A NEW running group for families and young babies will launch this week.

It can be very hard to find the time to keep fit when you have a young baby, but a new group in Pontypool will solve that.

The Group, called Free Wheelers Pont-y-Pwl, is being launched by Pontypool & District Runners and it will allow families with their babies in buggies to take part.

Leader of the group Lucy Phillips said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for parents to socialise and do something for themselves, without any time restraints of childcare issues.

"The beauty of running with buggies is you have your baby with you. And they also can learn so much."

Louise Bright, who has been a member of Pontypool & District Runners for seven years, added: “As a single parent, being able to run with my buggy meant I could keep my social network of friends I have made at club. Also Jacob was with me through all my training for the London Marathon.”

The first meeting will be on Friday, September 7 from 12.30 noon in Pontypool Park.