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Free running to get city fit

Cabinet member for culture David Dagger (right0 and Phil Gibson (Thornes Park Stadium Manager) promoting a new running club for people in Wakefield

Cabinet member for culture David Dagger (right0 and Phil Gibson (Thornes Park Stadium Manager) promoting a new running club for people in Wakefield

A NEW running club has been launched to help make adults healthier.

From tomorrow, people can walk, jog or run routes from Thornes Park as part of a Run England initiative.

The running project aims to get the whole nation involved with exercise and is being backed by Wakefield Council, which has set up the free club.

The first jog will start tomorrow at 9.15am in Thornes Park with UK Athletics coach Danny Milnes.

Mr Milnes said: “If you are over 16 years and want to get active in a friendly and sociable atmosphere then come and join in. It doesn’t matter how fit you are or even if you have never run before.”

Coun David Dagger, Wakefield Council’s cabinet member for sport, said: “These clubs are a good opportunity to exercise in a fun and sociable way. We want to encourage people to maintain a fit and healthy lifestyle and joining clubs like this is a positive step in the right direction.”

The Up and Running sports store on Northgate is also joining in with the campaign and will be starting a running group on Sunday. Meet outside the store at 9.15am.

For more, contact Thornes Park Stadium on 01924 302385 or Up and Running on 01924 200205.

 

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