’s school gates; either after morning drop off or before the afternoon collection. Celebration prosecco and cake recognised the commitment and achievements of the participating Moving Mums, and the success of the project so far.
Making the news!
Sky Sports filmed a session at Park Street C of E Primary School and Nursery, which broadcast on their SportsWomen programme.