WARRINGTON Road Runners have been helping a group of newcomers lace up their trainers and hit the roads.

The club’s Beginners and Newbies Couch25k course came to its conclusion earlier this month, with 19 new runners taking part.

Each new runner was paired with WRR members and completed three runs per week, with two of them on club nights.

The nine-week programme – similar to the NHS couch25k app – ended with a “graduation” at a parkrun event.

All 19 runners finished the Victoria Park course in under 42 minutes, with Andrew Briggs the first home in 27mins 2secs.

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