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 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 3 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 as 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.