We offer a Wide Range of Ability Groups – We welcome ALL abilities but the best sessions for you to come to are our normal Tuesday sessions. We try to have a wide range of groups – often 4. These range from Racing Snakes to more Social paces. Check out the “Training” section on the menu
Pace The fast group will be going up to 6min/mile and the slower groups will be anything from 12min/mile upwards.
Not sure of your pace ? If you’re not sure what these paces mean then try out our Winter or Summer Handicap routes (see Main menu / Training for more details). Times range from about 30 mins up to 55 mins. If that still sounds like a struggle, then you’re welcome to come along – we will always wait for the backmarkers and will not leave anyone – especially new members. Another local group which caters for slower runners is Jog Derbyshire (link here) who may be a better match for you.
Can I just turn up ? Of course! You don’t need to be a member or even tell anyone that you’re coming. However, please check the club diary (right side of homepage or here)to make sure we are meeting at Belper Leisure Centre (BLC) or Facebook for any updates. Get to BLC about 720-725, say you’re new and you’ll be shown the ropes. If you like us, then why not join the club after a few times with us. Once you’ve joined have a browse through our club shop for training and race wear.
Check us out online first Turning up to a club as a new member can be quite intimidating. Consider following us on Facebook first (icon above), perhaps “follow” our website (link at bottom of homepage) to get news straight to your inbox.
Reasons to Join Us
- Free entries into local Summer BDL league
- Free entries into local Winter BDL league
- Tuesday night Leisure Centre Club Runs
- Monthly Club Handicaps
- Monthly Pub runs from various local pubs
- Monthly Track Sessions
- Weekly speed and hill sessions
- Lift shares to many local races
- Club Fell Series
- Club Shop
- Club London Marathon Places (very limited!)
- Annual Club Championships
- Affiliation to the North of England AA and UK Athletics
- Help and advice with your running
- Plenty of willing training partners !!!
- Increased motivation and enjoyment
- Preferential individual race entry fees (EA affiliation)
- Annual Awards Presentation Night / Meal
- Discounted Running Equipment at the following stores;