So if you are just starting out and are interested in learning to run with other like-minded women, then Dudley Ladies "Official" 10 week course for absolute beginners’ is just the thing for you.

Women of all ages, sizes and abilities are there; some who are happy to take responsibility for them bring their kids, whilst the oldest lady is nearly 70. The smallest lady is size extra small and the largest being extra extra large

Everyone progresses at their own rate ...and some of last year’s beginners even went on to do the Great North Run and this year's London Marathon, so you're bound to fit in somewhere.

One of the reasons that the club is so successful is because it is women only which means you can just be yourself without any pressure to run faster or further than you want to or bother what you say or look like.

You will make loads of new friends and once you get involved, you’ll never look back.

Beginners will meet at Wombourne Leisure Centre, in Ounsdale Road, Wombourne, WV5 8BJ on Tuesday's and Thursdays and LEAVE the centre at 7.30pm

After a couple of weeks when we will be meeting at 7.00pm so that we can start to integrate the Beginners with the established ladies in the club, so just check before you come

You can either come Tuesday's or Thursday's or both Tuesday and Thursday it's entirely up to you.

We will also meet on a Sunday morning at 9.00am a bit later on if you want to do a bit extra.

When you come, park on the Ounsdale school car park next door to the Leisure Centre and then ask anyone wearing a blue Dudley Ladies tee shirt where to find us but I’m normally in the school dining room if you're stuck.

So just come along and try a session, there'll be no pressure on you or any obligation to join.

After that, if you think we're the club for you, you simply pay your £25 subs, join the club and get stuck in.

If you need any more info, check out our website, the Official Dudley Ladies Facebook Page or email

Anyway, hope to see you there