Runnymede Runners is a road running club, which also participates in many cross-country events. Many members also take part in Duathlon, Triathlon and Ironman events. The club colours are Blue.
We are a friendly running club, cater for all standards of runners – fast and slow, for all distances from 5K to marathon, and for adults over the age of 18 – you are never too old or too young to start. All standards of runners are welcome.
As with most other sports, running is more fun when you participate and share experiences with others. If you want to start running to get fit or if you want to improve your running, training in a group with other like-minded people helps with motivation and enjoyment of the sport.
We train on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. For further details see training under the Club menu or click here
Our Membership year runs from April to March, and the subscription fees for this year are ;
Members are encouraged to join England Athletics ( not compulsory ) on top of their standard membership, the benefits listed below.
The chance to enter the RRs ballot for a VLM marathon place ( conditions apply )
As an athlete registered with England Athletics you have access to a range of benefits and offers, these are listed below:
• Registered athletes are able to compete in events exclusively available to registered athletes. Under UKA Rules for Competition many competitions, particularly track and field, are only open to registered athletes
• Discounted entry (minimum £2 for England Athletics registered athletes) to UKA licensed road races
• Eligible to compete for your club in road races (rather than as unattached if unregistered)
• Access to championship competitions for club athletes across numerous disciplines at a national, regional and local level
• Eligibility to compete in national representative teams and at England Athletics age group level
• Access to The Record newsletter from England Athletics, providing key information on the sport, including opportunities available to registered athletes. You can ensure your email address and mailing preferences are up to date by logging in to the myAthletics portal using the link at the top right of this page
• Exclusive offers and discounts from a range of England Athletics’ commercial partners, including DW Fitness First, InterContinental Hotels Group and AfterShokz, via The Edge newsletter – these are only available to England Athletics’ registered athletes
• The ability to have a say on how the sport is run and funded in a way that reflects your fundamental importance to the sport.
|Please Use the new Web-based platform to pay…http://www.myclubhouse.co.uk/RunnymedeRunners . Existing Members should have received an email from Peter Mathews with signon instructions.
If you have not received this (e.g. new member) then please register as the website above.
Special Note: Existing Members, if you get an invite and you go to the website and see only £20 for standard fees and you want to pay for England Athletics… please accept offer for £20 Standard Membership
then add England Athletics by clicking “choose addons” (green button) to add it to your basket, thanks
EVERYONE is welcome to run with us first, and join later.
Runnymede Runners Events below. See our diary page for more information.
On the last Thursday of each of the summer months, the Club organises a handicap race, which takes place from Savill Gardens’ car park. According to their handicap time, the slowest start first and the fastest start last. A trophy (which the winner holds for a month) is given to the person who crosses the finish line first. This means that anybody can win (provided they are a Club member) not just the fastest runner.
Every year in June the Club organises a relay race in Windsor Great Park. Teams consists of 6 people and many other running clubs participate in this event. All profits from the relay go to charity.
Runnymede Runners belong to the MABAC League together with 10 other running clubs from Surrey and is competing against these clubs throughout the year. On a monthly basis the clubs in the MABAC League alternately organises a cross-country race. These races are all about 5 miles long, however, a 2½ mile run for juniors, joggers and walkers are also arranged. Most of these races take place on a Sunday morning.
In March each year, the MABAC League organises an open event in Cranleigh, Surrey. You decide the distance yourself – either 15 miles or 21 miles. Many people use this as a training run for the London Marathon. Runnymede Runners are also expected to attend a drink station.
This half marathon is a cross-country event, which takes place in July in the Holmbury St. Mary area of the North Downs in Surrey. The course is very scenic, but quite hilly. Afterwards we usually picnic in the grounds of the local school.
Runnymede Runners belong to the Surrey Cross-Country League. 4 cross-country events are arranged throughout the winter months. The races take place on Saturday afternoons. This is a good opportunity to experience traditional cross country running. We are in one of the lower divisions, and runners of all abilities are welcome. As usual, we find a nearby pub to relive the highlights of the race and generally socialise.
If running in the events does not appeal to you, the Club actively helps and supports other events in the local area, i.e. provide marshals for the London Marathon, the Cranleigh 15/21 race and the Surrey Slog half marathon. Help is also given to the Staines 10K race.
A range of T-shirts, sweatshirts, vests etc. in club colours with the Runnymede Runners’ logo is available to purchase from the Kit Secretary.
The Club holds a wide variety of social events throughout the year. Past functions have included theatre trips, Christmas dinners, river boat trips, skittles etc.
Club trips to participate in races abroad are normally arranged 1-2 times a year.
Use of Egham Leisure Centre changing rooms and showers during the winter season. ( club nights only )
With Nick Dorey LCSP (PHYS)
All members receive a newsletter every other month, detailing club runs, race results and social activities of the Club. Articles are always welcome and should be submitted to the Editor, preferably by e-mail.
All members are entitled to a 10% discount at local running shops. These include:
The Sweatshop in Teddington, Woking and Reading.
Apex Sports in Farnham Common, near Slough.
Tortoise and the Hare, Cranleigh, Surrey
As Runnymede Runners is a UK Athletics affiliated club, all members who are individually affiliated to UKA pay a discounted entrance fee in most races. You should always run in the Runnymede Runners colours, if you enter a race as an affiliated member.