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Royston Runners is a friendly, inclusive running club for runners of all abilities in Cambridgeshire and North Herts. It offers structured training sessions and twice-weekly club runs. The club is UKA affiliated and welcomes new members.
This activity is good for wellbeing because
- running gets you outside in all weathers and seasons – which is great for both physical and mental wellbeing;
- Royston Runners supports all members’ goals and will help you to progress to whatever level you wish to achieve;
- the club proactively supports those experiencing mental health challenges.
“Being part of Royston Runners provides a network of people to run with, share ideas, and receive coaching within a safe network. There are so many benefits to being a member – physically and mentally and it’s great for building confidence. There’s also a great range of social occasions to accompany runs where you get to know so many people. I have made many friends through being part of the club.” Robin
How to contact
Where to go
The Heath Sports Centre
What to expect
You will always get a friendly welcome at Royston Runners, which prides itself on being an inclusive and diverse running club. Some members are neuro diverse, have learning disabilities or long term physical conditions or disabilities – all abilities and ages from 16+ are club members too.
The club meets twice a week, in all weathers. During the summer months training sessions take place along quiet country lanes and off-road trails and footpaths in Cambridgeshire and North Herts. In the winter, the evening sessions centre on the well-lit streets of Royston, returning to the surrounding countryside at weekends.
All club runs are stewarded by trained and DBS checked run leaders. Runs and routes are tailored to the ability of each group, and the group you best suit will be assessed when you first attend. Club runs are a maximum of one hour and start with a safety briefing and a warm up and finish with a cool down.
If you are new to running there are Couch to 5km groups for novice runners which take place at weekends. There are also Wellbeing Walks for people who enjoy a slower pace and a chat. As well as group physical activity, Royston Runners has an active social calendar too.
Before you can join a session, you’ll need to register with the club online. You’ll then be invited to an induction session, where you’ll meet a club captain or welfare officer. This will be a chance to match your needs, ability and aspirations with the right club run or group.
You’ll need to wear fitness clothing and trainers for club runs and group sessions. In winter months, high visibility kit is also required (it can be bought from the club). You may also want to bring water.
The first month of club membership is free.
Membership is paid as an annual subscription per person.