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Run Anglia: Thinking of joining a running club? Check out our club directory

PUBLISHED: 16:48 26 February 2018 | UPDATED: 18:31 27 February 2018

Runners at the 10K event of the Bungay Black Dog running festival. 
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Runners at the 10K event of the Bungay Black Dog running festival. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Archant Norfolk 2017

Thinking of joining a running club? Check out our directory of clubs in the region

Bungay Black Dog Running Club

Meeting place: ‘Bungay Area Running Centre’ (BARC), situated near to The Maltings Pavilion, Pernhow Street, Ditchingham

Training schedule: Tuesdays – 6.30–7.30pm (speed training, repetitions, and hill sessions); Thursdays – 6.40pm (various runs); Juniors aged between 8 and 17 train on Monday and Thursday evenings at 6.30pm; Sundays – various club runs throughout year.

They say: We encourage members of all abilities and are much more than just a running club.

Membership cost: £24 (adult – aged 23+); £7.50 (age 8 - 22); £5 (Juniors age 8 -17); Family membership £27 (1 adult + up to 3 children) or £51 (2 adults + up to 3 children).

Website: bungayblackdogrunningclub.co.uk

Contact: bbdrc.pr@gmail.com

Beccles & Bungay Harriers AC

Meeting place: Tuesdays – Malting Meadow, Pirnow Street, Ditchingham (till March). Bungay High School (April to August); Thursdays – Sir John Leman High School, Beccles.

Training schedule: Tuesdays & Thursdays – 6.45-8.15pm

They say: We are a small, friendly club that welcomes all abilities – you’re guaranteed a warm welcome. Experienced/competitive runners are coached by head coach Lynn Emmett; Intermediates are coached by Emma Blackwell and Sam O’Hara; Beginners are coached by Samantha O’Hara; Juniors are coached by Gary Howe

Membership cost: Adults £15, Juniors £5 (special rates for families) – Session fees are £1.50 a time (discounts available via standing orders)

Website: becclesandbungayharriers.org.uk

Contact: gary.howe@btinternet.com

Bure Valley Harriers

Meeting place: Summer training (Mid April to September) - Tuesdays – Worstead (NR28 9WH) and Thursdays – Sloughbottom Park (NR3 2ES). Winter training (October to mid April) - Tuesdays – Thorpe Recreation Ground - St Andrews FC (NR7 0XQ) and Thursdays – ASDA (NR6 5DT)

Training schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays 6.15pm; Saturdays – parkrun club runs, occasional track and hill sessions; Sunday – beach runs at Winterton, regular runs at Whitlingham, Marriotts Way.

They say: We are a small, friendly and sociable running club with members of all abilities.

Membership cost: £15. A further £15 UKA fee is required if you want to race with the club.

Website: burevalleyharriers.com

Contact: brenhutcheon@gmail.com

City of Norwich AC

Meeting place: Weekly road sessions based at Sportspark at UEA.

Training schedule: Mondays – 6.30pm (4-5 miles at modest pace); Tuesdays – 6.30pm (6-10 miles at 6-9-minute mile pace); Thursdays – 6.30pm (effort session); Sundays – 10-12 miles

They say: We welcome runners of all abilities – from beginners to international standard athletes.

Membership cost: £21 (athletic membership); £16 (off track membership) – other membership options available – see website. You may also sign up for a free trial month.

Website: conac.org.uk

Contact: roadrunning@conac.org.uk

Coltishall Jaguars

Meeting place: Scottow Enterprise Park (former RAF Coltishall site)

Training schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays – 6.30pm; Sundays – 8am. Winter training programme through to April sees several different venues used. See website for details.

They say: We’re a friendly and sociable running club that welcome persons of all abilities – from beginners and casual runners to more serious athletes.

Membership cost: £30 (including UKA registration), £15 (not including UKA registration)

Website: coltishalljaguars.co.uk

Contact: alan@coltishalljaguars.co.uk

Dereham Runners AC

Meeting place: Neatherd High School

Training schedule: Tuesdays – 6.30pm (effort session); Thursdays – 6.30pm (long distance training)

They say: Caters for all runners irrespective of age, sex and ability and extends a warm welcome to all runners.

