A Running Team raising the standard of distance running in the North East of England.

about us

The project was launched in 2018 with a vision of developing athletics in the North East of England through a variety of initiatives. We aim to improve the standard of distance running in our region and provide opportunity for more people to enjoy the physical, mental and social benefits running has to offer.

We deliver a range of services from group sessions, events, workshops, personalsied coaching and scientififc research.


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Group Sessions

We deliver group running sessions all over the North East. Check out our groups and locations below.

Training plans

We offer a range of personalised training plans built on scientific principles and knowledge accuired from our own experience.


Running Workshops in stunning locations in the North East bringing runners of all abilities together for a day of awesome running.


Check out our races in partnership with Stride Out Events. We pride ourselves on delievring high quality racing with a community feel.


Group sessions:

Sedgefield, Hardwick Park: 


Monday, 6pm

Wednesday, 6pm 

Saturday, 10am

Middlesbrough, Stewart Park 


Monday, 6pm

Wednesday, 6pm 

Saturday, 9am & 10am

  • Sessions are unique and challenging to all ages and abilties

  • Structure of sessions never leave anyone behind & keep all abilities together

  • Fun, imaginative routes, drills and games keep all sessions fresh and enjoyable 

NEP Sedgefield - NEP Middlesbrough

More info on sessions below

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Kieran Walker

Kieran founded the project back in 2018 and has worked tirelessly on developing athletics in the region. He is a national level athlete himself with pb's of 15:09 and 31:13 for 5k and 10k respectively. 

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Ben Palmer

Ben joined the project in 2019 and has since become an integral part of the athletics scene in the North East. He is a national level middle distance athlete with a pb of 4:03 over 1500m.

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"Wasn't sure a running group was for me, but so glad I took the plunge and tried it. Very friendly and welcoming group led by two extremely motivated and enthusiastic people. Ben and Kieran work so hard to provide sessions that offer variety and fun, whilst (discretely) making sure you push yourselves to develop and improve. We all have our own varied abilities and limits yet each session can be tailored to suit your individual levels and you never feel out of place. Would thoroughly recommend this project group".

Georgia Payne

"Very welcoming group, all abilities which is great for me".


"Encouraging coach and friendly group".



"Welcoming, friendly and encouraging.... 🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏽‍♀️"


"Completed the Steel River 5 mile and it was fantastic. Smooth organisation, flat and fast course and good refreshments after. Thank you".


"First event the Steel river 5 mile, great organisation, brilliant facilities and very smoothly run event. Well done".


Kieran Walker




Email: northeastprojectrun@gmail.com

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