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|Whether you are either an experienced runner looking to develop or just beginning to run and need advice and encouragement, then please take a few minutes to see what Clowne Road Runners can offer you.
Welcome to the website. I'm guessing that you have landed here as you have an interest in running and live in North East Derbyshire. Hopefully you will find the information you are after on the website, if not, then please feel free to email me.
Our aim is to make everyone feel welcome to our club – whether you are a seasoned pro or maybe an enthusiastic beginner (which we all were once). Indeed our members consist of runners of all standards and ages - please don't delay coming along to see us because you believe club runners are all elite athletes (I’m not – see20the picture!). In terms of ages, our members cover the age range from 16 right up to 80. We have a sizeable contingent of lady runners as well.
Why not come down to one of our sessions, these consist of:
o Thursday night training sessions - we meet at 7pm outside Clowne Community Centre (Recreation Close, S43 4PL). Sessions are varied and there is normally the option of either a challenging session designed to build up speed, or an easy run. All sessions are led by a qualified coach including Andy Ward, one of Derbyshire’s top cross country and fell runners.
o Sunday morning long runs – 10/12 mile runs (up to 2 hours) designed to build endurance, particularly if you are looking to run a half-marathon.
o Starting soon, we will be introducing beginners sessions on a Tuesday night, starting at the bottom of Hancocks Hill, Barl borough. These runs will be of around 30 minutes in duration, ideal if you want to find your running feet. Further details will be announced on this website in due course so please keep checking or email me.
In addition, we hold regular meetings on the 1st Friday of each month at Clowne Community Centre (7pm for 7.30pm start). This is an opportunity to find out more about how the club runs, have a social chat and ask questions.
You might also be amazed at how many active members we have who like to get involved, but do not run! Many of us also enjoy the odd pint of beer - the Community Centre always has some well-kept real ale on at very reasonable prices!
We try to be a very social club and have various club outings throughout the year. There are running weekends away, race meetings, social evenings with other clubs, our Christmas party / presentation evening, a club handicap race and a series of cross country races every January/February against other local clubs.
If you would like more information before coming along to see us, or would like to make sure there will be someone available to ask for when you come down, please email me and we can arrange something.
Hope to meet you soon
Jim McIntosh Email JIMMCINTOSH9@aol.com