New running group launched in Hoylake

BTR Wirral Half Marathon 2015 Picture credit Paul Francis Cooper
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A new running group has been launched in Hoylake after one of the region’s leading race organisers relocated to the town.

BTR, which are responsible for organising the Vitality Liverpool Half Marathon, Mersey Tunnel 10k and the Wirral Half Marathon, have relocated to Hoylake from Liverpool city centre.

BTR’s new office is at 82 Market Street in Hoylake, Wirral. The family-run business officially opened their doors in early January and have already joined forces with their next door neighbours on Market Street to start a new running group.

The Ship Inn Striders
The Ship Inn Striders

The Ship Inn Striders meet every Tuesday and Thursday at 6.30pm for approximately one hour. Two groups cater for all running abilties, all are welcome and the sessions are free.

BTR Race Director Alan Rothwell said: “We already feel settled into our new office space in Hoylake, it’s business as usual. We host a number of races across Wirral already – including the award-winning Wirral Half Marathon – so this feels like a natural progression. However, I can reassure our Santa Dash regulars that we will have a pop-up shop in Liverpool for Santa suit collection later this year.

“Runners are welcome to call into 82 Market Street six days a week and, as always, the BTR door is open to all.”

BTR shop & office in Hoylake
BTR shop & office in Hoylake

Owen Hird, Landlord of The Ship Inn, said: “Being a keen runner myself, I’m delighted to welcome BTR to Hoylake – next door in fact. I approached Alan with the idea of working together to offer regular training sessions and The Ship Inn Striders came about very quickly.

“We’ve had a fantastic response and everyone is welcome to come along – from newcomers just starting on their running journey to those with a few more miles in their legs.

“We have regulars already and I am sure we can grow the groups and help runners get the most out of their training. It’s just another opportunity for like-minded runners to get out there and enjoy themselves while exercising.”

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