Established in 1981, Claremont Road Runners running club is based in Newcastle City Centre at the Sports Centre on the Newcastle University campus, just off Claremont Road. The full address of our base is:
Sport and Fitness Centre
Newcastle upon Tyne
We are a friendly club with the emphasis on having fun while we run, and welcome runners of all abilities. Our members range in age from 18 to 85 years of age. Unfortunately, we do not currently have the facilities to offer membership to those under the age of 18.
We meet on Monday and Wednesday nights with training sessions starting at 6.00pm, so we are the ideal choice for runners working in or near central Newcastle. Monday will often find us running some of our favourite routes and Wednesday is usually reserved for interval training. Whilst, for most members, a typical training run is about 7 miles, shorter versions of each route are available for those who may be progressing from parkrun, Couch to 5K or have no desire to go further or faster!
Wednesday evenings are for more structured training planned by one of the experienced club leaders. Sessions are varied with short intervals to help us get faster, hills to help us get stronger, longer intervals to build speed endurance and even the odd boot-camp. All sessions are mixed-ability.
As well as the formal training sessions, members often get together for training runs and to enter races. Whether you are training for a marathon or simply looking to keep fit, there will be Claremont members willing to help, encourage and share the pain!
A popular club event is the quarterly handicap and social. Summer handicap races take place on the Town Moor with the winter course down at the Quayside and all are followed by a get together for food and a few drinks. We also organise our own annual race – the Weetslade Relay.
Membership offers many benefits – from making new friends and keeping fit to free entry in inter-club races and discounts in shops. More details as to the benefits and costs of membership are provided on the Join Us page, as well as links to membership forms and how to apply.
However the best way to know if we are right for you is to try. Come and run with us for a few weeks with no obligation – you are sure of a friendly welcome.