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Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Stockton Council helps women run with confidence

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Women across Stockton Borough are being encouraged to take on a new challenge and give running a try.

Stockton Council’s Leisure and Sports Development team is offering a programme of sessions including a 10 week, women only course for beginners.

During the course, participants will be taught a variety of different techniques and skills to help them achieve running distances of up to three miles. The course is designed for women who have no running experience and will include four ‘Run With Confidence’ sessions to support participants and build confidence as they progress.

Whether you’re a total beginner or just want to increase your speed and stamina, the Council will also be offering a variety of additional shorter sessions with expert tutors to help you on your way.

Participants will have the choice of training to run up to one, two or three miles in locations across the Borough.

Enrolment for each course will take place at Latte da Café, Silver Street, Stockton on the following dates:

  • 10 week beginner course:
    Enrolment: 6pm, Wednesday 29 January
    Start date and location: 5 February in Billingham
  • 1 mile group
    Enrolment: 10am, Saturday 8 February
    Start Date and location: 15 February in Wynyard
  • 2 mile group
    Enrolment Date: 12pm, Wednesday 29 January
    Start date and location: 6 February at Stockton Barrage
  • 3 mile group
    Enrolment: 6pm, Monday 3 March
    Start date and location: 10 March in Ingleby Barwick

All courses are free of charge and suitable for ages 12 and above.

Councillor Ken Dixon, Stockton Council’s Cabinet Member for Arts, Leisure and Culture, said: “It can be really daunting to try running for the first time but these sessions will help people start slowly and work towards an achievable goal. There will be plenty of support from other group members and leaders so I hope lots of women take up the offer to try something new.”

The running courses are part of a wider activity programme aimed at women who would like to learn a new sport, get fit or meet people with similar interests.

For more information, contact Vicky Fawcett, Leisure & Sports Development Officer, on (01642) 524816 or email [email protected]