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Worcester-based the Black Pear Joggers have teamed up with the Worcester Wolves Basketball Club to launch a free fitness programme in the City.

The jogging programme has been organised by The Sport Partnership Herefordshire and Worcestershire and is based at the University of Worcester’s Riverside building on a Tuesday at 7pm.

The aim of the programme is help runners take their running to the next level and progress from 5k to 10k.

Stephen Brewster, Director of the Sports Partnership Herefordshire and Worcestershire, said: “This is a free programme that is perfect for you if you are looking to boost your endurance and build up gradually to longer distances.

“Running has so many benefits; not only does it improve your physical health, it also is good for your heart and lungs. It can also help with weight loss and, importantly, help boost confidence and self-belief as well as acting as a great Stress Reliever.”

Through the partnership with the Worcester Wolves, The Sport Partnership Herefordshire and Worcestershire hopes to highlight the importance of running and how professional athletes like the Wolves take their running seriously.

Mick Donovan, Head of the University’s Institute of Sport & Exercise Science and Director of the Worcester Wolves, said: “The ‘Running with the Wolves’ programme is one of the most exciting projects that we have been involved in as a Basketball Club; to be able to motivate as many people as possible to engage in meaningful exercise should be a priority for all sports clubs. We are delighted to be associated with this initiative and hope to see many people from Worcester involved as possible.”

Mike Lane, Chairman of the Black Pear Joggers, added: “We have an ever growing club which has just passed 400 members and this programme gives us a great opportunity to carry on expanding our group. Using the Riverside building as our starting point will hopefully appeal to the city residents as it’s right on their doorstep, whereas our other starting point in Perdiswell is slightly more further afield.”

The programme is aimed at those aged 18 and over and runs every Tuesday at 7pm for the next 8 weeks, with no cost to participate and no need to book The Sports Partnership Herefordshire and Worcestershire hope that this programme will prove highly popular.

For further information visit www.morethansport.com/simplyrun or contact Sue Bentley on 01905 855498.