Mid Suffolk District Council is urging residents to get active by taking part in the new Great Run Local Walsham Le Willows which launches 9am on Sunday 3 February 2019.
Walsham Le Willows Sports Club, Summer Road will be home to the fifth Great Run Local location in Suffolk along with runs already established in Southwold, Needham Market, Newmarket and Holbrook – and helping Suffolk’s ambition to become the most active county in England. The sessions offer free to attend community runs, open to all ages and abilities, with the choice of completing either a 2k or 5k run each week.
Match funded grants of £1750 has been awarded to Great Run Local by Mid Suffolk District Council and Suffolk County Council to help set up the latest Suffolk Great Run Local event, helping to improve health and fitness for residents, break down social isolation and promote local public spaces. The community-led events provide opportunities for local people to take part, meet on a regular basis to get active and stay active too.
The runs will take place every Sunday from 9am from Walsham Le Willows Sports Club, Summer Road, Walsham le Willows, Bury St Edmunds IP31 3AH.
Cllr Flatman, Mid Suffolk District Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities, said: “This is a great partnership that continues to support our goal to encourage people who live in Mid Suffolk to lead more active lives. These events are also a great way to get people into the Suffolk countryside and meet new friends. The support for the taster sessions has been brilliant and I am looking forward to seeing these numbers grow”
Councillor James Reeder, Suffolk County Council’s cabinet member for health, said: “Our vision is to support, encourage and inspire our county to be more active. Small lifestyle changes can make a big difference. The aim is to make Suffolk the most active county in the country and this is another step in helping Suffolk meet this goal. The efforts of the volunteers are really appreciated and is vital to the success of each event across the county.”
Mike Powles, Walsham sports club chairman said; “Walsham Le Willows Sports Club are pleased to be able to offer this regular event and help with making Suffolk a very active county and further enhance our desire to provide a true community hub and provide sporting activities such as this and walking netball and football."
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