News - North West


A first-time Guide Runner's story

Simon Heys was like a lot of other people when it came to sport and exercise; he realised at a certain age that he wasn't doing enough activity and that he should probably start doing something. So he started running. Fast forward 13 years and he still loves running, and wants to help others. Simon attended a Guide Running Workshop at Sportcity and decided to sign up.

BBC School Radio visits Manchester Harriers

On a windy Thursday evening in April the BBC came along to Wythenshawe Athletics Track to film and record some vox pops for School Radio. Debbie Beresford from Manchester Harriers AC was happy to get involved.

LiRF leader and Guide Runner completes 100 marathons

Gillian Verdin from Liverpool has become the youngest women to run 100 marathons! Not only this but she shares her passion for running as a trained Guide Runner after attending one of England Athletics' Sight Loss Awareness and Guide Running Workshops, and she's also qualified as a Leader in Running Fitness (LiRF).

500 runners enjoy Speke Hall National Trust Night Run

The Night Run event at the National Trust's Speke Hall enabled runners to run around the gardens of the Tudor Manor house at night and/or explore the surrounding woodlands. There was a 2k Explorer or a 7k Adventurer option so everyone of any ability was able to enjoy themselves. It was something fun, social and a great way to explore the outdoors.

Degree placement leads to new university running group

In October 2015 Hayley went on placement with Merseyside Run! Activator Nikki Holding as part of her Sport Development degree at Liverpool John Moores University. She was motivated and inspired to form the LJMU Recreational Running Club.

Barton Athletic Club plans improvements with £500,000 Lottery investment

Barton Athletic Club (Shacklady's Gym) in the City of Salford received £500,000 of National Lottery Funding from Sports England's Improvement Fund towards a £750,000 Project. Barton AC is 1 of 37 projects across England to share in over £12.7 million of National Lottery investment from the 3rd round of the Improvement Fund.

National Trust new 10k route concept launched

The National Trust's Speke Hall's first Trust10 event took place recently. Trust10 is a free, monthly, 10k trail running event held across selected National Trust sites, aimed to be a concept suitable for beginners and more advanced runners that allows people to run freely a route with no real pressure in getting timed.