Beckton runner wants to help others get fit on the go

Nadia Shah

Nadia Shah - Credit: Archant

University worker Nadia Shah is chasing the Olympic legacy with a new fitness programme.

The Beckton resident has teamed up with England Athletics to show the way to a happier and healthier lifestyle by running more regularly with the Couch to 5km programme.

Nadia said having a good run “creates an aspiration buzz” to get yourself motivated with your fitness.

She added: “There’s a great sense of achievement when you’ve done a good run, you feel good and others around you share the sense of achievement.

“They get motivated to set health goals, get to the gym, and get fit.”


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Nadia works at UEL’s academic register department.

A keen runner and member of East End Road Runners, she was invited to lead this new programme after organising two successful community runs around Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on behalf of restaurant Shake Shack, Westfield Stratford City.

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“Shake Shack is one of my favourite places to eat, so I happily got involved, and even got some free food,” she says.

“England Athletics got back in touch, asking if I’d be interested to lead this new Couch to 5km group, and I jumped at the chance.”

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