Dunstable Road Runners - About Us

About Us

Who are we?

Dunstable Road Runners are a small and friendly running club, catering for competitive and social runners of all abilities and ages (15 and over)

 

Originally formed in 1983 with just a handful of members, our membership has grown steadily to well over 100 today.

 

We are naturally going to be a tiny bit biased here, but we do pride ourselves on being a very welcoming and friendly club with a great involvement from our membership.

 

On all runs, our group leaders ensure that no one is left behind or left to run on their own. Help and advice is always available from our coaching team and support & encouragement from our members is never in short supply.

 

The most important thing for us is putting on those running shoes, getting out there and enjoying it, but we are also very well represented at local races and some further afield. The ‘fun in the mud’ cross country series is always a seasonal highlight!

 

As you can see from our site, we host several events during the year and are always overwhelmed by the support of our club members and positive feedback from those taking part.


Where are we?

We are based at Dunstable Community Football Centre, Creasey Park. Within this new, modern centre, there is a bar/function room along with our own changing facilities.

 

In the winter months our evening running is fairly restricted to the roads and pavements of the surrounding area, however, we occasionally don head torches and get a little more adventurous. During the summer months, we can get off the roads and explore the wonders of the Chilterns right on our doorstep.

When do we meet?

Our main club night is on a Wednesday at 7pm from Creasey Park where we have numerous groups catering for all levels and abilities.

 

On Mondays there is a social / recovery run at 7pm from Creasey Park. This run normally heads out as one group, but don’t worry, the pace is nice and easy.

 

Friday night runs are arranged on an adhoc basis – please check before you turn up!

In addition to the standard club nights, we also run interval sessions on a Tuesday, ideal for those that wish to work on improving running speed.

 

There are numerous weekend runs that are normally arranged during club nights or via the power of social media (what did we ever do before we had that?) Join us on Facebook or check the forum to get involved.

Anything else?

Yes, loads. As well as our regular evening and weekend runs, we have a number of social events and annual favourites, such as our ‘Hot Cross Bun’ and ‘Mince Pie’ runs.

 


Want to give it a go?

If you would like to come and give it a try, just come along on one of the club nights or get in touch via the website, facebook or twitter. Ideally, it would be good if you can already run or jog for 45 minutes, at around 12 mins/mile pace (so around 3.75 miles in that time). There are no membership obligations or costs involved to giving it a go, just turn up and enjoy. 

 

Please feel free to contact us to discuss any of this further