Cherwell District Council is inviting newcomers to running to join ‘Banbury Begin To Run’.
Formed off the back of council training, the group offers the chance to maintain or improve fitness in a friendly, social environment.
Earlier this autumn Run Together Cherwell, an organisation set up by the council, and Sport England provided training for 15 volunteer run leaders, some of whom will be hosting the sessions.
Cllr George Reynolds, Cherwell’s deputy leader, said: “The council wants to support people to lead healthier more active lifestyles, and running is an ideal way to achieve that.
“It can improve stamina, strength and cardiovascular health so it’s fantastic from a physical perspective. And by bringing people together as a group, we can also help combat social isolation and foster a sense of friendship and community in our towns.”
‘Banbury Begin To Run’ will meet for the first time on Tuesday 20th November at 10.30am at the entrance to Spiceball Park.
It is a FREE, ladies-only group that will meet twice a week, every Tuesday and Thursday.
A further ten groups are expected to be launched in the new year by leaders trained on this autumn’s course. Further information about these new groups will be available on the council website around the turn of the year.
To find out more, or sign up, please go to the ‘Banbury Begin To Run’ Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/Banbury-Begin-to-Run-103376809679…/
or the ‘Banbury Begin To Run’ website – groups.runtogether.co.uk/BanburyBeginToRun