On your marks for new running route

March 01 2015

A RUNNING route has been created on Yate Common’s playing field.

New running route

A RUNNING route has been created on Yate Common’s playing field.
The course has been installed by the town council as part of the 321 Run England project.
The aim of the scheme is to provide a range of marked running and jogging routes across the country.
Yate’s route extends for 800 metres, with posts at every 100 metres to give users an idea of their progress.
It was funded through a grant obtained by South Gloucestershire Council via England Athletics and has been opened as a further course for the town is planned for Brinsham Fields.
Town councilor Sue Walker said: “This is a fantastic idea and encourages more people to get out running or jogging.
“They can run a distance that best suits them, which means people of all abilities can have a go with the bonus of knowing how far they have run.”
Brian Gardner, team leader of South Gloucestershire’s active lifestyles team, said the 321 project gave more people the opportunity to enjoy running.
He said anyone who wanted to run with others could find a local group on the www.runengland.org website.