The Positive Youth Foundation’s Young Leaders braved the cold for a day of marshalling and motivating the resilient runners of the Winter Wolf Run 2017.
A wake up call and a meet up at 7:30am on a rainy Saturday morning in November, saw a group of 15 sleepy faces, made up of staff and PYF young leaders, head over to Stanford Hall in Lutterworth for the winter edition of whats known as the “Best Obstacle Race 2017” (Awarded Gold by The Running Awards).
The race isn’t for the faint hearted, with the Winter Wolf Run seeing thousands of people take on a 10k race through a series of wet, muddy and endurance testing obstacles, designed to push participants to the limit of their endurance.
Our young leaders signed up as hype crew for the day, being tasked to cheer on the participants, lend a helping hand and ensure the race ran safely. Armed with a pack of high-vis jackets, a set of walkie talkies and of course, a packed lunch each, they split into smaller teams and were based around the course at different obstacles.
A day that started stood in a field, shivering in the rain during a safety briefing, ended full of positivity, energy and muddy, well, everything! The young leaders used their confidence, resilience and communication skills to encourage participants as well as engage in professional conversations with the coordinators and facilitators of the renowned event.
Spending a day at an event that tests the endurance and strength of character of all involved has inspired many of the group to want to take part in the obstacle race itself.
PYF staff are always filled with pride that our young leaders, are always willing to give their time freely and with few questions asked to support and engage in personal development. A standing ovation for the future leaders of our city!