Run Knutsford is aiming towards becoming an England Athletics-affiliated club in 2018.

The club, which launched in May 2016, has grown in size and increased the number of sessions it offers each week for runners of all ages and abilities with plans to continue to expand.

Vicky McKinnon, who founded the club, said: “It’s been an idea in my head for a while but we officially launched in May 2016. There were about 12 people there, and I was expecting a lot of couch to 5k but we attracted a complete range. We got a grant from Active Cheshire for a few people to do a leadership qualification. We have now got seven leaders and sessions three days a week, with a complete range from never having run before to sub-one-hour-30-minute half marathons.


The club’s new status as an England Athletics-affiliated club will allow runners to represent the club in road races, bringing with it a new membership format including insurance and discounted race entry. It’s expected that more high-level runners will be attracted to the group as a result.


Sessions take place on Monday and Wednesday evenings from Beggarmans Lane, and Friday mornings from the Tatton Park Knutsford entrance. The first session for 2018 will be on Wednesday, January 3, and then as usual from Monday, January 8. Friday sessions will start on January 12.