Great news, whilst Goals is closed for business over Christmas, Potteries Active Kids is still going ahead!

Santa’s elves have worked out a safe and scenic route and you never know, the man himself might even make an appearance!

We won’t be meeting in the usual place, this time we will be meeting in the car park opposite McDonald’s on Leek New Road.

The start will be 30 seconds walk away from the car park, and the run will be finishing at the car park so you should all be able to see the kids pass at least twice!!

Please come and join us and help the kids have a brilliant time!!


Merry Christmas!

17th December 2017

Unfortunately due to the weather conditions, we have made the decision to cancel the run on Sunday 17th December.

We were out checking the course a few times on Saturday throughout the day and we’ve decided it best to cancel in advance.

We hope you understand!

19th November 2017

Today was a great day for the runners, because they had a ration of about 1 runner to 4 marshals – thank you everybody who volunteered in advance!!

We had 2 PBs, 1 equal his PB and 3 birthdays!!

Well done everybody!!

Thanks to those special people who help to make it so special for the kids 🙂

Pos Time Name
1 10:30 Alfie Evans
2 10:56 Morgan Ring
3 11:02 Maggie Beardmore
4 11:16 Aaron Leese
5 11:19 Knightley Pimlott
6 12:46 Poppy Ring
7 13:07 Phoebe Owen
8 13:18 Josh Taylor
9 13:19 Isabelle Rudnicki
10 13:27 Elizabeth Vickerman
11 13:33 Isabel Salt
12 13:58 Joseph Podmore
13 14:11 Lucas Leyland

Click here to download results spreadsheet



Unfortunately, the run for 15th October will have to be cancelled as we have only had 8 volunteers for marshalling and finish area duties!

Thank you to those who did offer to help!

A lot of our regular volunteers are away racing at the Nottingham marathon, Manchester half marathon or the Werrington 10K, but the majority of these do not have kids and do it to try and help the kids to #SHINE

It’s quite poor that without these volunteers the run can’t go ahead!  I originally hoped when I set up the run that parents and community would take ownership for their children’s sake.

If you have any suggestions on how I can encourage this to happen please let me know as I’m stumped!


You probably know that last month Potteries Active Kids founder Frank Murphy, and one of the kid’s parents Andy Vickerman took on the challenge of running the Pennine Way; the spine of Great Britain, the oldest and possibly the toughest national trails around.

They did it to raise much needed funds to put into Potteries Active kids to set up and facilitate activities that the kids of the Potteries can embrace and enjoy for years to come.

There were lots of generous donations to help inspire and encourage them on their journey, so far they have raised nearly £3000.

We have to give a HUGE HUGE thank you to local firm NWF Fuels of Newstead, who gave a massive and very generous contribution to the pot to enable us to help your kids to embrace a healthier, happier and much brighter and enjoyable future.  Thank you to one of our regular kids parent, Phillip Beckett for kindly thinking about us and approaching NWF fuels with news about what we are trying to achieve, and thank you to the bosses and employees for being so accommodating and passionate about the children of the Potteries!

You can read more about Frank & Andrew’s journey here


1st October 2017


Today, was a fantastic day.  I had cake!!

We had loads of achievements to celebrate this week, firstly in welcoming Joshua Taylor to our Sunday run, and then in congratulating Brendan Dawson, Jamie Weller, Sean Weller & Oscar Schirmer for getting personal bests!

We had loads of volunteers let us know in advance so that we could plan the event and make sure that it went ahead – thank you all!

To celebrate mine and Andrew’s run to raise money for PAK, and the fantastic acts of generosity from you guys in helping us reach £2700 we were surprised by a special Potteries Active Kids cake!

We were also joined by our celebrity bronze medalist who just won his medal at the National Taekwondo Championships and also, along with his brother had 2 great performances at the Mow Cop Killer Mile run!

Next to join us was Continue reading “1st October 2017”

24th Sept run cancelled

unfortunately we have had to make the decision to cancel the run for tomorrow, 24th September as we don’t have enough volunteers to ensure the safety of the kids on the run.

A few of the admin team are away and it’s not fair to put so much pressure on the one remaining team member when we’ve had such low numbers of volunteers.

Please pass this on to anybody who might be turning up.

Please use the volunteer form on the volunteer page of this site for the run on 1st October:)