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Stockton Council helps women and girls run with confidence

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

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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 beginners’ sessions for women and girls interested in running to get fit or meet people with similar interests. During the ‘Ladies Active’ sessions, participants will be taught a variety of different techniques and skills to help them achieve different running distances. The course is designed for women who have no running experience and will include ‘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 guidance and support to help you on your way. Information sessions for the three groups will be held in the coming week.

Ingleby Barwick Beginners run on a Tuesday at 5.45pm starting from Bannatynes Leisure Centre, Myton Road, TS17 0WA. The first session starts on 30 September. The information session for this group will held on Tuesday 23 September at 6pm at Bannatynes Leisure Centre.

Billingham Beginners run on a Wednesday at 6pm starting from Northfield Sportsdrome, Thames Road, Billingham TS22 5EG. The first session starts on 1 October. The information session for this group will held on Wednesday 24 September at 6pm at Northfield Sportsdrome.

Hartburn Beginners run on a Thursday at 6pm starting from the Parkwood Hotel, Darlington Road, Stockton, TS18 5ER. The first session starts on 2 October. The information session for this group will be held on Thursday, 25 September at 6pm, Parkwood Hotel. T

he sessions are suitable for girls aged 12 years and over but under 16s should be accompanied by an adult. For more information, contact Vicky Fawcett, Leisure & Sports Development Officer, Stockton Council on (01642) 524816 or email

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