In 2012 Ponteland Runners entered into a partnership with The Tony Blair Sports Foundation. This partnership funded LiRF qualifications for 6 leaders. In 2013 Ponteland Runners has moved to a Gold Member of the TBSF as we added another 2 LiRF Leaders, and featured in an article on the TBSF website. As part of this ongoing partnership Ponteland Runners Leaders are TBSF volunteers who are committed to leading runs within the local community to increase sporting participation.
Ponteland Runners will continue to work with TBSF in 2013 to further enhance the club and participation levels in Ponteland.
Given the current size of the club our ratio of leaders to members is excellent. This should help to provide a good range of leader led running sessions for the range of members in the club, from social running to competative racing. TBSF and Ponteland Runners share the objective of volunteers enhancing sporting opportunities in the local community.