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New running club launches in East Durham

Oct 6, 2022 | Leisure & Lifestyle

A new running club to encourage people of all ages and abilities to get fit has launched.

East Durham Running Club is based in Easington and is affiliated by England Athletics.

The club has recently seen its first cohort of runners complete the Couch to 5k challenge.

And now it is in the process of launching additional clubs including a buggy running club and further Couch to 5k challenges.

There will also be a kit hub to give those who need it their running kit at no cost, and there will be a special focus on getting people running who have faced barriers, whether that be mental, financial or any other reason.

Jill Bridges is Chairperson and Coach of East Durham Running Club. She said: “We’re open to people of all abilities, but we really want to attract people who are looking to take up running and also new mums who want to get out and about with their little ones.

“We’re also keen to welcome people who may have had personal problems which has perhaps prohibited them from running. We’re a friendly bunch and will help individuals to build up at their own pace.”

East Durham Running Club is running the Couch to 5ks in partnership with East Durham Trust, This Girl Can, Lotto and Sport England.