Like many of the smaller clubs, we began life as a Jogging Club: one result of the jogging boom of the early 1980's. The club emblem was the ROADRUNNER because it reflected what the sport was then - road running which would ultimately lead us to a road marathon. Since then, the jogging boom has died and the club has changed its name to a Running Club.
We still use the ROADRUNNER as an emblem but our running has diversified immensely. Some runners take part in a multisport approach where running is part of the bigger picture: Triathletes, Duathletes, Weightlifters and keep-fit fanatics also form part of the part of the club. The reason each person has for running can be as varied as their careers.
We currently have over 100 members varying from those who want to get round to those who want to get round quickly. Since most people take up running later in life the majority of our members are over 30. A recent intake in the ladies section means that we probably have a 40/60 mix between male and female members. We host two races a year and take part in a variety of races both on road and cross country. In addition to running the club socialises and arranges bowling evenings, quizzes, meals, trips to Walthamstow Dogs, barbeques etc.
Your questions answered!
Where can I find you?
We run three times a week; on Tuesdays and Thursdays from the Tennis Club at 7.00 for a 7.15 p.m. start and on Sundays at 10.00 at Whitewebbs Park.
What training do you do?
Members are welcome to take part in as many or as few training sessions as they like. Tuesday and Thursday runs tend to be anything from 3 miles to 8 miles with longer runs on Sundays ranging from 5 to 11 miles (or longer if training for FLM).
Can I turn up or do I have to join first?
We extend a warm welcome to all runners. Please come along and run with us for a couple of weeks before committing to a membership.
I am only looking to train for the Virgin London Marathon, how will I find others to train with?
Last year over 20 members took part in the London Marathon with finishing times ranging from 3:30 to 6:30. Members of similar abilities often train together outside of club meetings.