Fancy getting fit? - Jog on..
28th January 2016
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I’ll be honest; I do this every year, I start off with all the best intentions, but struggle to get motivated and eventually lose the enthusiasm to keep going altogether. It’s cold, it’s dark, I’ll go tomorrow; the list of excuses are never ending (well they are in our house). It’s difficult to train and get fit on your own, and without other people with you who can encourage you (and maybe give you a kick up the bum from time to time) it’s all too easy to slip back into bad habits.

If you’re looking for a fun way to keep fit and meet new people, then why not join a running club? There are plenty around across Furness, and they’re always looking for new members. People of all ages and ability are always given a warm welcome, so why not give one a try?

Here’s a list of some of the clubs in Furness:

Parkside Panthers:
A local group with an interest in running at all levels. Friendly & fun!!!  


Meet time
Tues   - 6.15pm                     ALDI Car Park (Risedale Road)  
Thurs - 5:45pm                     ALDI Car Park (Risedale Road)  
Please do NOT use the Leisure Centre Car Park.

Bring suitable clothing including trainers and some water for a friendly run.  They have beginners, intermediates and advances group so can cater from those that can’t run to those that have run for some time.


Duddon Dragons:
Parkside Panthers also have another running group at Askam. 

It’s called Duddon Dragons.  Everyone welcome

Meet time

Fri       - 5:45pm – Duddon Sports Club (K-Shoes Club)

Sun    - 4:45pm – Duddon Sports Club (K-Shoes Club)


Bring suitable clothing including trainers and some water for a friendly run. 

Walney Wind Cheetahs:


Join them at their new home – Park Vale, Walney

All the usual sessions will take place for their regular members

PLUS a FREE Progressive Beginners Running Programme

Email us:



Hoad Hill Harriers: 

They are a small running club based in Ulverston on the north side of Morecambe Bay and just south of the Lake District National Park. No matter what reason you have for joining this club; be it social or competitive, 5k to marathon you will always find a warm and friendly welcome. They meet on Monday and Thursday evenings starting the sessions at 7 p.m. and finishing between 8 - 8.30 p.m.
Both ladies and men enjoy the safety and companionship that running with a group offers. Juniors over 14 and under 16 are also welcome but must be accompanied by a parent for legal reasons. The Club organises several races, socials and trips to other club races.

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