New club up and running

A NEW running club for beginners and those of mixed ability has started this week.

The club is at North Shields Poly clubhouse at Churchill Playing Fields in Monkseaton and runs from 7pm until 8pm.

It is all part of the ‘Run in England’ scheme which is aimed at newcomers, or anyone who has not put their tracksuit and trainers on for many years.

The scheme is backed by England Athletics and organised by the successful Women’s Running Network, which has more than 3,000 lady members nationwide.

Now their aims have widened to include mixed sex groups, schools, workplace and families.

Everyone is welcome to join up, whatever age, size or ability, and a fully trained group leader will make sure that members are well looked after and have lots of fun.

The joining fee is £20, which includes a one year membership with England Athletics, a free T-shirt, water bottle and running log book, plus discounts at running shops and discounts on race entries. Plus £2 a session.

Anyone who would like to give it a go should contact group leader Leah Davison on 07786 067075 or alternatively e-mail