Bridlington Road Runners highlight national safety campaign

Bridlington Road Runners swapped their traditional yellow and black colours for bright pink shirts to highlight a national safety campaign

Thursday, 1st April 2021, 7:00 am
Brid Road Runners chairperson Martin Hutchinson, pictured left in 2019 PHOTO BY TCF PHOTOGRAPHY

The change was made in memory of Sarah Everard, who was murdered in London in early March, and to show support for women everywhere who have the right to run or walk alone without fear.

The club had special tops made, bearing the club logo, with the messages For Sarah and #shewasonlywalkinghome on the back.

Dozens of male, female and junior members wore the pink shirts to take part in the weekly Virtual Parkrun, or for social runs around Bridlington, and posted photos on Facebook.

Club chairperson Martin Hutchinson said: “It was so nice to see Bridlington Road Runners pink shirts taking over Bridlington and the surrounding areas.

“I felt so proud seeing everyone make social media a sea of pink for #shewasonlywalkinghome.

“As a club, BRR really stepped up to the mark to show our support for the cause.”

Bridlington Road Runners returned to training on March 30th, after the lockdown restrictions were lifted.

The club is always looking for new members and welcomes people of all ages and abilities. Training nights see a number of ability groups heading out and a warm welcome is guaranteed for experienced runners and beginners.

The runners meet every Tuesday at 6.30pm on the seafront side of East Riding Leisure Bridlington, and annual membership of the club is just £30.

To find out more, contact Bridlington Road Runners via Facebook or email [email protected]