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Point Cook Community Running Group When my wife and I moved to Point Cook four years ago, we took a few things for granted; coffee shops, restaurants and a local running club. Mind you, where we moved from did have an unfair head start, and Point Cook has been quickly catching up. When the new Town Centre was built we were able to tick off two out of three. After much research on the online running forums we came to the realisation that if we wanted a group to run with in Point Cook we would have to start our own! So began the Point Cook Community Running Group; a bit of a mouthful, but we wanted to emphasise that this was a group for anyone wanting to get out and simply run with other like minded people, that is, people who want to get fit and enjoy being outside and active.

Both of us have enjoyed the benefits of having a supportive running group to train with and always felt we would like to give back to running in some way. This seemed like a wonderful way for us to give back to the wider running community and also, we would benefit too, particularly Narin, my wife, who had decided that she would like to begin training for a marathon.

Some are running to lose weight, others to get faster and some are running just because they enjoy it. We encourage runners of all abilities to join us, and the runs are designed to allow runners of any ability to be able to join in. No one should feel like they are not “fit” enough to join. We look forward to seeing some new faces… Nick Harrison

We began by putting up some notices around the Town Centre, and at the Point Cook Library, and also setting up a community page on Facebook back in March of this year. The group has steadily grown over the past six months, and the regular members have been seeing gains in both fitness, and in their enjoyment of running. It is always more fun to do it with a group!

The runs are organised by Nick Harrison. Nick ran in the Athens Olympics (2004), in the marathon. He is now (semi) retired, although still running quite a bit and really enjoying watching the community running group grow.

The idea behind the group is that it is to support running, and as such, the group costs nothing to join, nor is there any kind of membership. It is just a group of people who run together. Each person has their own goals and their own reason to run.

Tuesday: 6.30pm - Out the front of the Point Cook Library Thursday: 6.30pm - Out the front of the Point Cook Library Saturday: 8.00am - The Waterstone Cafe, Sanctuary Lakes

Training times

Community Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Point-CookCommunity-Running-Group/105895096152150 ?sk=wall&filter=2

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Around Point Cook 21  
Around Point Cook 21  

Community newspaper Issue 21, October 2011

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