About

Why run alone when you can have company?

Thornbury Running Club is a friendly local club catering for runners of all abilities and ages (minimum age 18) meeting twice a week at 7:00 pm at Thornbury Leisure Centre

Our aim is to provide a local club that offers a friendly and social environment open to all running abilities. We believe in running for fun, fitness and competition. And for those who wish to improve their running we can support you through coaching and by providing you with opportunities to compete for the club. We have a large number of England Athletic (EA) qualified leaders and several EA Qualified Coaches.

Membership is growing with over 200 runners and a near equal split between men and women ranging in age from 20 to over 70. New members are always welcome and we suggest anyone interested runs with us a few times before decide if they want to join.

Thursday evening is the official Club Night and we also meet on Tuesday for coaching and Sunday for long runs. On the Thursday Club Night we run in 5 pace groups ranging from 7 mins / mile to 12 mins / mile to cater for all running speeds. The Tuesday sessions are either a coached interval session to improve speed and technique or a steady short run.  We also regularly use a local track on Tuesday for sessions.

Club members participate in many of the local and national events from 5k parkrun, 10k, half marathon, marathon and ultra marathon. In the winter we have a strong cross country team.

The club organises three race a year, the Riverbank Rollick in January, Thornbury 10k in July and Oldbury 10 miler in September, all of which are very well supported.

We also run a 9 week ‘Introduction to Running for Beginners’ twice a year. Many people who have participated in these sessions have gone on to join the club and several have progressed to running 10k races and even marathons.

In addition to the running the club arranges regular social events including ‘Run & Rehydrate’ (a run starting from a different location followed by drinks), Xmas lights & Chilli run and a summer party

Explore the website to find out more about the club or contact membership@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk

 

 

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