Membership cost: £33 including UKA fee.

Website: derehamrunners.clubbuzz.co.uk

Contact: Todd Lake

Diss & District AC

Meeting place: Diss Sports Ground, Shelfanger Road, Diss, IP22 4XU

Training schedule: Tuesdays 7-8pm

They say: Offer training in all disciplines of athletics, including track, field, cross country and road running, to the people of Diss and the surrounding area. Anyone aged nine years and over is welcome to join - from beginners to those looking to improve in a particular discipline.

Membership cost: £35

Website: dissanddistrictathleticsclub.co.uk

Contact: dissathleticsclub@gmail.com

Great Yarmouth & District AC

Meeting place: Wellesley Recreation Ground

Training schedule: Thursdays – 6.45pm

They say: We offer a warm and friendly welcome to athletes of all abilities. Younger athletes MUST be at least 8 years old AND in school year 4 at school to come and train with us. No upper age limit.

Membership cost: From £15

Website: gydac.co.uk

Contact: website@gydac.co.uk

Great Yarmouth Road Runners

Meeting place: Marina Centre, Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth NR30 2ER, UK

Training schedule: Tuesdays – 6.45-8.15pm (beginners); Thursdays – 6.30-8.15pm (training runs ranging from 6-9 miles)

They say: GYRR or Great Yarmouth Road Runners are a Great Yarmouth/Gorleston area running club for all abilities, ages and gender.

Membership cost: £34 (includes UKA fee)

Website: gyrr.co.uk

Contact: gyrr@hotmail.co.uk

Norfolk Gazelles RC

Meeting place: City Academy School, Bluebell Road, Norwich, NR4 7LP; The Fitness Space, Cringleford, NR4 6AU

Training schedule: Mondays 6.15pm for 6.30pm start (City Academy School); Thursdays – 6.30pm (Fitness Space)

They say: We’re a friendly road running club based in Norwich. Welcome all standards and ages.

Membership cost: £30 (includes UKA affiliation)

Website: norfolkgazelles.co.uk

Contact: chairman@norfolkgazelles.co.uk

North Norfolk Beach Runners

Meeting place: Cromer Lawn Tennis and Squash Club, NR27 0EX

Training schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays – 6.45pm

They say: We’re a friendly running club – age profile evenly spread from 18-80. We welcome guests who are on holiday or on business in the area and wish to escape for a run.

Membership cost: £15 until end of April

Website: nnbr.co.uk

Contact: chairman@nnbr.co.uk

North Norfolk Harriers AC

Meeting place: Gresham’s School Cromer Road, Holt NR25 6EA

Training schedule: Wednesdays – 6-7pm

They say: We are a new running and athletics club for children in North Norfolk. The intention is to nurture young talent, encourage participation in local competitions, and, crucially, promote a fit and active lifestyle for children locally – regardless of age and ability

Membership cost: £30 (£2.50 per session thereafter) - age range 8-18.

Website: theharriers.com

Contact: secretary@theharriers.com

Norwich Road Runners

Meeting place: Sewell Park Sports Centre, Constitution Hill, Norwich, NR3 4BX

Training schedule: Mondays – (beginners/recovery run); Tuesdays – (interval training/endurance/hill running); Thursdays – club run in different pace groups.

They say: We cater for all ages and abilities – from those who can win races, to those who have only just started running. 
We’re a large, friendly community that comes together to develop their running, participate in races and activities as a club, and make new friends.

Membership cost: £35 – includes affiliation with UK Athletics.

Website: www.norwichroadrunners.com

Contact: contact@norwichroadrunners.com

Ryston Runners AC

Meeting place: The Federation Club, Lynn Road, Downham Market

Training schedule: Mondays – 7.30-9pm (track session at Lynnsport and Leisure Park Athletics Track); Thursdays – 7pm (meet at Downham Town Sports Federation), Saturdays – informal training run

They say: Open to all ages and all abilities and offer a suitable level of support for all members, from beginners trying to get fit or juniors trying out athletics for the first time through to the more seasoned and elite athletes.

