Sawtry Walk To Run became a fully affiliated England Athletics Running Club in June 2018 having started out as a Run Together Group through which we still run our free beginners programmes.
We started out as a small group aimed at beginners with the aim to bring new people to running to improve their physical and mental health. However, it soon became apparent that there was a clear need for Sawtry to have its own running club and its organic growth now means we have over 100 Club members of all abilities from 6 minute milers to those Jeffing (run/walking) and those who simply want to run for fitness and fun.
We have a full committee, a qualified coach, 11 Leaders in Running Fitness and 4 Mental Health Champions.
We get involved in community events such as Sawtry Sport 4 All (a free community sports day) and fundraising activities such as our own charity Santa Run. We also help/fundraise for other local organisations such the Sawtry British Legion, CPSL Mind and the Round Table when they bring Santa to Sawtry.
We are also very involved in the local running community and do a ‘parkrun takeover’ twice a year at Ferry Meadows parkrun as well as volunteer at various events. In September 2020, we were due to put on our first official race – The Sawtry 10 Mile – bit sadly this was not possible due to Covid restrictions. It looks likely we will now do this in September 2022.
Currently we meet at:
St Judiths on Sundays 9am
Sawtry Academy Leisure on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 7.15pm
Whether you have been running for many years or if you want to run but think you can’t, you are very welcome to join us. There is a place for all abilities, no matter what your starting point.