Saturday, 9 July 2016

EXCITING THINGS ARE ON THE WAY (Part 2)

Hello again Llandrindod people!


I hope you enjoyed part 1. Here's part 2 of my blog posts explaining all the exciting things that are going to be happening with this llandrindodlife initiative
 

llandrindodlife children's running group


Most of you reading this will know I'm an international runner, having run for Wales and Great Britain. I still have many many hopes and dreams of what I want to achieve in the sport but I would not have got where I am today if it wasn't for the town of Llandrindod Wells and the people within the community who have helped me along my journey. 

I believe now it is time to start giving back to the town. Time to start giving back to the sport and to help to inspire others to become involved in running.

I will be starting a running group for the children of Llandrindod Wells and the surrounding area. I want to help children discover their love for running like I did when I was younger. 

The sessions will be open for children age eight and over and will run every Wednesday evening 4pm-5pm meeting at the lake on the grass behind the cafe. The first session will begin on 27th July. There's no need to book, just turn up. 

The sessions will cost £2 per child and will include a range of fun games, relays, lots of running and a chance for children to build friendships whilst having fun. 

I hope children will come along to have fun and be inspired no matter what their ability. 

Look out for posters around the town. I am looking forward to helping more children in Llandrindod Wells become involved with running. 

 

llandrindodlife social runs, training sessions, workshops etc...   

 

This one is more for the adults of the town but children are welcome along too. (Providing they are accompanied and supervised at all times by an adult) I know there are lots of runners in the community and it's great to see local club runners out training. I would love to share my knowledge of running and experience in the sport with the community

I am going to be doing this through one off training sessions, social runs, some specific work shops and lots more exciting things. Everyone and anyone will be welcome and I look forward to helping to get even more of the community running. 

Some of these runs and sessions will be entirely free, however donations towards my running career will be gratefully accepted. (Look out for the yellow donation box!) Others will be formally structured and will carry a small charge. 


To kick this all off, there will be a llandrindodlife social run on Saturday 6th August which will be approximately 7/8 miles. 

Meet at the Bandstand on Temple Gardens for a 3pm start

The route will be both on road and off road so I advise some sort of trail shoe. There will be uphills, there will be downhills and there may even be some mud too!

The aim is that we all have fun running in the stunning natural area around the town. It is not a race; there is no competition. Everyone will be there to enjoy themselves, meet new people and socialise. I hope as many people as possible will join me and I look forward to running with you all. 

Look out for more information about events like this around the town and on social media in the near future! I have lots of ideas planned and can not wait to get started!

llandrindodlife Facebook page  

 

So seeing as all this is kicking off rather nicely, I thought it was about time I made a Facebook page to help promote the blogs, to help notify people of the next running session, event, workshop etc. and also to help promote other events in the town. 

If you could go and give this page a 'like', thumbs up or whatever you want to call it, that would be great.

The llandrindodlife social runs, workshops, training sessions etc will be created as an event on this page so keep your eyes peeled. I will also blog about each event and there will be posters around the town to help get the message out there

If you are organising an event within the town, please do let me know about it as I will help with the promotion on this blog, on the Facebook page and also on Twitter

If you're a local business, shop, service etc and would like to be featured on the blog, please get in contact! You can read the previous blog post for more details. 

That's all for now. I hope you're all as excited as I am about these developments and I'm looking forward to meeting the community for these events!

If you have any questions, queries or ideas please do not hesitate to get in contact with me. 

Llandrindod Wells – the future of the town is in our hands, I look forward to working with all of you in the local community to enhance #llandrindodlife 

Thursday, 7 July 2016

EXCITING THINGS ARE ON THE WAY (Part 1)

Hello people of Llandrindod!


Long time no blogging from me....

BUT....

My A Level exams are all over (yay!) so I'm back and raring to go in order to get this blog up and running with even more success than before. I want to promote the place I am most passionate about; Llandrindod Wells, my hometown. I hope you will join me along this journey. 

What next?


I first started this blog as a way of helping to promote life in Llandrindod Wells. I wanted to help people realise that Llandrindod has such a strong sense of community and the town has lots that it should be shouting about to the wider area of Powys and beyond. This hasn't changed. 

Llandrindod is a place of happiness. A place where people are happy to live and bring up their children. A place where people are happy to retire and a place for everyone in between. Everyone has a place in Llandrindod Wells. 

A place of outstanding national beauty. A place where the community are not afraid to stand up for what they believe is right and for the greater good of the town. I am proud to stand as a member of this community. 

Local business blog posts


If you have been following this blog previously, you will have seen that I have written blog posts about some businesses and attractions in the town. Check out the blog archive to the right of this post. Through writing these blog posts, I am helping to enhance social relationships and people's knowledge of local businesses and helping to create better community links. 

Over the coming week I will be delivering my llandrindodlife leaflets to the local businesses in the area which detail my vision for the town now and in the coming future. I will also be going to talk to some business, shops and services too. If you are a local business, tourist attraction, service, shop etc and wish to be featured on the blog, please do get in contact. I am really looking forward to writing more blog posts about the businesses, shops and services we are so lucky to have here in Llandrindod so naturally I am eagerly awaiting people's responses. If you would like to get in contact with me, you can email me directly or use the contact form to the right side of this blog post.

I hope this is enough to get you excited about the future of llandrindodlife but if you cleverly noticed in the title... this is only part 1.

Keep your eyes peeled for more news in the form of a blog post over the coming few days. Even if I do say so myself; I am very very excited about the things I'm writing about for part 2 and can't wait to tell you all. 

You'll just have to wait and see...