Mint Members

John Kelly, Washington Running Club. Thuird place at Lambton No Ego head torch challenge 2019
John Kelly - Third place Lambton 'NoEgo' Torch Challenge 2019 
I started my running journey with Washington Running Club in October 2017 after suffering a broken leg playing football. I am the first to admit I didn't have a clue about running so I turned up to a Thursday night session where I was placed in a group to suit my ability which was fantastic as they cater for everyone so you don't get left behind. The knowledge and experience I have gained from all the run leaders has been fantastic  and my running has gone from strength to strength. I will only get better at this club, it's a great feeling when you pull the club shirt on.
ALex Charlton Washington Running Club

Alex Charlton  - Most Improved Female 2018

I’m so Proud to wear a club vest right here in my hometown. To be a member of such a welcoming club is a privilege. The run leaders have a wealth of experience in running, knowledge of the area and above all they are great people.
After the birth of my 3rd baby I couldn’t have progressed the way I have if it wasn’t for each and every member that’s helped me along the journey. I’ve met some new friends for life and been reunited with old friends! I’ve travelled to new and exciting places to run and pushed myself further than ever! I’m excited for another year of running as a member of the club and can’t thank you all enough

Chris Rutherford Washington Running Club
Chris Rutherford - Most Improved Male 2018
I hadn't done any sort of real exercise for the last two years before joining the Couch to 5k beginners program in April 2018. My sister who did the same program the year before asked if I would like to come along and give it a go. I can honestly say it's the best decision I've ever made and has totally changed my life. In the same year I have managed to run further than a half marathon and it just goes to show how you don't know what you are capable of until you give it a try. I'm really looking forward to seeing what 2019 brings with such a great group of people who are very friendly and have gave me great encouragement on my journey so far. A huge thanks to everyone associated with the club.
Rebecca Swindells, Washington Running Club

Rebecca Swindells

It all started with my dad falling ill to cancer, after I dropped the kids off at school I would run back to him. I would run everywhere, it was my release until I found Washington Running Club, where I became part of a family that loved running. With the help of the leaders and runners I've found my passion in life and grew in every way to become the runner I can be. Stronger, fitter, healthier and faster. What can I say? That's what the club has done for me .

Steve Milburn, Couch to 5k graduate from Washington Running Club
Steve Milburn 
I started running to help keep my weight down, but got to a stage where it was becoming a chore running by myself. A couple from boot camp suggested I try Washington Running Club. I’ve never looked back. The club are such a welcoming bunch; there is a group to suit all abilities. The run leaders are really good with their knowledge picking routes and at looking after their group during the runs. Thursday’s training sessions are very good, different each week and really help to improve your stamina. I have built up from managing 5 miles, to feeling comfortable at half marathon distance. A big part of the club is the camaraderie within, which is evident at all events. Everyone wants each other to do well. There is always a good turnout of club vests at any opportunity, whether park runs, cross country or official races. There are also often social events, which help with the team building (& carb loading).
I am proud to be a part of this great club.
Katherine Conway, Washington Running Club Run Leader

Katherine Conway - Run Leader

I joined Washington Running Club in early 2015 after a friend recommended the sessions to me. I hadn’t long been running but always enjoyed going to the gym and keeping fit.
With the dark nights it was a great way to train safely in a group and the structured sessions really boosted my performance.
Since joining the club I have taken part in so many races and events that I would never have joined on my own, including cross country and my first trail marathon.
The experience I have gained along the way has allowed me to help other people
and I completed the “Leader in Running Fitness” course in 2017. I have loved being part of the Couch to 5k programme we have ran and seeing the progress of the participants is amazing.
I’ve made great friendships and realised that’s there’s some beautiful places to run in our region. I’m really proud to be part of Washington Running Club.