Reading Roadrunners is one of the largest clubs in the South of England and is open to members of all abilities. We participate in a range of individual and team events, on and off the road. Our club also incorporates a vibrant social element. This is something we endeavour to bring to every race, track session and out-run.
Our members benefit from a large range of UKA coaches, always on hand to advise and guide individual members to reach their goals and true potential. They take group sessions on club nights offering good structured training for beginners up to the more seasoned runner.
We meet at Palmer Park Stadium on a Wednesday evening, 6.30pm until 8pm for the track. This is our main session and the one potential new members are advised to attend. We also meet at 6.30pm on a Thursday evening for a 5.5-6 mile out-run and Friday at 6.30pm for an hour on the track. Sunday Morning out runs leave Palmer Park at 9.00am and these are dependent on who turns up!
We also like to meet socially and organise many non-running events throughout the year. These can be viewed on our Social page and our calendar on the home page.
And if you are a complete beginner, You may be a bit daunted about the thought of joining a running club if you have never been a member of one before. Don’t be: we have members with a wide range of ability, age and commitment. Whatever your standard of fitness, you’ll be more than welcome. You are bound to find someone in the club who is about the same standard as you.
We have an induction session on Wednesdays where you will be given a brief history about the club, then have a 30-40 min fun session with one of our qualified coaches. At the end of the induction you will be given an induction booklet which has useful information in which includes hydration, stretching and of course Reading Roadrunners.
The club is very social. Most of our runs finish with a few drinks in the bar afterwards, and we have some good social events parties.
The best way to find out if you want to join us is to come along on a Wednesday evening.
Benefits of club membership
Discounts on races:
Reading Roadrunners is affiliated to the South of England Athletic Association, UK Athletics and England Athletics. Club members therefore do not pay the “unattached” levy when entering races organised under UKA rules.
Discounts on running shoes and clothes:
Club members get 10% discount at Sweatshop and a discount at Cotswold Outdoor on production of their current membership card.
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