Initiative is launched to aid runners

A new initiative is being launched to encourage more adults to lead a healthy lifestyle through an innovative recreational running strategy.

Delivered by Active Northumberland, in partnership with Sport England and England Athletics, a new weekly running group is bein g established at Newbiggin Sports and Community Centre.

The sessions run on a Wednesday at 5.30pm and are open to all, with a specific target towards those who are new to running and wish to raise their fitness levels.

Sam Moore, Active Northumberland sports activator, said: “The new running fitness sessions offer a great opportunity for those who may of previously been apprehensive about running the opportunity to build on their fitness levels and in some cases, raise confidence to continue running more regularly.”

It is also hoped that a 3-2-1 running route can be established which will map out and signpost a route around Newbiggin for locals to do their own running around an established route.

For further information on the Newbiggin-by-the-Sea running initiative, contact Sam Moore on 01670 622223.