Running Society hit big Milestone!

What a run the society is having!! We have hit a big milestone with our first SU Society to 100 members!

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What a run the society is having!! We have hit a big milestone with our first SU Society to 100 members!

The idea of a Running Society started in June 2023 with now Chair, Sophie Wallis who was looking to start a society for casual runs, with nothing too competitive. Sophie had some brilliant ideas and soon formed her committee with Maddy and India. With the committee training all covered, the society was ready to hit the ground running.

They entered stalls at the SU Freshers' Fayre this past September, then the SU ReFreshers' Fayre in January, to promote their society and gain signups. Both stalls ended up being massive successes, helping the society reach this milestone. This is the first society to reach 100 members and we could not be more pleased!




They began by planning 2 runs a week, one from Llandaff campus, and one from Roath Park. The runs went from strength to strength with good numbers turning up week on week, and they now hold regular socials outside of running also. They make sure to keep active on their Instagram, always posting photos and updates about their runs and socials, making sure to keeping their members informed.

They have achieved great success in such a short space of time thanks to their hard work, communication and enthusiasm driven by their dedicated committee which is expanding to ensure that they can continue to grow and maintain the societies momentum.




To celebrate this milestone, the society also hosted a party this past Wednesday at Walkabout Cardiff. "I just wanted to say a huge thank you to all of the members for such a lovely celebration last night. We truly are so lucky to have (over) 100 fabulous people in the society, and last night really highlighted that.. I can’t believe we’ve come this far in just 6 months, the hard work really does pay off!" - Sophie, Running Society Chair. 




Furthermore, the society has worked with bigmoose, the SU’s chosen charity for 2023/24 and took part in the ‘Winter Warmer’ fun run, with some members doing the 5km, others doing the 10km and even some doing the half marathon. In addition, the society are planning on volunteering at Parkrun and other runs in the area, this provides members with lots of skills to add to their CV.

Keeps your eyes peeled for what’s coming up!! They have a team entering the Cardiff Half Marathon on Sunday 6th October 2024, and members entering the Run4Wales 10k at various locations over the summer.

Should you want to get involved in setting up a society please come to the SU office, alternatively if you fancy joining the running society, please visit their webpage.