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Find your nearest 0-5k running group in Bury!

Published On: 29th January 2017

Is 2017 the year you get into running? Well, we’ve got just the thing to help – our FREE 10-week 0-5k running programme, coming to a park near you very soon.

It does what it says on the tin – we’ll help you go from 0 to 5k in 10 weeks thanks to our volunteer run leaders. Pictured above are the 25 beginners who signed up for our first Nuttall Park running programme, and you could be next!

The eight running groups will launch over the coming months, so why not come down and see what it’s all about?

The 10-week running groups are:

  • Nuttall Park, Ramsbottom – Mondays at 12pm (already launched)

  • Clarence Park, Bury – Wednesdays at 1pm (already launched)

  • Burrs Country Park, Bury – Saturdays at 4pm (already launched)

  • Philips Park, Whitefield – Sundays at 11am (already launched)

  • Prestwich Clough – Sundays at 11am (already launched)

  • Burrs Country Park, Bury – Thursdays at 7pm (starts 13th April)

  • Nuttall Park, Ramsbottom – Fridays at 7pm (starts 21st April)

  • Close Park, Radcliffe – Tuesdays at 7pm (starts 2nd May)

Maria Cranston, Active Travel Officer for IWIYW, said: “We’ve designed the 0-5k running programme in a staggered way so people can prepare themselves for taking on the ten weeks at a time and location that suits them.

“It’s a great foundation to start training for the Bury 10k in September, alongside likeminded people who range from complete beginners to runners looking to improve. We were thrilled with the turnout at the first running group at Nuttall Park and hope that once word gets around, we’ll see similar attendances at the others.”

For more information about the running programme and to book a place, please contact Maria Cranston on 0161 253 6396 or m.cranston@bury.gov.uk