About Us

Who are the Savvy Park Runrz

We are a newly England Athletics affiliated club; who are a group of runners of all abilities and other experiences, who came together to have fun, support and encourage one and feel better about ourselves both physically and mentally… and raise money for charity along the way.

Overview

We have weekly runs, where all levels are welcome. But if you’re a total beginner then let us know and we will support and get you up to speed (Couch to 5k)– whether that’s as a snail or a strider… our philosophy is no matter how slow you go you are lapping those on the couch… so we are here to help you find the confidence… you have made the first stride and visited this page! 👍

Remember to follow us on Strava, Facebook and Instagram! 😎

Where are you based

We are based in Savile Park, Hightown, Castleford – and meet in the Cricket club car park.

When are your runs

Evening Runs – As we are a new club, we are looking at our sessions. We currently hold a run Monday at 6.30, but we will review over the next few weeks and may add an additional session. We are considering running groups dependant on individuals running times/distances.

Morning Runs – Depending on appetite, we are looking to hold a morning run for example after the school run at for example 9.15 or 9.30 – day to be agreed.

Park Runs – We are aware a number of runners take advantage of the Saturday morning Park Runs; your nearest Park Runs are:
– Pontefract Park
– Rothwell Park
– Nostell Priory

Weekend Runs – We will look at social runs, these will be flexible on the distance and location group sizes. Examples of these may include: Trail/Cross country e.g. The use of the local towpaths; St Aidens/Fairburn or distance road running.

Track Nights – We don’t have anything formally organised, but dependant on appetite and cost we will look in to this, possible venues are Thornes Park, Wakefield or John Charles, Hunslet.

**Walking Group coming soon**

Events

Throughout the year we plan to hold events. These could include:
– Bruce Smeaton 10k in May
– Stanley Ferry 10 miler (a lovely run down the towpaths… and maybe a drink!)
– Summer Beach Party/Summer Sizzler!
– Remembrance Sunday Poppy Run
– Elves Christmas Cheer Run!
… and there will be definitely some social events… we don’t just run!
**The Team 7 in 7 MNDA run from Castleford to Headingley will happen so soon as possible! – watch out we are coming!!**

History

Did you know Dorothy Hyman (left) won Olympic medals in 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay in 1960 and 1964, plus countless other European and Commonwealth Games. She was also the winner of BBC Sport Personality Award in 1963… and coached at Savile Park, Castleford!

Lead Runners and Coaching

Our aim is to have Lead Runners and Coaches in place that are all different, with diverse lives, styles and backgrounds, but who are all ultimately kind, committed and inspirational. If that is something you have experience of, or want to get involved please speak with one of the team. If you want to help support in the club in others ways again please just let us know. #Togetherwearestronger

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