BEGINNERS running groups are starting in the area this week.

A ten week course for adults who are not yet ready to begin running but would like to build up their fitness gradually starts on Wednesday, July 2.

Meet at 5.45pm in the bar of the Wycombe Judo Centre, Barry Close, Booker, High Wycombe HP12 4UE.

A ten week course starts on July 2 at 7pm for adults with little or no running experience to work up to three miles. Also meet in the judo centre.

And on July 5 at 10am a ten week course for people with little or no running experience starts, who would like to begin in a safe, enjoyable way with the support and companionship of others working up to a 5k park run.

Meet at 10am at The Lido at The Rye in High Wycombe.

All of the above courses are free of charge and led by Mike Hickman who is a qualified level three England Athletics Coach and Run England Leader. To sign up or for further details email