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Pink ladies on the road to success I


n their distinctive bright pink running kit, the members of women-only running club


UcanJog2 have become a familiar sight in Abbots Langley. So it is fitting that a group from the club took


part this month in one of the village‘s biggest events—the Tough Ten. The club was started a year ago by local Debra


Geard, after friends asked her to ―teach‖ them how to jog. Debra took up the challenge, and made it her


goal to establish the club enough to enter a team of women into the Abbots Langley Tough Ten 5k and 10k races in 2011. Having achieved this – as well as succeeding in


attracting 60 members who turn out to the club‘s weekly running sessions – Debra is delighted. The club welcomes any woman who wants to get moving – regardless of their age or fitness level. Debra said: ―I am so pleased with how the club has grown and how women, who never thought


they had the confidence or ability to jog, are now jogging. It is not just the exercise it is the social aspect as well, jogging as part of a group is motivating and encouraging it is also safe especially with evenings getting dark.‖ UcanJog2 has also turned its hand to


fundraising, most recently raising £120 in July for Luna Petagine, a young girl with cancer who is receiving medical treatment in the US. Back in March, the ladies ran a sponsored 5k


and raised £2,300 toward refurbishment a dedicated room for mothers who suffer a still birth or neo-natal loss at Watford General Hospital. Debra would also like to find mature people


both men and women to start a relaxed and enjoyable walking group. For more about either the walking or jogging


club, email debra@ucanjog2.com, visit www.ucanjog2.com or telephone 07854 859057. by Tori Giglio


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