Get running in Winchester

Press Release: 21/09/2010

If you’ve been looking for an opportunity to take up running or begin a more active lifestyle, there are a number of Run in England groups in the District which can help.

Whether you are a beginner or have been running for a while, the groups can help you to get fit whilst having fun and making new friends.

The groups are all part of the England Athletics Run in England scheme which has been launched across the country. They are run by qualified Run in England Leaders and for an annual membership of £20, all members receive a T-shirt, water bottle, training log, discounts at local sports shops, and a quarterly newsletter.

Following on from the success of groups in Winchester and Bishops Waltham, new groups will begin on Wednesday 29th September at Winchester Sports Stadium. The Improvers class will take place from 6-7pm and the Beginners class will take place from 7-8pm. The cost of the initial 10 week course is £25.

Cllr Lucille Thomson, Portfolio Holder for Active Communities, said: “I am really pleased to see how quickly these sessions have become so popular. Jogging is an excellent way to keep fit and make new friends."

For further details, or to book a place on any of the courses, please phone Lydia Lockhart on 01962 848725 or email llockhart@winchester.gov.uk