Membership cost: £30

Website: rystonrunners.org.uk

Contact: secretary@rystonrunners.org.uk

Name: Team Dunerunner & Team Dunedawg (Canicross arm)

Meeting place: Winterton-on-Sea, (plus other Norfolk coast locations)

Training schedule: Every Wednesday 18:45 Winterton (Human & Canicross Runners); Every Tuesday 18:30 Suffolk (Human & Canicross); Monthly Weekends (both venues)

They say: A community of like minded fun loving folk who quite simply like to get outside surrounded by nature.

Membership cost: £40 per year and includes Team Shirt

Website: www.dunerunner.co.uk

Contact: Martin Rendle – 07968083334

Thetford Athletic Club

Meeting place: Thetford Grammar School Bridge Street, IP24 3AF or Breckland Leisure Centre & Waterworld, Croxton Road, IP24 1JD

Training schedule: Mondays and Wednesdays – 6.30pm (structured training)

They say: Offer the most up-to-date techniques and best practices available to develop top quality opportunities for members, both competitive and non-competitive athletes, coaches and technical officials.

Membership cost: Senior running member (attending coached sessions) £84; Senior running member (not attending coached sessions) £34

Website: thetford-ac.co.uk

Contact: seniors@thetford-ac.co.uk

Reepham Runners

Meeting place: Stimpson’s Piece, near the Pavilion. Winter months the clubs runs from the car park next to the Taverham Partnership doctors’ surgery.

Training schedule: Tuesdays – 6.30pm (structured session); Thursdays 6.30pm (hill session); Sundays 8.30am

They say: We are the least competitive club around – most runners run for fitness or have very modest objectives.

Membership cost: £35

Website: reephamrunners.co.uk

Contact: chair@reephamrunners.co.uk

Harling AC

Meeting place: Harling Sports Ground, Church Road, East Harling, Norwich, NR16 2NB

Training schedule: Mondays – 7-8pm; Saturdays 9-10.30am

They say: Catering for all levels of fitness from complete novice to experienced athlete they offer training in both track and field events including running.

Membership cost: £60 adults; £54 juniors

Website: harlingac.com

Contact: harlingathletics@gmail.com

Wymondham AC

Meeting place: Wymondham Rugby Club

Training schedule: Mondays – 6.30pm; Thursdays 6.30pm (various locations)

They say: Welcomes beginners as well as advanced – we pride ourselves on helping and encouraging our members to achieve their running goals and sharing in their sense of achievement when they do.

Membership cost: £21

Website: wymondhamac.org.uk

Contact: secretary@wymondhamac.org.uk

Waveney AC

Meeting place: Normanston Park, Oulton Broad (Tuesdays and Thursdays); Beccles Sports Centre, Ringsfield Road (Wednesdays)

Training schedule: Tuesdays – 6.30pm start; Wednesdays – 6.30pm start; Thursdays – 6.30pm start

They say: We are a happy, friendly and social club with over 360 members, more than half of senior members being ladies, and around 100 juniors. We welcome new members of all abilities, from beginners to more serious runners.

Membership cost: £30

Website: waveneyvalley.org

Contact: ajsfairs@hotmail.com

West Norfolk AC

Meeting place: Lynnsport King’s Lynn

Training schedule: Tuesday and Thursday 7pm, Saturday 12pm

They say: We are a small, but friendly, club

Membership cost: £33 for adults, £25 for kids

Website: westnorfolkac.co.uk

Contact: info@westnorfolkac.co.uk

Lowestoft Road Runners

Meeting place: Water Lane Leisure Centre (Sport Centre), adjacent to the The Ark, Water Lane Leisure Centre, Lowestoft.

Training schedule: Mondays – 6.20pm (coached session for beginners); Tuesdays – 6.20pm (hill or speed session); Thursdays – 6.20m (club run)

They say: We pride ourselves on being a friendly club, with around 50 members and welcome runners both male and female from 18 years old and of all abilities from complete beginners to the fastest in the county.

Membership cost: £30

Website: lowestoftroadrunners.co.uk

Contact: lowestoftroadrunners@gmail.com

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