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Peterlee Running Club sees rise in membership following lifting of lockdown restrictions

Sep 3, 2020 | Leisure & Lifestyle

A local running club is calling on people to continue to keep fit and active after seeing a rise in numbers post-lockdown.

Peterlee Running Club, which was formed in 2013 by trained coach David Ferguson, is open to people of all ages and running abilities and meets throughout the week at Peterlee Pavilion.

Following the lifting of the four-month lockdown the club has seen its membership rise rapidly to 90, with many people who wouldn’t otherwise think about running choosing to take it up as a way of keeping active.

Lindsay Wood, a committee member at the club, said: “There has been so many people who have started running, especially during lockdown when social activities and getting out and about was impossible.

“Running is such a good way of keeping your mind and body fit and active, but it isn’t just about being a good runner – people of all levels can take it up and our membership is very diverse.

“Now we’re out of lockdown it’s fantastic to see how many people have joined our club and we’re encouraging everyone to keep it up. We’d also love to welcome new members who are thinking about taking up running – we’re a friendly bunch and make everyone welcome.”

On a Monday evening the club splits into small groups to run, including a group for beginners.

If you’re interested in joining the club, https://www.facebook.com/RunPeterlee/