Welcome to our Running Group

About our group

Hi Everyone 

Welcome to the webpage of Solent Stormers Running & Walking Group,

We are a 'new' beginners running and walking group for adults with a learning disability. The group is aimed at people who would like to learn to get fit through some fun exercises. It doesn't matter how fit you are or if you are new to running as long as you are willing to give it a go! We want to encourage as many people as possible to join and as we now have more run group leaders we can take more people.

We are please to tell you we will be back at the Mountbatten Centre from Tuesday 4th August. Due to the Coronavirus there are a few changes to be aware of:

For August and September we will most Tuesdays 10:00am in Alexandra Park (next to the leisure centre car park).  Please make sure you are ready to exercise with the right clothes and a drink as we cannot use the changing rooms and the cafe is not open. We will split into smaller groups of up to 12  people when we warm up and warm down and groups of 6 people when we do our main activity (this is to make sure we can social distance from each other and members of the public). We will need to try and stay 2 metres apart which is what England Athletics have reccommended.


We hope to be back inside the main hall during the autumn and winter for part of the group sessions as long as it is safe. On the last Tuesday of each month we usually meet at a different venue each time for outdoor exercise, please see the information at the bottom of the page for details:

Tuesday 25th August - Meet outside D-Day Museum (at 10am for outdoor sports session)

Tuesday  29th September - Group Picnic (meeting place to be decided) 


All the group leaders/ facilitators are experienced in supporting people with a learnig disability and currently work within the Portsmouth Integrated Learning Disability Service.

All sessions are weekly and free of charge, just bring yourself and some clothes you can exercise in. 

If you like the sound of getting a bit fitter and meeting other people then please come along. Please click on the 'View our Group Runs' and register a place for yourself, if you need any additional help with booking a place or if you want any more information please contact one of the following people on 023 92 684600:

Will Dunkason, Run Group Leader

Karen Crooks, Run Group Leader

Ann Panting, Run Group Leader

Lisa Maishman, Co-Facilitator

Becky Emery, Co-Facilitator







Contact Group

Contact details

Will Dunkason - Group Leader

07393 004606

Meet our Team

Our locations


Solent Stormers Running Group, Mountbatten Leisure Centre, Alexandra Park, PO2 9QA

Pyramids Centre, Clarence Esplanade, Portsmouth UK

Canoe Lake Cafe, Portsmouth, Southsea

Athletics Track, Mountbatten Centre, Portsmouth

Coffee Cup, Eastney Esplanade

Flip Out Portsmouth

Foxes Forest Car Park

Milton Common, Moorings Way

Outside D Day Museum

Clarence Pier, Portsmouth