The club was formed in 1982 and is one of the longest established running clubs in the Nottingham area. We have a strong road running tradition and an extensive cross country and fell running programme. The main focus is our Monday and Thursday training sessions at the National Water Sports Centre.
Who are we?
A few of us are fanatics running 6 times a week and entering 40-50 races a year, but most are people who enjoying running 2-3 times a week to keep fit. Most are looking to improve their running performance over time. We currently have over 300 members from 18-70+ with about 40-70 coming down on club nights. Just over 40% of our membership is female.
For beginners, we suggest trying our improvers groups on a Monday night.
Not everyone wants to run races, but we encourage as many people as possible of all abilities to run for the club. No matter what your level, it could just make the difference! We participate in the Notts AAA Summer League and the North Midlands and East Midlands Cross Country leagues in the winter, as well as numerous other races.
We like to think of ourselves as much more than a running club. At present we meet at the Poppy and Pint, Lady Bay after Thursday training and we have an active social calendar with a number of events throughout the year.
Long Distance Relays
Long distance relays on well known footpaths have been a popular part of the club since our first attempt, the Pennine Way, back in 1988. In recent years we have run the Offa’s Dyke Path, Pembrokeshire Coastal Path, Southern Uplands Way, Hadrian’s Wall Path, Cleveland Way, Cotswold Way, the Peddars Way and Norfolk Coastal Path. These are as much social as running events and an opportunity to enjoy some fantastic scenery along with the cameraderie of a weekend away.
Grand Prix Series
The club organises the Holme Pierrepont Grand Prix series, which always attracts a large field of both club and unattached runners.
Interested In Joining?
See the Membership page for more on what membership gives you and how to join.
Q. Where do you meet?
A. Main reception area of Holme Pierrepont Country Park, Adbolton Lane, NG12 2LU
Q. When do you meet?
A. Monday & Thursday at 6:45 for 7pm Start (not bank holidays)
Q. Can I just turn up to an evening session?
A. Yes, we have a duty runner to help you find a suitable group
Q. Is there a charge to attend a meeting?
A. No charge per session just an annual membership fee once you are sure we meet your needs
Q. Who do I need to see on arrival?
A. You can ask for the duty runner but we will often spot you first
Q. I am new to running can I attend a session?
A. Unfortunately we are not able to accommodate complete beginners. We do offer beginners and improves courses from time to time, keep an eye on the website.
Q. How fast / far do people run?
A. There are various groups ranging in pace from 10mins per mile to 7:30 mins per mile or faster if the right group gets together. Distance can vary with pace from 4 miles to 10+ miles
Q. I can run ** miles at ** pace will I be fast enough?
A. See above but if in doubt come along and try us out, you will not be left behind
Q. Do you accept juniors?
A. Sorry, we are not able to accept members under 18 years old