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If you’re just getting fit or training for the Perkins Great Eastern Run a series of free morning and lunchtime runs could help you squeeze in those extra miles…

The runs will leave the Embankment Athletics Track, in Bishop’s Road, Peterborough, every Wednesday for 10 weeks from Wednesday May 4 2016.

Morning runs are from 7.30am to 8.30am and the lunchtime sessions from 12noon to 1pm.

The runs are part of 2016’s Healthy Peterborough campaign and everyone is welcome to attend and all abilities will be catered for.

Running and exercise can be part of living a healthier lifestyle and residents can find out more advice on how to live healthier for longer at

Annette Joyce, Peterborough City Council service director for city services and communications, said: “Lots of people in Peterborough really love to get outdoors and go for a run, jog or walk.

“The Perkins Great Eastern Run gets more popular by the year and hundreds of people take part in the Peterborough Park Run each weekend. We know runners love to be challenged and train in new environments as well as meet new people.

“If you struggle to find the time to run in the evenings during the week, don’t like running on your own, or just want to give it a go, then these free morning and lunchtime runs will be for you.”

All sessions are overseen by a fully qualified England Athletics Endurance Coach.

There is no need to book in advance, just simply turn up with your trainers and running clothes.


Changing facilities and showers will be available at the athletics track and for further information you can email

If you have really got the running bug then entries for the Perkins Great Eastern Run 2016 and Anna’s Hope 5km fun run, both on Sunday October 9, are now open at


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