Sawtry Walk To Run is a super friendly Run Together group set up in October 2017 by Group Leader Nona who completed her Leadership In Running Fitness qualification with England Athletics. As someone who had never run since leaving school, 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. Originally aimed at those who thought they couldn’t run, the group now attracts a wide range of runners who meet three times a week every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday.
Nona enlisted the help of Becky, who is now a qualified Personal Trainer, and she leads the 10k Plus group. Kevin joined the leadership team after completing both the initial beginners running programme and his own Leadership qualification. The group is run on an entirely voluntary basis and is lucky enough to have a number of people who are more than happy to help out with the sessions. It couldn’t run without the additional help from Sue (our official Tail Walker) and Tara who work with the groups every single week or any of the other helpers (Andrea, Jonathan, Nib and the Jos) who pitch in and step up when required including Dan, our Social Media Man and Ken our official photographer.
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.