RUNNERS have dared to bare all for charity.
Members of Warwick and Leamington’s all-female running group Run Like a Girl stripped off for a cheeky calendar to raise money for the Salvation Army and Blue Cross.
Organised by members Caroline Abid and Amy Rehman, the modesty-keeping calendar celebrates real women and real runners of all shapes and sizes.
Mum of two and Jaguar Land Rover engineer Caroline said: “This is a celebration of fit, active women of all abilities, backgrounds, shapes and sizes, but they are all accomplished runners, who run together every week.
“The response from the ladies when asked to be involved was overwhelming and each one of them that took part said they felt empowered and honoured to be part of such a positive thing to not only raise money for charity, but inspire other women to set themselves a new fitness challenge.
Solicitor and mum of one Amy said making the calendar had been great fun.
She told The Observer: “Not only are Run Like A Girl’s ladies great runners with great bodies, they’re setting a good example by continually achieving new sporting goals.
“Most of the women taking part have ran numerous 5km, 10km and half marathon events, with some even completing ultra-marathons, but many were beginner runners little more than a year ago.
“Baring all for two such worthy causes is totally worth two cold mornings spent naked in a field. I can’t wait to see people’s reaction to the calendar.”
Warwickshire-based photographers Emma Lord and Emily Heaviside donated their time and skills to help create the calendar.
The calendar costs £9.99. Email [email protected] to order your copy.
Visit runlikeagirl.org.uk for further details.