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, 2 qualified coaches, 9 Leader in Running Fitness, a qualified guide runner and 3 Mental Health Champions.
We are part of EA’s #RunandTalk campaign which aims to promote mental well being through running -more details on our Mental Health page – and we get involved in community events such as Sawtry Sport 4 All and fundraising activities such as our Santa Run which raised over £1000 for Hunts Community Cancer Network, collecting donations for the local food bank, raising money for CPSL MIND through our #runandtalk events and helping the Round Table bring Santa to Sawtry and raise money for local causes.
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.
The fee to join to the Club is £20 per year (£10 if you join after October) 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 EA registered athlete.
Currently we meet at various location round the village at:
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.