Ladybirds at Blickling March 2022

Small cohort of Ladybirds did the Half Marathon at Blickling Hall in March 2022.  Lovely weather and a nice off-road route, very enjoyable.

International Women's Day 2022


A group of Ladybirds were pleased to be able to support local women’s charity the Pandora Project at a private screening of Thelma & Louise at Majestic Cinema. Ticket prices included a Mocktail and Cake from local businesses Archers and Sprinkle and Fizz cakes, and all proceeds went to the Pandora Project. There’s a nice write up of the event on the Lynn News webpage  


Sunday Ladybirds Outing

6th March 2022




Having had to cancel the original date due to storms and train cancellations, a group of Ladybirds jeffed or walked the Fen Rivers Way on Sunday on a cold but not too wet Sunday morning. We caught the train from Kings Lynn to Watlington or Downham and covered between 7 miles and 11.5miles.  



It is a nice quiet route along the river with no traffic and just a few roads to cross. The chilly weather meant we all really enjoyed the food at Marriotts afterwards, and it was good to meet up with Sharon there who isn’t running at the moment, but can manage a nice Sunday dinner!


We would like to make this a regular event, and jeffing makes it accessible to runners who may not have covered this distance before.

Car Sharing to Events

We know that many Ladybirds have already entered events this year and we ask you all to think about car sharing where possible to save costs and the planet! 


Here are the events we currently know about, let us know if there are any others that might be good to try.  



20 March Blickling Half Marathon March 20th 2022 Race Info – Blickling Half Marathon

17 April Trowse 10k Total Race Timing | Trowse 10k

1 May GEAR, King’s Lynn 10K Kings Lynn GEAR 10K - 1st May 2022 | Run For All | Run For All

19 June Run Sandringham, Half Marathon, 5K or community mile Run Sandringham

25 September Run Sandringham 10K Total Race Timing | Run Sandringham 10k

16 October Blickling Half Marathon Total Race Timing | Autumn Blickling Half Marathon

13 November George Monday 10K Total Race Timing | George Munday 10k

Spring 2022 Half Marathon Plan

Fabia has devised a training plan for Spring 2022, download as a Word document or a PDF file from below:

Spring 2022 Half Marathon Training Plan (PDF format)
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Spring 2022 Half Marathon Plan (Word format)
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Last out and about 15th September 2021

Lovely run at Bawsey for our last run/walk around the lake.  Followed by a nice meal at The Sandboy, a most pleasurable end to our out and about runs.  


Back into town next week for the slightly later time of 6.20.  See you all there!

Parkrun Takeover 11th September 2021

On 11th September the Ladybirds took over the volunteering roles as King's Lynn Parkrun to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the event.  Lynnsport Ladybirds were one of the clubs involved in starting up the Parkrun in the Walks. 


Amanda, who was the original Event Director back in 2011, was really pleased to be able to help with organising the anniversary event and to start the Parkrun before she had to rush off to work!


Fabia and Bridget who were also involved in the original startup were fully involved in the birthday event.  Fabia taking over as Run Director for the rest of the event and Bridget managed to fit in timekeeping alongside her role as Parkrun Ambassador. 


Thank you to everyone who volunteered, you did a great job.  All of the parkrunners said what a lovely atmosphere there was, with a Ladybird at every corner, and encouraging them right to the finish. 


Out and About on Saturday 4th September 2021

A lovely run from Downham Market to King's Lynn on Saturday 4th September. 

Congratulations to Lynne for completing her first half marathon distance and to all those ladies trying "jeffing" for the first time.  

The lovely meal at Marriots Warehouse was well earned.

First Out and About of the Year 2021

A successful 5km run out at Sandringham on week of 19th May.  A very good turnout of runners and marshalls and the weather was gorgeous.  Return to Lynnsport for the time being.

Lynnsport Ladybirds - Coronovirus Risk Assessment


Shown below is our latest Covid Risk Assessment.  


Lynnsport Ladybirds - Covid Risk Assessment
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Well done to everyone who completed our January 2020 Beginners Course!

