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
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).
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)
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.
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.
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)
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.
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
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
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)
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)
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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