We would love for you to come and join us whether you are looking to simply get fit or run X-country.
The Membership fees are as follows:
- Adults £36.00 per year.
- Juniors £6.00 per year (those aged 11-18 years or students in full-time education).
- Walkers £12 per year.
*Membership fees are payable every April. New joiners will pay a fee on a pro-rata basis for the first year of membership.
We understand that it can a nerve-wracking experience to join a new group of people, especially a running club where there will always be the inevitable concerns about whether you will be able to keep up. Rest-assured that there is nothing to worry about! Every single one of us started off running at some point or another. It is never too early or late too take up the sport. We all know how it is to be a beginner and we won’t leave anyone behind or make you feel uneasy if you struggle at any stage.
Most of our runs last around an hour but there are runners that take shorter routes each week. So if you want to progress bit by bit it’s not a problem. Do take the time to build your stamina. All of us lose our fitness occasionally and need time to rebuild it. Running in a group is also better for your motivation because on those weeks that you don’t really feel like it or just want to cut things short, others will encourage you to persist, push-on and build up your fitness.
Running is a great, healthy pastime and most of us just run to enjoy ourselves and keep fit. Our club is not really that competitive, though there is the opportunity to take part in competitive events if you like. This could include the Mid-Essex league which takes place between autumn and spring or the Essex Summer 10k Series. There is also the Easter Trail race series along with a number of local trail races which are regularly organised by some of the other Essex running clubs available for you to participate in.
We really do have runners of all ages, genders, backgrounds and abilities so whatever your motivation for running you will be fine. If you usually run on the road then don’t worry. It often takes people a little time to adjust to X-country running but we find that once this has happened most people become converts. You will be able to run around some of the most scenic countryside in Essex and along footpaths and fields that you probably didn’t know existed! Running off-road is also much better on your joints and reduces the impact on any underlying injuries. So, what are you waiting for?
If you are interested in joining us but a little bit worried why not get in touch and have a quick chat or arrange to go for a short run with one of us just to gauge how you’d get on?
Many of our runners can also be found at either Maldon or Chelmsford Parkrun so on Saturdays so if you spot the club vest just come and say hello.
Meeting one of us beforehand means it’s a lot less intimidating the first time you turn up to a session on a Sunday or Tuesday. Most people soon wonder what they were ever worried about. However, we do appreciate it takes time to settle in and make up your mind about things so our usual policy is to allow people to take part in the first 5 or 6 sessions for free.
We look forward to welcoming you…
- All runners under 18 years will need to be accompanied by an adult parent or guardian for insurance reasons.
- The club is a member of England Athletics and The Association of Running Clubs and associated with the Trail Running Association. All insurance and permits for events are obtained by way of one or more of these organisations.
- You will not be covered by our Public Liability insurance until you become a fully-paid member.
- The club does not have any “Qualified Leaders” or “Coaches” as defined by UK Athletics.
- Members agree to abide by the club rules as detailed in the constitution copies of which are available on request.