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Ribble Valley Borough Council

New Running Group Sets The Pace in Longridge

Published Tuesday 7th May 13

Longridge councillor Rupert Swarbrick and Run Ribble Valley Longridge leader Katie Grayston

Ribble Valley Borough Council is setting the pace with a new health and fitness scheme aimed at beginner runners in Longridge.

The Run Ribble Valley project has seen a network of running groups spring up throughout the borough as part of the nationwide Run England scheme.

The groups, led by trained running leaders, offer novice runners the chance to take part in free weekly runs.

Several groups are setting the pace in Clitheroe and now one is out of the blocks in Longridge.

Ribble Valley Borough Council's head of cultural and leisure services, Chris Hughes, said: "Lead by run leaders trained to cater for all abilities, Run Ribble Valley is a fantastic way to meet people and keep fit.

"Regardless of their age, fitness level, aspiration, or background, residents can take part in Run Ribble Valley and benefit from being a part of a nationwide running community."

Longridge run leader Katie Grayston added: "Running is a cheap way to keep fit, while running in a group is a fantastic social experience and perfect for people who don't want to run on their own."

Run Ribble Valley Longridge will take place on Mondays, from 6.00-7.00pm, leaving from Longridge Civic Hall.

Other Run Ribble Valley groups:

  • Monday, 6.00-7.00pm, Clitheroe Castle (meet Castlegate entrance);
  • Wednesday, 6.00-7.00pm, Whalley Library;
  • Sunday, 9.30-10.30am, Billington (meet Sunnyside Avenue).


Picture: Longridge councillor Rupert Swarbrick and Run Ribble Valley Longridge leader Katie Grayston.