New running routes officially opened in Northwich

22 December 2015

Five new 3-2-1 running routes have been opened in Northwich Woodlands with help from Cheshire West and Chester Council’s Mid Cheshire Regeneration Team.

The team has been working in partnership with Run England to develop the marked routes that cover distances of 3km, 2km and 1km, and additional 4km and 5km routes have also been added.

Volunteers from the Friends of Anderton and Marbury Country Park (FOAM) installed the posts and markers, which clearly mark the routes and are easy to follow.

The project was developed as part of an initiative to encourage people to use the natural environment to stay fit and healthy.

Some routes also have Push England markers which guide people with pushchairs or wheelchair users around the park.

These routes are for everyone to enjoy and are aimed at getting absolute beginners into running. It’s a free and easy way of getting fitter and healthier while enjoying the surroundings at Northwich Woodlands.

Northwich is the perfect place to go running; it not only has the beautiful River Weaver to run alongside and the new footpaths that allow you to run mud-free, but it also has the Northwich Woodlands.

Parking and other facilities are available on some of the routes which start from either Marbury Country Park or Leicester Street Car Park.

Councillor Brian Clarke, Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Infrastructure, said: “This project would not have happened if it wasn’t for the FOAM volunteers helping to install the route markers, their hard work has been fantastic.

“Marbury Country Park is an asset to Northwich and a perfect place to go running. We want as many people to use it as possible, so dust your trainers off and go and explore this beautiful park.” All details of the routes and more can be found on the Run England Website at www.runengland.info

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