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Bournemouth Business Runners is up and running

Posted on: 24/03/2021

“Get fit, network and get out the house!”

BBR is a new networking group that came from the realisation that when you’re running you have plenty of time to talk with your fellow runners.

Andrew Rumsey, a Dorset based insolvency practitioner, joined the Littledown Harriers Running Club in around 2016 having re-discovered his joy of running a couple of years earlier, when taking part in Parkrun with his then 7 year old son.

Fast forward a few years and the idea of a running networking group was beginning to form whilst he faced the restrictions placed upon us all by Covid-19. Having raised the idea with a number of friends & contacts, and tired of waiting for the ‘right time’ to start, the Bournemouth Business Runners Facebook page was created in late November 2020 and Andrew has been busy looking for members ever since.

I love running and want to combine this passion with my interest in networking and developing contacts in the local business community.

Since the Lockdown’s of 2020, it has become clear to me that getting out to run has been 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 there circle of contacts, all the better!

The BCP area has a fantastic variety of running clubs and groups which provide a great opportunity for people to get fit, socialise and get out the house. I hope Bournemouth Business Runners will complement these groups by providing an alternative option for those who want to meet likeminded people in the business community.”

Once the Lockdown restrictions are lifted and it is safe to meet in groups, Bournemouth Business Runners plans to host weekly runs.


Andrew Rumsey is a client director at Portland Business & Finance Solutions Limited and has been a qualified Insolvency Practitioner for over 10 years, working in the insolvency industry for over 22 years.

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