Get fit by joining 10 week Whittlesey running group for beginners

The start of last year's Great Eastern Run
The start of last year's Great Eastern Run
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A 10 week running course for beginners starts in Whittlesey this evening (Monday).

Following successful programmes in 2016, 2017 and 2018, the course returns again this year.

Even those who have not touched a running shoe in years are encouraged to take part in the structured programme to reach the goal of running 5k by the end of the 10 weeks.

The adults only group is meeting this evening at the Manor Leisure Centre in Station Road, Whittlesey, from 7pm (6.45pm to register).

Runners from previous years are invited to return.

More information can be found on the Facebook page.

Meanwhile, a series of free lunchtime running sessions are taking place in the city centre until July.

The runs will leave the Embankment Athletics Track, in Bishop’s Road, every Wednesday until July 3. Everyone is welcome to attend and all abilities will be catered for.

The sessions take place from noon to 1pm and are overseen by a fully qualified England Athletics endurance coach.

There is no need to book in advance, just simply turn up with your trainers and running clothes.

Changing facilities and showers will be available at the athletics track and for further information you can email

The free sessions will help runners gear up for the Perkins Great Eastern Run on Sunday, October 13. Entry for the half marathon and Anna’s Hope 5km fun run are now open at