This information is based on "Normal" club activities.
Currently, we are following government, England Athletics (EA) and various other governing bodies, local authority and various venue guidelines. Therefore, restricts apply to our various activities.
Please see our COVID-19 section for the current information on these.
Should I wait until I’m fit before coming along?
Where does the club meet for each session?
See our Locations page for full details.
Can I just turn up on a club night?
The Tuesday night sessions are not idea as your first session. Therefore, don’t suggest you turn up to one of these.
Are the club night runs fast?
On a Thursday night, the sessions are announced, i.e. 7 miles at 9-minute mile pace, 10 miles at 7.5-minute mile pace, etc. Therefore, you can decide which group to run with.
We suggest if coming for the first time you err on the side of caution and run is a slightly slower group. In any event, we never leave any runner alone and always stay as a group.
How do I know what my pace is?
However, if you wish to join us for a few running sessions prior to the handicap, one of our team leaders will determine what likely pace you are by asking you specific questions.
We will always err on the side of caution by starting you off in a steady group. That means you could find yourself working your way up the groups during the next few sessions or feel right at home where you are.
People join the club for different reasons; some may join to get faster and move up the groups, others will be happy to stay in the same group.
Are there changing facilities at the Club?
These changing facilities are available to members only and invited guest only, whilst the bar is open to the public.
Can clothes and valuable belongings be left in the clubhouse while I am out running?
Is drinking water available at the Clubhouse?
The bar sells tea, coffee, drinking chocolate, soft and alcoholic drinks, as well as toast and snacks.
When and how do I join?
After three to four visits, you would then need to fill out the membership form and give this to a committee member or post this to our Membership Secretary, together with a cheque for the membership fee.
See our join us page for further details.
What kit do I need?
During the dark nights, it is essential to wear something bright and visible, Group Leaders have the right to refuse to take someone not properly attired.
You are required to wear club colours (vest, t-shirt, long sleeve top, etc.) for any league races that you take part in. You can order and purchase these from our Club Kit page or just ask at the club.
Does the club cater for triathletes?
Please see the Triathlon section for more details.
I have children who are interested in joining the club. How old do they have to be and when do they train?
Please be aware currently there is a waiting list to join the junior section.
I have a question that is not covered here. Who can I contact?
How much does it cost to become a member and what do I get for my money?
Full details of our membership fees can be found on our join us page.
As well as regular training sessions your membership also includes various races and social events. Details of what is included can be found on our join us page.