I am the pet tortoise at my local running club - manage 10 min miles on a good day - but I'm being shipped down to Leeds for 6 months and wondered if anyone knew of a friendly local running club I could join. I'm thinking of somewhere nice and friendly where racing isn't a necessity. I'm recovering from injury so want to build back up slowly with a view to racing in the much longer term. I'll be based and living in the city centre.
We are a very friendly running club! We meet not far from the city centre at the gym on the Vue cinema complex off Kirkstall Road. We have people of all paces and not everyone is into racing. You can just come and join us for as long as you want and you don't have to pay a penny. Have a look at our website and email if you have any questions. www.virginactiveroadrunners.co.uk
Also, consider parkrun which is a 5k held on Woodhouse Moor by the University every Saturday morning. Everyone is really friendly and supportive there too. http://www.parkrun.org.uk/leeds/Home.aspx
Another friendly club is The Abbey Runners: www.abbeyrunners.co.uk we are up in north Leeds just past Headingley. I started out in the slowmo group in April this year and was made very welcome.
Dippycat: say hi to Harp for me the next time you see her will you. (we went to the same school).
Another vote for Abbey Runners. Kirkstall Harriers cater for all abilities too.
TurboElli - give Rothwell Harriers a try: lively club, wide range of running standard.
TurboElli: linky to the Up and Running Leed Store website, there are a bunch of Local running clubs on here - it looks like most are north Leeds, but one or two might fit your bill:-
Failing that here's a link to the England Athletic affiliated club search site:-
it shows 22 clubs in Leeds. Hopefully you can find a convenient one to you. Good Luck!
You may find that they have become 'Hyde Park Runners'.
I think most of the original members were previously Virgin Active members and also Leeds parkrunners, which is run in Hyde Park hence the name!
Apologies, it is actually Hyde Park Harriers:
A-haaaaaa thank you!!!!!!
any running clubs in south leeds?
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