Improve with the support of our community
Whether you are completely new to running and looking for a group that will help you complete your first 5k, or a more experienced runner aiming to progress and compete more regularly at local or regional levels, we offer a supportive community that will help you achieve your goals. Our main club nights are on Tuesday and Thursday. The sessions are all fully coached and support runners training at all distances from 5km to marathons.
When: Juniors 6pm and Adults 7pm
Where: Look at the Tuesday training page for meeting details for your group.
On Tuesdays we cater for Juniors and Adults with five different groups ranging from new and nearly new to experienced and faster runners. The atmosphere before the sessions begin is always very social and members often head to the Roebuck on Richmond Hill afterwards to continue the socialising.
Where: meeting at Osterley track just off the A4
Thursday night track sessions are held at Osterley track. These are designed to improve fitness and running technique with specific race goals in mind. All speeds and training groups are catered for and encouraged to attend.
New to Ranelagh?
If you are new to the club then you can expect a warm welcome, simply let us know you are coming for a taster session by filling in this form and introduce yourself to a group leader or our dedicated ‘new runners’ coordinator who can advise which group to go out with.
New and nearly new runners
We make every effort to support runners who may be coming back to the sport and encourage new runners, who perhaps do not feel very confident. We make a promise to all runners that you will never be left to run alone when we go out for training runs. We also promise that we will coach people at all levels and help them to improve.
Everyone has to start somewhere and on Tuesdays we have a Development group for runners who have recently taken up running. Every year we organise a Women’s Beginners Course who want to take up running. Usually, the courses start in May and last 8 weeks the women on the courses then are encouraged to join the club as improvers in the Development group.
Staying Safe while running
During the winter months our training sessions take place in the dark and for many of our members running either very early or late in the day is an unavoidable aspect of training. We recommend that our members follow this guidance to stay safe running in all conditions throughout the year:
- Avoid loud music
- Be visible
- Use lights and ideally a running head torch
- Run in a group where possible
- Tell someone where you are going
- Take your phone
- Run against the flow of traffic
- Use well-lit routes
- Vary your route and times
- Trust your instincts