As of June 2018, Sawtry Walk To Run became a fully affiliated England Athletics Running Club. However, we still run our free beginners programmes through our award winning Run Together Group.
We started out as a super friendly Run Together group set up in October 2017 by Group Leader Nona who completed her Leadership In Running Fitness (LiRF) qualification with England Athletics. As someone who had never run, Nona used running to help her lose 5 stone. She always thought running was not for her but actually she found out running is for everyone and this was her motivation to set up a beginners group to help get people fitter and healthier – physically and mentally. Although originally aimed at beginners, there was clearly a need for Sawtry to have its own running club and there are now over 100 Club members of all abilities.
We have a full committee, 2 qualified coaches, 9 LiRFs and a qualified guide runner.
The fee to join to the Club is £20 per year (£10 if you join after October 1) and after this, all run sessions are free. For those who enjoy entering races, you can pay an additional £15 which we pass on to England Athletics so you can become an affiliated athlete giving you a range of benefits including discounted race entries.
Currently we meet at:
St Judiths in Sawtry on Sundays 8.30am
on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 7.15pm
If you want to run but think you can’t, you are as welcome to join us as those who have been running for many years. There is a place for all abilities, no matter what your starting point.