EASTLEIGH RUNNING CLUB

Welcome to EASTLEIGH RUNNING CLUB

With run leaders and coaches, all qualified to UK Athletics standards, Eastleigh Running Club has the passion, experience and expertise to help you achieve your running ambitions. 

Joining a club can only enhance the experience of being a runner, whether through competition, social running, support and advice. Our club provides a no pressure environment that allows a runner to participate at all levels.

Our club is proud to compete in a number of local competitions, including Hampshire Cross Country, Road Race League, RR10 and the CC6 series. You will also find our members taking part in events both at home and abroad, from Park Runs to Ultras.

We don’t just run, our members enjoy social get togethers, whether for coffee and cake or an evening drink.

Reasons To Join

Because You Like Running

Improve your running, or just get fit.

Take Part & Compete

Enter races and competitions.

Qualified Coaches

Group or individual coaching sessions.

Social Events

From quiz nights to hash runs - it's not just about running!

Partner Discounts

Members are eligible for discounts from selected local businesses and retailers.

England Athletics

Official registration with England Athletics, when you join our club.

CLUB MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION

HOW MUCH IS IT TO JOIN?

The cost of joining ERC is currently £30 a year. There are reduced rates for those over 65 and runners who are members of another UK Athletics affiliated club who wish to join Eastleigh as second claim.

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

  • Use of Knightwood Leisure Centre facilities: toilets, changing and showering facilities on club nights. (Restricted during COVID)
  • England Athletics Registration Card. This provides you with the necessary insurance when competing and training. This entitles you to a reduced entry fee for most races organised with UK permits.
  • Newsletter.
  • Social Events.
  • A private members Facebook group.
  • A number of discounts from local businesses and retailers.

COACHING

The club is fortunate to enjoy the services of five qualified and dedicated coaches. They have coaching skills in athletics, endurance and triathlon.

We also have a team of run leaders with the “Leader in Running Fitness” qualification from England Athletics. Our coaches and run leaders are all keen to help any runner, at any level, who has the desire to improve.

Our Coaches

The Club has five UK Athletics qualified coaches. All support the club by organising a variety of structured sessions on club nights. They are also happy to work with athletes on an individual basis. To find out more, simply contact your coach of choice.

Talk to any coach or run leader at any of our gatherings for more information.

RACES & COMPETITIONS

The club competes in several leagues.

All club members are allowed and encouraged to enter any race in any league. You do not have to be selected or chosen to be in a team. A team comprises the first 3 or 4 (it varies from race to race) to complete an event. There is no limit to the number of ERC members that can run. If entering any race as an ERC member you must wear an official club vest (or t-shirt).

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Road Races

The road racing season with Eastleigh offers a wide range of distance challenges from 5 miles to Half Marathons.

Off Road / Cross Country

These running events are great fun with lots friendly encouragement and a real spirit of ‘in-it-together’… and sometimes a bit of mud!

The Hampshire Road Race League (HRRL) is an annual series of road races for all runners from participating clubs in the county of Hampshire.

Organised by Hampshire Athletics, the league season runs from October to February and comprises five races in Hampshire and neighbouring counties.

The RR10 league is a series of races, organised by running clubs in south-west Hampshire for their members. The races are held on Wednesday evenings during the spring and summer.

This friendly low-key league, organised by the running clubs of south Hampshire for their members, provides an excellent introduction to competitive racing. Held in the winter month, these local races are free to enter

UPCOMING EVENTS FOR ERC MEMBERS

Upcoming club events will appear here.

If you are not a member but you are interested in entering an event, please use the contact form below to start a conversation around how to join the club.

Eastleigh Running Club Walk

Millyford Bridge – New Forest

Saturday 29th January 2022

CC6 Race 5

Sunday 30th January 2022

CLUB KIT

Inspired by the USA team kit for the 1988 Winter Olympics, the club founders adopted the now locally famous orange and silver colours for the club.

All of the club kit available is listed below and can be ordered by e-mailing the Kit Officer from form on the members page.

Time to get running...

Eastleigh Running Club caters for all ages from 16 upwards and we only require you to be able to run 5k non-stop.

YOU ARE NEVER TOO OLD!

There are lots of opportunities to achieve your running and athletic goals, whether it is serious competition or just running for fun.

Just use the form below to let us know when you're ready...

WHERE WE MEET

Our principal club nights are Monday and Thursday when we meet at 7pm prompt at Places for People Leisure, Passfield Avenue, Eastleigh, SO50 9NL.

We also meet on a Tuesday evening 7 pm prompt, at Knightwood Leisure Centre, Valley Park, Chandlers Ford, SO53 4SJ.

Tuesday track sessions are at Wyvern College, Botley Road, Eastleigh, SO50 7AN, on selected dates.

Other sessions, such as intervals and group led runs are also on offer.

OUR TYPICAL WEEK

Monday – Group runs of varying pace and distances

Tuesday – Coached speed, interval sessions in Chandlers Ford along with some group runs. Monthly speed training at Wyvern Track.

Thursday – Group runs of varying pace and distances along with a coached speed or strength session.

Sunday  – Informal group runs of varying pace and distance, on and off road.

Get in touch to find out more...

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