Here are answers to some of the questions you may if you are new to running or would like to join our club.

New to running?

Am I too slow to attend Club Nights?

Most definitely not! We welcome all runners of all abilities. There are different pacing groups running different distances, so all you need to do is choose which one suits you best and if you are unsure we can help and point you in the right direction.

If you are new to running or have done very little recently, you may want to try our Monday night group that meet at Poole Park. View more information about this.

There is no need to worry about being too slow, we will not leave anyone behind.

I am new to running, which night should I attend?

Monday nights sessions are the best to start with if you are new to running. Groups are available from people looking to progress to a 5K through to a 5 mile run. View more info on these sessions here.

 

What running gear do I need?

A decent pair of running shoes should be considered if you are interested in running on a regular basis. Reflective/High Visibility kit is compulsory on dark nights in the autumn / winter.

Joining our club

How far to you run?

Structured groups are available covering, 4 miles, 6 miles and 10 miles each at 7:30 m/m pace, 8:30 m/m pace and 9:30m/m pace. You can choose how far you want to run each week, its up to you! Runners often change groups depending on how they feel.

The leaders of each group will change from week to week. You can find out who they are either on our club night page and they will be announced at the club before going out to run.

 

Where do you run?

All Wednesday Club runs start at The Broadstone Sports Centre from 7pm. Each week the route is different, however generally they cover Poole, Wimborne, Canford Heath, Upton etc. We have summer and winter routes, view the details here.

How can I get a club vest?

For all competitions when representing the club you are required to ear a club vest. To order your club vest please speak to Miriam Grey.

 

Are there any social events?

We’re a lively club and organise various social events. There are always a number of us having a post run drink on a Wednesday night at The Junction (Broadstone Sports Centre). Have a look at the Social Events section of this website, or visit our Facebook page for more info on what’s going on.

Does everyone run in races?

No, some of us just run for fun and to keep fit but a few of us, of varying abilities do like to enter races. The Club Championship gives you the opportunity to race against your friends if you choose to!

How much is it to join?

If you decide to join us, full membership which includes registration with England Athletics costs £32 per year. Junior membership with EA affiliation costs £34 per year. Reductions available for non competitive runners/athletes. Membership period from 1st April to 31st March. View our membership page for more info.

Can I have a trial session?

You are welcome to come along and try us out for a couple of weeks (no pressure to join).  We meet at 6:45pm in the upstairs bar with announcements, notices etc and the go for a run.

You will need to pay an entry fee to the Leisure Centre to use the facilities (showers etc) but if you decide to join, this will be covered by your membership fees.  Please remember to bring a high-vis/reflective running top for safety during the winter months.