New runners success

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Members of a beginners jogging group are celebrating marathon and half marathon success.

Runners in Bakewell’s Jog Derbyshire group have come on leaps and bounds since it was set up in March 2009.

Members, with an age range of 27 to 68, have just completed races and many of them had done little or no training when they first joined.

Mike Hillam, Stewart Bartle, Jenny Campbell and Sara Barrett completed the White Peak Half Marathon in May, while Peggy Wilson, Becky Goodchap and Andrew Anderson ran the Sheffield Half Marathon earlier in the month. Andrew also completed the Edinburgh Marathon in under four hours a few weeks later.

The group helped raise money for charities including Ashgate Hospice in Chesterfield and the Ashbourne Animal Welfare.

The group is looking for new members. They meet at 6pm on Tuesday at Bakewell Swimming Pool. Call 01629 814 205 for more details.