Who are we? Romsey Road Runners is an amateur running club. We offer a programme of training, racing and social events, and there is no pressure to do any more than you feel capable of doing. There is, however, lots of encouragement from like-minded people who understand the joys and pains of running.
Who can join? We are open to all runners who are aged 15 years and over and like to welcome as diverse a crowd as possible! Whilst we can cater for a range of abilities in our groups, we would suggest that you should be able to gently jog about 5 km as some of our sessions are that kind of length (although most of our sessions will have short breaks in between periods of running). If you’re not sure, then get along to your nearest parkrun to find out…! If you are facing physical or mental challenges that you think might impact your participation, then please get in touch with us first so we can see how best to include you.
How much does it cost? The annual membership is £41 (£28.50 for juniors and students) with an option to opt-out if you choose not to join England Athletics, but your first run with us is free to check us out and make sure the club is for you. The club membership fee includes our organised running sessions and advice, entry to the local CC6/RR10 races, and provides discounts of 10% off merchandise at selected running shops. The England Athletics membership provides you with discounted race entries for events all over the country, and free entry to the Hampshire Road Race and Cross-Country Leagues.
What should I wear? Arrive dressed to run. You are requested to wear reflective articles of clothing during the winter months for your own safety, and headtorches can be very helpful – take a look at our Kit for items you can purchase through the club.
What do I do next? Come and join us for a few evenings to find out more. Once you’ve decided you would like to join you can talk to our membership secretary at one of our club nights to find out how to join. You can also join online.
Where do I go? We meet two evenings a week at 6:20 for a 6:30 start. Please check our training schedule for where we will be meeting. In general:
- in the Winter (between September and April) we meet at Woodley Village Hall on Monday nights and the Sports Centre next to the Romsey Rapids on Thursday nights;
- in the Summer (between April and September) we meet at Braishfield Village Hall on Monday nights and at the Mountbatten School track on Thursday nights.
Hope to see you soon!
British Triathlon Membership Any members who are also keen triathletes might like to take advantage of the club’s current affiliation to the British Triathlon Federation. Go to the membership pages and find Romsey Road Runners in the dropdown list of clubs at the start of the joining/renewing process to benefit from an £11 discount.