About Us

About Us -  Christchurch Runners is a UK Affiliated Running Club

Our club is based at East Christchurch Sports and Social Club (ECSSC)

 Origins of the Running Club

The club was formed in 1982 as a works club - Plessey Christchurch Runners and Joggers and is now an open running club affiliated to UK Athletics. Please note we do not run coaching sessions.

It is organisationally a subsection of the East Christchurch Sports and Social Club (ECSSC), which has a range of facilities including changing rooms and showers!


What we do?

We are a small friendly bunch of runners who aim to have fun and keep fit through running with others.

Why not just come along and introduce yourself at one of our training events.

We currently have around 60 members of very varied speeds.

Everyone is welcome, no matter what your standard, and all of the club events are designed to give all an equal chance to excel.

Make it known what you want out of your involvement and you will quickly find yourself in with a group who will encourage and help you achieve your goals.

We also currently organise two well supported UKA registered events: The Christmas 10k, which has raised over £70,000 for good causes since its' inception in 1991 and the Hoburne 5, which from humble beginnings raised £2,900 for good causes last year.

If you would like to join the running club, please come along to one of our runs, then you can decide after a few runs if you want to join by filling in the membership form (see link above). Subscription (below) is paid via bank transfer as advised by our Membership Secretary or in person at one of our runs. Membership allows you to participate in events on behalf of the club, or use the club's changing facilities.

Year subscription to our running club is a bargain at  £5,

 although you must also be a member of ECSSC (Individual  £18, Family £24, OAP £9) via ECSSC link above.

Membership of UK Athletics is optional (additional fee applies)

Contact us if you require further information mailto:club@christchurch-runners.org.uk

If you are interested in joining in, but do not want to run, we are always on the lookout for people to do the timekeeping for our events.

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