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 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 delivers strength training as well as the run training. Kevin joined the leadership team after completing both the initial beginners running programme and his own Leadership qualification and now Nib, Darren, Andrea and Jonathan have all completed their LiRF. Nib is the Club Coach and brings his many years of experience to the role and is part way through his formal coaching training. In addition to the core Leadership Team, Gemma is a qualified guide runner.
We are also now part of EA’s #RunandTalk campaign which aims to promote mental well being through running. More details on this on our Mental Health page.
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 9.30am
The Greystones, Sawtry 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.