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Durham University

Team Durham

Community Partners

Mums on the run

Mums on the run

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An insight into one of our community partners, Durham Mum’s on the Run (DMotR), who regularly use our facility at the Sports and Wellbeing Park. DMotR are a friendly inclusive running group for women in Durham who run or want to start running. They aim to improve our running (whatever the ability), get fit and strong, all whilst having a great time.

Community Partners

With over 2700 community visitors each week the Sport and Wellbeing Park is a focal point for local community sport and activity.

The facility is home to many local clubs and teams including Durham City Harriers, Elvet Striders, Laszlos Fencing Club, Durham Mums on the Run, Durham City Hockey Club, Shincliffe Juniors FC and Durham Women FC. This offers a host of opportunities across numerous sports for people from the area to get involved in.

More information on each of these clubs below.

A long established running and athletics club based in Durham city, catering for a range of track and field events. The club has both junior and senior sections. For more information visit:

Based in Durham City, with training sessions at the Sport and Wellbeing Park, this running club caters for runners of all abilities. For more information on the club visit:

The club have a number of mens, ladies, mixed adult teams for which they welcome new members.

There is also a junior hockey section, running in partnership with Durham University Hockey Club on Sundays at the Sport and Wellbeing park. For more information see the website below;

Delivering sessions from the state of the art fencing facility at the Sport and Wellbeing Park, the fencing club has classes for ages 8yrs and above, from beginners to elite level, under the tutelage of Olympic coach Laszlo Jakab. See the links below for more details:

Durham Women FC were formed in 2014, as a merger between South Durham & Cestria Girls and Durham University. Based at New Ferens Park and playing in the FA Womens’ Championship the club also train at the Sport and Wellbeing Park. See below for more information:

The club provide opportunities for children to have fun and develop through competitive sport in a welcoming, encouraging environment. It is an FA charter status club, and more information on regular sessions and teams can be found at the links below:

A friendly inclusive running group for women in Durham who run or want to start running. The group welcome female runners of all abilities, with many members who aren’t mums. The focus is on running improvement, getting fit and strong, all whilst having a great time.