Social group boosts fitness

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Bardsey mum and author Hayley Dodsworth started FitNFun in 2011 for people living locally.

Since then over 65 people have signed up and joined in when they can, without cost or commitment.

Hayley said: “The aim of the group is to get locals moving, either walking, jogging or running a route through our beautiful Bardsey countryside.“

They meet at the Bardsey Sports and Cricket Club, Keswick Lane, Bardsey at 7.30pm every Wednesday, between April and September, and return there after a 3km walk or 5km run, for well earned refreshments and to get to know the other members taking part.

The group includes children (accompanied by adults), teenagers, men and women of all ages and abilities. Pets are welcome on the route but they are not allowed on site in the sports club afterwards.

“Over the years we have set fundraising targets and trained and taken part as a team in many local fundraising events,” added Hayley.

“We have found that signing up to a fundraiser is a great incentive to get people moving.

“The FitNFun nights provide safety in numbers for those who want to exercise in a group and the socialising afterwards helps people get to know each other who may live on the same street but never meet otherwise.”

Information at: or Facebook: FITNFUN