Notts Women Runners going from strength to strength as they toast Nottingham Post Sports Awards success


The club chair of Notts Women Runners was left “speechless” after they scooped the Club of the Year award at the Nottingham Post Sports awards 2017.

After helping to inspire around 4,000 women to get fit, the club was recognised for their outstanding effort with one of the top prizes at the ceremony held at the East Midlands Conference Centre.

Notts Women Runners, which is the newest England Athletics Affiliated club, has only been running three years, but their impact on the community has been huge.

And Sion Bostock said she was thrilled for the club to win such acclaim as she urged any woman wanting to take up running to enjoy what they have to offer.

“When the award was called out, it was an amazing feeling – I thought I was going to faint,” said Bostock.

“When you are nominated you always hope you win but to actually win made me genuinely speechless.

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“When we started back in 2014, it was based on the social and safety aspect of running.

“Running by yourself isn’t the most safest so here you can be in a big group, have safety in numbers and enjoy great company.

“And I would say to anyone thinking of taking up running to come down and try it.

“Even if you decide it isn’t for you, you won’t regret coming down and joining us. You start out as runners, but end up as friends.”

Club secretary Sharon Cairney said the club’s success was built on a fabulous spirit in which everybody is encouraged to achieve their goals no matter how big or small.

Sometimes running can be daunting to beginners, but Cairney promised it did not matter what level you consider yourself to be, you will be welcomed with open arms.

“It’s unreal and this award is for all our members,” said Cairney.

“We already knew we were amazing but this award makes it official.

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“Every one of our members is a winner. We are basically a group of girls who like to go out running and help others do the same.

“So to be in a room of professional sportsmen and women, Olympic medal winners was just brilliant.

“We don’t have any sponsors, we’ve all got full-time jobs and we all do it because we love the club and what it stands for.

“We look after each other and support each other. And we celebrate all of our achievements for each individual person.

“Any female is welcome to join. They don’t have to be fast, they don’t have to run a six-minute mile or anything like that.

“If you want to come and give it a go then you will be so welcome. That’s what we are all about.

“We have runners who, an achievement for them, is running round the block without stopping.”



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