DEVIZES Running Club were at the forefront of the action at Saturday’s Melksham Park Run.

Not only did the club provide the pacing from 20 minutes to 40 minutes, their Sofa to 5k beginners class of 2019 completed their first 5k race following a 10-week course, which started back in January.

In total, 40 beginners completed the 10-week course, which was delivered by the club.

Course leader and club chairman Simon Gilbert said: “It’s been a fantastic 10 weeks.

“Everyone that attended the course all had different reasons to join. What they have achieved is truly inspirational and many will go on to complete our 5k to 10k course, starting this week.

“Each week they turned up, sometimes in horrible weather conditions, and worked hard to reach their 5k goal.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the members of Devizes Running Club that helped, supported and encouraged the crew of 2019.”

One course member added: “I’m so glad I signed up for the Sofa to 5k course 2019.

“I have seen the club run together as a group so many times on the road and I’ve always wanted to join as I never like to run on my own.

“It has really elevated my confidence that this is something that I want to continue doing.

“I would recommend this course to anyone who has always struggled with self-confidence running on their own. There’s always someone there to support you.”