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Nantwich Running Club Members Enjoy the Run Up to Christmas

Article: Jonathan White
Photographs: Supplied with permission by Nantwich Running Club

Nantwich Running Club members dressed up in festive costumes for a ‘Mince Pie Run’ on Monday 13th December 2021. 

After their usual 60 minute training session around Nantwich, members enjoyed mince pies donated by Chatwins Bakery and a range of homemade cakes baked by members. 

There were numerous fabulous costumes on display including Elves, Christmas Fairies and of course, Santa himself paid a flying visit. 

If required, hi-vis kit was worn over the costumes and headlights were used to ensure safety in the dark. 

Nantwich Running Club was launched in March this year by Willaston runner Mike Stevens and now has nearly 350 members.

The club meets at Nantwich Town Football Club and members train in small groups of 10 people for up to 60 minutes every Monday and Wednesday evening at 6.30pm.

There are 10 chatty pace groups, each supported by a Run Leader, who follows an organised route ranging in distance from three to seven miles each session.

The club offers people new to running in groups the opportunity to join two free taster sessions before deciding to join.

An exciting initiative for the club in the New Year is the launch of a “Couch To 5K” programme on Saturday 8th January 2022 and the following eight Saturdays. The programme takes people who have little or no running experience through a series of 30 minute walking and jogging sessions designed to improve personal fitness and general health & wellbeing. 

Mike Stevens, Founder of Nantwich Running Club, said: “The club has created a strong base of social, chatty runners from around the area. It’s fantastic to see so many people making new friends and enjoying the numerous benefits that running in groups can realise.”

For further information see Nantwich Running Club.