frequently asked questions

Unfortunately our insurance doesn't cover anyone under 18 but any adults are free to join.

We never leave anyone behind and use run backs or mustering.

If you can run 4 miles in approximately 42 minutes or under then why not try the main road running session on Tuesday or Thursday evening as this will give you a good insight into the club and whether you think the standard run would be a good starting point for you.

We welcome any prospective new members to come and try us out for two or three sessions for free before deciding if you′d like to join or not.

Take your time, we think you′ll like us!

We run on Tuesdays and Thursday at 7pm from the Royal British Legion (entrance off) Western Road, Mickleover. On Tuesdays we offer a 7.30min mile group (10kish), a 8.30min mile group (10kish), a 9.30min mile group (around 5 miles with mustering) as well as a 10.30min mile group (around 4 miles with mustering). On Thursdays we offer the 9.30min mile group and the 10.30min mile group.

We also do intervals, hill reps, trail runs in the Spring/Summer, and head torch runs in the Winter.

Sometimes Sunday runs take places too but often club members organise these through our Facebook page!

What you like really. Most people go for shorts and a technical t-shirt or vest in the summer. Road shoes are fine for most of our routes.

In winter people tend to wear leggings and long tops, maybe with a t-shirt or something on top of that if it’s cold. The winter routes are mainly on the pavement, but wear something bright and / or high viz if you have it.

Unfortunately this may not be possible due to the high number of people we get at run runs and narrow paths we may take during the sessions.

Social (non competitive, non England Athletics affiliation) membership is £15.00 for the whole year. This entitles you to train at the Tuesday and Thursday sessions.

If you prefer to be affiliated to England Athletics [Competing Members] which entitles you to discounts on race entry fees (at least £2 per race) then the cost is £30.

The club is run by a committee of unpaid volunteers.

There are lots of benefits: - Running in a group is much more fun and safer than running on your own.

It′s easier to keep motivated, particularly in the winter and can help with speed, distance and general gains in your running.

We are a friendly, sociable group who not only appreciate the benefits of running (physical and mental health) but also enjoy the social aspects too.

Joining the Club has provided many of us with a wider social group and access to shared running (and life) experiences too!

Competing Members that have been rejected for entry to the London Marathon ballot can go in the hat for the one club place.