From 2012 until 2017 Ponteland Runners worked in partnership with The Tony Blair Sports Foundation. This partnership funded many LiRF qualifications for the club. In 2013 Ponteland Runners was moved to a Gold Member of the TBSF as we added additional LiRF Leaders, and featured in an article on the TBSF website. As part of this partnership Ponteland Runners Leaders were TBSF volunteers who are committed to leading runs within the local community to increase sporting participation.
Ponteland Runners worked with TBSF up until it ceased operations in 2017. The partnership enhanced 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 competitive racing. TBSF and Ponteland Runners shared the objective of volunteers enhancing sporting opportunities in the local community. The club is very grateful for the support we had from TBSF during our partnership.