Newport’s Community Walking Group has been putting in the miles to reach its three year anniversary.
The group which started as a way for men to shake off the pounds after Christmas has evolved into a popular community group, fostering fitness and friendship.
Councillor Peter Scott, who founded the group, said he was really pleased that there was still high attendance for the group’s twice-weekly walks.
“It started three years ago when I had this thought about overweight men initially,” he said. “Its first title was the over 50s men’s walking group. I was just thinking about people like myself who ate and drank too much around Christmas and needed to do something in the new year.
“On the first day though, a tribe of women turned up and not that many men. So then I called it the over 50s group.
“And then I had people saying they were younger and they wanted to come. So it ended up becoming an actual walking group for any age.
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