Welcome to our running group

Next run: Sunday 30 September 2018

About our group

RTW runners is a running group which is open to people of all abilities. The group is led by Joe watts, who is an England Athletics qualified & insured Coach in Running Fitness and Personal Trainer.

Joe’s aim is to get the best out of anyone who would like to improve their running, whether it be their technique, speed, frequency or if you just want to run with other like-minded people. So, whether you’re a first timer, returning from injury or you want to improve your fitness & endurance come along to one of our weekly sessions and you'll be in safe hands.

Monday night, all abilities sessions are tailored for the individuals who are attending and no one gets left behind with runners allocated into groups based on ability. The variety of sessions include - reps, fartlek (speed play), hills and parlauf (continuous relays) with active jog/walk recovery between efforts.

Beginner sessions are suitable for those who have little or no experience of running or for people returning from injury/illness and who would like to gradually improve their fitness over time. We run an 8 week beginner plan which takes people from walking and gradually builds them up to jogging and eventually continuous running for 30 minutes by the end of the plan. Please contact us for details of when the next beginner group is due to commence.

In the Spring and Summer months the sessions take place on the playing fields. In the Autumn and Winter months the sessions take place on quiet, local roads (a hi visabilty and reflective vest is compulsory).

Contact details

Joseph Watts - Group Leader


Meet our run leaders

Our locations


The Ridgewaye at the entrance to the playing fields

Market Square - outside of PureGym