Portland Business Recovery Runners is up and running

Portland Business Recovery started a Dorset based running networking group in late 2020. Organised by Client Director, Andrew Rumsey, it came from the realisation that when you’re running you have plenty of time to get to know your fellow runners.

With the Dorset membership recently passing 50 members, we are now looking to expand the group into Hampshire and, as such, the group needed a new name that would work across the whole region. As a result, Portland Business Recovery Runners was born.

Portland Runners Logo

The group currently meets 1-2 times a month in Dorset with plans to replicate this in Hampshire. The runs are generally 3-5 miles long starting in different locations and provide plenty of opportunities to re-group and chat to different people along the way. If we get the chance to catch up somewhere nearby over a drink afterwards, even better!

Portland Business Recovery Runners

Going back a few years, Andrew joined a local running club having re-discovered his joy of running via Parkrun with his then 7 year old son. Having since competed in a number of marathons, half marathons and shorter events he is dedicated to improving his personal bests at all distances and is currently training for his next marathon and another PB attempt in September 2021!

“I love running and I’m excited to be able to combine this passion with my work for Portland: networking, sharing knowledge and developing contacts in the local business community.

During the Lockdown’s over the last year or so, it became clear to me that getting out to run was a great boost to my mental and physical well being. If I can encourage others to get out more often and combine that with the opportunity for local business people to have time to talk with each other, in an informal environment which widens their circle of contacts, all the better!”

We look forward to the continued growth of the Dorset group and developing something similar in Hampshire, hopefully with some other Portland Business Recovery colleagues joining in too.

“We have a fantastic variety of running clubs and groups in the south which provide a great opportunity for people to get fit, socialise and get out the house. Portland Business Recovery Runners will complement these groups by providing an alternative option for those who want to meet likeminded people in the business community.”

Further details can be found on the group Facebook Page:


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