How it all started……..
In 2012 a post appeared on the Newent Noticeboard Facebook page looking for a running buddy. Before long a small group of strangers became good friends and ran together a couple of times a week, some in the evenings after work whilst others met after the morning school run. During this period Newent Parkrun held its first event in March 2013 and we discovered that there were quite a few runners in the town. Over time the running buddies have grown in number, entered races and fun runs, made good friends and generally had a ball! The time came to be a little more organised with coached training sessions, membership, club kit and so on but we still wanted to maintain our club character of going running with friends. We became affiliated to UK Athletics in April 2014.
So if you are a complete beginner still sat on the couch wary of making the first step, a plodder or a whippet then come join us at Newent Runners. You will be made very welcome. To find out more have a look at this week’s training page which lists our Wednesday coached session along with informal social runs. Pop along to see what we get up to, check us out on Facebook, get in touch using the form on our contact page or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to seeing you!