Barking arts group launches free women’s running club

PUBLISHED: 11:21 30 October 2017 | UPDATED: 11:59 30 October 2017

Too Fat To Run women's running club members (Picture: Saira Awan)

Too Fat To Run women's running club members (Picture: Saira Awan)

Saira Awan

A Barking running club wants to help women over 30 build confidence, stay healthy and meet new friends.

Boundary Road community group Studio 3 Arts has partnered with plus-sized marathon runner Julie Creffield to set up Too Fat To Run?, a free fitness club for women in the borough who consider themselves inactive or overweight.

Funding for the project, co-run with Barking Enterprise Centre and Barking and Dagenham Council. has been granted by Sports England to help recruit “running ambassadors” and helping them train as coaches.

“Being a plus-sized runner myself, and a member of Julie’s running club, I know the brilliant women across the borough will get a lot out of it,” said Studio 3 Arts CEO and artistic director Liza Vallance.

To register as a participant or leader, visit or call 020 8594 7136.


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