A NEW scheme designed to make running accessible for all is coming to Thornaby and Norton.
'Run in England' is organised by England Athletics and supported by Stockton Council. The initiative aims to create running groups within communities, workplaces and schools to encourage, support and guide beginner runners and recreational runners who run or walk for fitness.
Working in partnership with clubs and communities 'Run in England' groups provide a welcoming social environment for male and female beginner runners in which people of all shapes, sizes and fitness levels can participate in running to improve their health and well-being.
The beginners course costs £40 - £20 annual membership to 'Run in England', and £20 up-front subs for the 10-week course.
The groups are lead by experienced leaders who are fully qualified and insured. Group members will also be covered by public liability insurance as part of their 'Run in England' membership package.
Enrolment for the Thornaby group takes place on Wednesday, 13 January, 5-6pm at Thornaby Pavilion. Drop in at any time to meet Melanie Preston, the group leader, complete the paperwork and make a payment. Running starts the following week from Thornaby Pavilion, Wednesday, 20 at 6pm. For more information contact Melanie on 07824430784 or e-mail [email protected]
If you are interested in the Norton group enrolment takes place on Tuesday, 19 January, 6-7pm at Daisy Chain, Calf Fallow Farm, Norton. Come along to meet Nathan Money, the group leader, complete the paperwork and make a payment. Running starts the following week from Daisy Chain, Tuesday 26 January at 6pm. For more information on the Norton group please contact Nathan on (01642) 531248 or e-mail [email protected]
For more information on 'Run in England' see www.runinengland.co.uk