Welcome to Woodthorpe Huffers and Puffers

Message from the committee:

In light of the current situation regarding the virus, and following advice from England Athletics, we have decided to SUSPEND ALL CLUB RUNS AND WALKS until further notice. The England Athletics advice can be seen below. We will, of course, keep you updated about starting up again, but for the moment stay safe and well and we hope to see you all soon.

The Huffers Committee

Coronavirus Statement

17 March 2020

The UK government has advised that everyone in the UK should now avoid “non-essential” travel and contact with others to fight coronavirus.  Whilst it has not issued any ban on public gatherings of any size either indoors or outdoors at this stage, the advice is to avoid non-essential contact with others, including going to sporting events, pubs, clubs, theatres and social venues.

As a result, England Athletics advises that all face-to-face activity such as club training sessions, events, competitions, club committee and face-to-face meetings, athlete camps, running groups and social events should be suspended until at least the end of April.

The decision has been taken in the interests of athletes, runners, officials, coaches, volunteers, supporters and the wider athletics and running communities. This decision is also in alignment with actions taken by the home country athletics federations in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland and is similar to action taken by other sports.

Where possible, athletes and runners at all levels are encouraged to maintain their own personal fitness and keep active during this time, while following government guidelines about safe distance and safe exercise environments.

England Athletics will continue to review and monitor government advice and will provide detailed updates on the impact to our sport in the coming weeks. We appreciate that the current situation will undoubtedly place our member clubs in a difficult situation and we are working with UKA and the other Home Country Athletics Federations on the best way to help alleviate the situation and will update you as plans evolve.

If you’ve never run before, you’ve tried to run but never quite got going, or you’re a regular jogger who fancies some company, then we’re the group for you!

We are all ages and all shapes and all sizes. We think that with the right support, anyone can learn to run….. we know because most of us couldn’t run for more than a minute when we started!

On Mondays at 6.30 pm we have an easy paced two mile run, ideal for anyone who wants to ease back into running, as well as longer three and four mile runs.

Our Club night is on Wednesday, also at 6:30pm, when we run two or three miles.

There’s an informal Saturday morning run (two to eight miles) at 8.30am.

All sessions start from Thackeray’s Lane Park next to the Vale pub in Woodthorpe.

New members are always welcome. Why not come along and join us for a run before deciding if the Huffers are for you?

If you’re looking for the membership form you can download it here.