Beginners’ group for Petersfield and Horndean women who want to run

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LADIES are being urged to lace up their trainers and join in a new running group for women only.

The beginners’ running groups are starting in Petersfield and Horndean this month in a bid to help women lose weight and get fit.

Runners will take part in a 10-week programme to fight the flab, with the option to continue running with the ongoing improver running groups that take place every week.

Both teams are led by qualified UK Athletics running coaches, Jan Bull and Tiffany Eneas.

Louise Christie, active lifestyle co-ordinator at East Hampshire District Council, said: ‘Running is not only a great way to get fit and lose weight, but is also a nice way to meet other women with the same interest.’

Sessions are available from Monday to Thursday evenings at various locations. The 10-week beginners’ course costs £20 and the improver runs cost £2 each.

For more information, call Jan on 07979 503811 or Tiffany on 07967 257553.