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Like the popular song lyrics says...

We've come a long, long way together

Through the hard times and the good

I have to celebrate you baby

I have to praise you like I should

2016 - 

March - Natalie attended her Leadership in Running Fitness Course

March - We held 2 runs, only one person attended each one. We didn't have a name or even really a vision

April - Created the original Facebook group, now rebranded to 'Social'

August - Took our first run photo (the picture above!), not knowing this would lead to #TRFSelfie

October - Launch of RunTogether TRF website


2017 - 

March - We started to use the RunTogether app for Group Leaders

March - Launch of our Twitter account @TingleyRunFIT

March - Received our first club kit order from Scimitar

April - Emma attended her LiRF Course

April - Branching Out! - One off session in Drighlington, leading to a regular session from September

April -England Athletics joined us for a session after following us on social media and wanting to know more about the group

May - Our first charity month, £1 donated for each run attended.  £200 raised for Kirkwood Hospice

June - Launch of our Facebook Page

June - Completed our first track session with friends from Oakwell RunFIT

July - Andrea & Hazel attended their LiRF Course

July - Launch of our Instagram account @TingleyRunFIT

August - Second club kit order arrives

September - Branching Out! - First session in Overton

October - Winners of RunTogether Group/Run Leader of the Year for Yorkshire & Humber

November - Newest member of the squad arrived, Group Leader's little one....Strawberry :-)

November - New club kit supplier now on board - https://justalittlebit.co.uk/product/tingley-runfit

December - Our first official Christmas do!  Showing it's not all about the runs! 


2018 - 

January - Our Overton Christmas curry night, giving chance for both groups to mix

January - Our second charity month for JDRF, raising a total of £200

January - Megan & Sharon completed their LiRF

February - Attended the Team Spirit Conference

March - Natalie became a Run Leader Mentor

April - Started to support our first DofE participants

April - Our first Treasure Hunt session

June - Sharon appointed as a Mental Health Champion 

June - Raised £175 for Northorpe Hall Child & Family Trust

September - Yorkshire & Humber winners of RunTogether Group of the Year & Natalie wins Run Leader of the Year, making it to final three nationally

September - Overton celebrated it's frst birthday!

October - Our second successul #runandtalk sessions delivered


2019 - 

March - Natalie is now a Mental Health First Aider

June - Donated to Batley Food Bank a full boot load of supplies

September - Hazel announced as Runner Up Run Leader of the Year for Y&H


2020 - 

January - Launch of TRF Birstall

March - Temporary cancellations due to COVID-19 :-(  Leading to lots of fun and challenges and virtual support

June - Restart of sessions on limited numbers with East Ardsley as a regular session 

October - Group effort on supporting Lynda's virtual London Marathon

November - Temporary cancellations due to Lockdown 2.0

November - Charity Month (Don't run and donate ;-) ) for Kirkwood and Batley Food Bank - A boot load of food and £115 for Kirkwood

November - Nominated for the 'Best of WF3' Kindness awards

December - Sharon is Runner Up  for Run Leader of the Year, Natalie wins the Leader award and TRF is annoucnced Runner Up  for Group of the Year in Yorkshire and Humber - Fab stuff!!

December - Return to TRF following Lockdown 2.0 with limited numbers


2021 -

January - Announced winners of the Sport/Physical Activity of the Year Award by WF3 Kindness, followed by another temporary shut down of group running!

March - We're back....again!

April - Nat completed her CiRF (Coaching in Running Fitness)

May - We finish Birstall Bubble session as leader Sharon branches off onto new adventures with Birstall RunFIT, the RunFIT legacy continues!

Nov - Will runner up as Young Volunteer of the Year awards for Yorkshire and Humber