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Energy For Life Walney family fun run set to be bigger than ever in 2015

Published on: Wednesday 25th March 2015
Categorised under: Health, Active , Furness, Sport

Sponsored by Siemens Subsea, the annual celebration of sport attracts new runners, families, enthusiastic joggers and club runners.

The 5k and 10k events are held around Biggar Bank, and follow the stunning coastline around Walney.

This year marks the fifth event, which once again promises to be a fantastic family occasion.

Head of training and development at Siemens Subsea, Wayne Singleton said: “We’re really pleased we’re able to support the Energy for Life run for a second year and support all those people who are aspiring to do 5k who might not have done anything like that before.”

Once again, there will be a couch to 5k training programme running simultaneously in Barrow and Ulverston.

Start your journey to a healthier lifestyle with the Walney Wind Cheetahs and Ulverston Wolves, who launch their free beginners’ programme the week beginning April 13.

The training sessions guarantee to take everyone, irrespective of running ability, over the 5k finish line in just 10 weeks.

Ian Jones, one of the event organisers, said: “In the last four years the number of people running in the Furness area has increased massively. This is mainly due to the knock-on effect from the first Walney Fun Run in 2011. The formation of the Walney Wind Cheetahs, Parkside Panthers, Duddon Dragons and Ulverston Wolves, together with the growth of the Barrow parkrun, has had a really positive effect on the membership of Barrow Striders and Glaxo Hoad Hill Harriers.

“It is also looking good for the future of Furness running with lots of youngsters getting involved at all levels.”

From 280 runners at the first event, last year’s run saw 429 runners take part and it’s hoped entrants will reach capacity levels of 500 this year.

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