The Winter 2020 beginners group celebrating with their medals.  On the final session everyone completed a 5k circuit. The beginners group were very pleased with what they've achieved over the 6 weeks and have discovered the joy of running for fun, fitness and friendship! Welcome to all the 'new birds' who we hope to see coming along regularly to the main group on Wednesdays.


Well done to everyone who completed, and a big thank you to our coaches, run leaders and Ladybirds who supported the training sessions.

Training Plans for Sandringham Half-Marathon 2020

Fabia has created 2 training plans for the Sandringham half-marathon with suggested dates.


Beginners plan for first-timers, which includes a series of exercises to support you as you train 

Improvers plan for anyone currently able to confidently do 6 miles.

Beginners half marathon plan
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Improvers half marathon plan
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Ladybirds New Year's Meal 2020

Lovely time at our New Year meal at the Riverside with plenty of time to chat without having to look out for traffic!

Ladybirds CPR Training - September 2019

Carl from NARS came and did a CPR training session with 15 or so Ladybirds.  We are now all now much more confident about helping in the event of an emergency and accessing and using a defibrillator if need be.  


Ladybirds presented a cheque to NARS at the end of the evening to say thanks.

Hunstanton Fish & Chip Run - August 2019

Our annual Fish and Chip run was held at Hunstanton on the 7th August.  As popular as ever with over 25 Ladybirds attending.  Lovely to run a different route and to finish off with some very tasty fish and chips courtesy of the Vegas Chip Shop.  

Ladybirds Take Over Parkrun - May 2019

Ladybirds staged a takeover at King's Lynn Parkrun on 11th May, manning all volunteer positions and providing support for all runners.  This included the return of Amanda as Race Director, something she last did 3 years ago.


Thanks must also go to the Duke of Edinburgh Award volunteers who were honorary Ladybirds for the day!


Lots of cake eaten and a lovely morning had by all.


Well done to everyone who completed our October 2018 Beginners Course!

The October 2018 beginners group celebrating with their medals and t-shirts. We had 12 complete this course and on the last night they all completed a 5K run (a couple sneaked off before we took this photo!). The press turned up and took some nice photos of the whole group for Your Local Paper.


The beginners group were all really pleased with what they’ve achieved over the 6 weeks and have found that running can be fun! A big Lynnsport Ladybirds welcome to all the ‘new birds’ who are now going to come along regularly to the main group on Wednesdays.

Friday 21st September 2018 - Ladybirds 25th Birthday Celebration

A lovely evening was had by all when we met at Lynnsport to celebrate our 25th birthday.  Thanks to Fabia, Keri, Debbi and everyone else involved in organising such a good evening.


Looking back to 20th Birthday Celebration

Wednesday 1st August 2018 Ladybirds Fish & Chip Run

We continued our 25th anniversary celebrations with a lovely run at Sunny Hunny followed by fish and chips in Vegas! Well done to everyone for completing a warm and slightly hilly route and thanks to the Vegas Fish Bar Hunstanton for coping so well with our big order and providing such a nice flowery area to sit.

Run For All GEAR 2018

Very well done to all Ladybirds and especially the beginners who braved a very warm Sunday morning to run the GEAR 10k on the 6th May.  It was a struggle at times, but a fantastic effort from everyone involved.

Wednesday 21st February 2018 Women's Running Course for Beginners

Our coaches delivered a Women's Running Course for Beginners, in conjunction with Come Alive North Lynn family fitness programme.    This was a popular course and a number of ladies have continued running and have joined Ladybirds.  


Several of the ladies from the course are still running from Lynnsport each week if anyone is interested in joining them.

Saturday 17th February 2018 Ladybirds Takeover King's Lynn Parkrun

We kicked off our 25th anniversary with a takeover of Kings Lynn Parkrun on on Saturday 17th February. Every volunteer position was filled by at least one  Lynnsport Ladybird.  


Thanks to everyone for being absolutely brilliant, it was such a fun morning.  

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