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Running Club - In partnership with active parks

Address details
Organisation Boathouse Runners
Address Handsworth Park
B20 2BY

We are working closely with Active Parks through ParkLives and Run England to provide support to get the local community healthy and active. We have a running group called The Boathouse Runners which meets at 8.30am and 10am on Sundays in Handsworth Park, which is led by our UK Athletics Run Leaders Tonia Clark, John Clinton and Tony Hayes. We meet by the Boathouse, located by the Hamstead Road entrance to the park. Details are below. If you would like more information you can sign up for our fortnightly email newsletter below or you can email If you want to join us for the first time, it will help speed things up if you could print this form on our website ( to fill in and bring along with you. Don't worry if you can't, we always have copies and the first time you come will be the only time you have to fill anything out.

The running group is free and open to all. If you have not run before it is the ideal way to get started. Our supportive Run Leaders will give you the advice and support to ensure you run to enjoy it and get fit. The motto is: if it hurts, you're not doing it right, and we can help. We aim to make running an enjoyable and social way to improve your fitness, health and wellbeing.

There are many likeminded groups starting up all around the UK, and we will try to bring you details of them as we find them ourselves. Especially if you are not in the area surrounding Handsworth Park. Stay posted, or email the address above to tell us where you are and we can find a running group for you. If you are an absolute beginner to running, you will not be alone with us. Already we have met so many people who have come along for the first time and said something along the lines of "I only walk" and they have all left after happily and gradually (without the use of force) building up short runs combined with walking around the lovely, flat paths around the lake. All you need is comfy clothes, a positive attitude and a touch of bravery just to get through the new. You will be taking a big step but you will be doing so with new friends who know how you feel, because we've all been there ourselves.

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Categories Exercise, sport & recreation
Gender both
Quality standards

Last updated: Jun 6, 2018 12:03

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