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There's always lots of support from the Purple Army
There's always lots of support from the Purple Army
There's always lots of support from the Purple Army


Boris Johnson recently made a statement and released guidelines on ‘The plan to rebuild’ and starting to ease lockdown restrictions. The changes these bring in relation to exercise are as follows: 

✅    People may exercise outside each day as many times as they wish

✅     You can exercise with up to one person from outside your household

✅     People may drive to outdoor open spaces irrespective of distance

✅     People may spend time outdoors with up to one person from outside your household.

These restrictions start from Wednesday 13th May and must be following the 2-meter social distancing and good hand hygiene. 

Some people may not feel ready to move to this next stage and we ask that this is respected amongst our members. 

As it stands England Athletics last statement still stands so all club activities are suspended until 31st May. We therefore reiterate that no social runs or other club activities can be taking place. 

If we receive any further guidance from England Athletics we will update you as soon as we can. As explained previously not following of this could lead to a suspension from NWR. 

Happy running and stay safe!

** Covid 19 (Coronavirus) statement as of 17/03/2020 **

England Athletics have now released a statement following the government’s update yesterday. The full statement is on the link below, but the summary is:

England Athletics advises that all face-to-face activity such as club training sessions, events, competitions, club committee and face-to-face meetings, athlete camps, running groups and social events should be suspended until at least the end of April. As an England Athletics affiliated club, we will be following this and cancelling all NWR runs until at least the end of April. We apologise for any confusion and for the disappointment of this but as previously explained the health and welfare of our members, supporters and their families are our priority. Look out for further info from the club on virtual runs or challenges, following government advice. As ever see the link below if you think you are struggling with mental health currently.

NWR Help During Suspension

Current Government advice (as of 18-03-2020) does not ban exercise and in fact, actively encourages that we continue to do so to keep us healthy. However, it does advocate social distancing guidelines of staying at least 2m apart from other people and reducing social contact as far as possible. To this end, we encourage you to continue running and exercising during this difficult time but please respect our announcement about the cancellation of all NWR runs and do not gather at our usual meeting points on an unofficial basis. This is to protect you, your families and the wider community.

We will be thinking of lots of virtual ways we can interact over the coming weeks to keep spirits high including virtual challenges, best/worst/funniest race photos, caption this photo, alphabet runs, funniest Strava route challenges and how we celebrate our birthday to name but a few while we are apart!

If anyone has any questions, please contact any of the Committee, your Run Leader or NWR Welfare on

Liz Spinks (Welfare Officer)
Lyndsey Johnson (Coaching Coordinator)


See photographs of the Purple Ladies out and about each month.

Meet our Run Leaders

We have lots of members who are trained Run Leaders having all undertaken their Leader in Running Fitness (LiRF) qualification.

Our committee 2019/20

Our 2019/2020 committee and how to contact each committee member.

Meet our Coaches

We have lots of members who are trained Coaches having all undertaken their Coaching in Running Fitness (CiRF) qualification.

Meet our Mental Health Champions

We have a few lovely members who are Mental Health champions, and promote mental well-being throughout the club.

We have lots of members who are trained Run Leaders having all undertaken their Leadership in Running Fitness (LiRF) qualification.

Notts Women Runners is an inclusive, friendly group for ladies across Nottinghamshire. What started as a couple of friends who wanted to find someone to run with has become Notts largest England Athletics affiliated running club. But what makes Notts Women Runners different from other running clubs is their focus on getting complete beginners out running and loving it and all totally FREE! 

You’re never too old, too large, too busy, too nervous to run; our members are a testament to that.

Of course if you’re already a runner but fancy some new running buddies, fast or slow, we can help.

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