Ben Feld is a fabulous coach and support for Rejoov Runners. He helps coach the junior runners with Greta & Chris and also helps with some of the senior sessions too.
“I love jogging and been running for quite a few years now. I have run in the most historical, and some of the most interesting countries, mountains and coastlines. It has been the best way to keep fit and slow down the ageing process. On top of everything it keeps me happy, and happy to see other people having a go. It does not matter how slow you run. A slow run could be a fast run for somebody starting out.
I hope to give encouragement to all who want to improve their lifestyle. I only discovered Rejoov through my sister, Lisa just before turning 50 after returning from years away. I had no idea what a 5 minute km pace was all about. After turning 50 , I went back overseas and now returned and trying to chew up some serious km. Now I am 52 and have completed over 12 Parkruns where I hold the age group record for most of the locations visited. I can run a hard park run course with twists, hills and pedestrians in around 17:20. I completed a my first timed 10km run last year (2018) in 37:20. I then ran my first city to surf (2018) in 52:29.
Interval training at Rejoov has been sensational. It brings out the competitive edge in you and pushes you to places you never though you could be at. I have joined in the sessions and been around some incredible people who don’t give up. I have been helping out Greta and Chris with the Rejoov children sessions after getting a level 1 certificate with Athletics Australia. The only thing the children need to bring to our kid’s sessions are their two feet and a smile. Teaching kids from a young age the importance of sport will be the best investment you will be making. Kids who run and keep active will use this positivity in other activities they perform including learning at school and giving them the confidence in making good decisions on friends they choose.
I am aiming to do more events in the near future and most importantly run for fun.