running club fees

How much is yours?

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02/03/2009 at 12:37

£37 per year (inc UKA affiliation) based in a local council leisure centre so good changing facilities/parking, on the edge of a country park

Football field is marked out as track, as a bonus we also have a micro brewery/pub next door....BLISS

02/03/2009 at 22:33
£10, with free sausage and chips at the monthly pub social.
Edited: 02/03/2009 at 22:33
03/03/2009 at 12:35

£93 I can't get over that, haven't they heard of the recession.

I'd move!  But then a big part of the reason I started running is that I thought it would be free after buying trainers and a bra.  Little did I know  kit, race entries, winter kit, summer kit, gait analysis, travel to races and club, oh and did I mention the addiction to buying kit.  RW mag subscription, books, gadgets the list goes on!

03/03/2009 at 12:59

£25 family membership and we are also affliated BTA. 

We meet 5 times a week.

 Monday  - 5-6 miles

Tues - 5-6 for those that can't make Monday or have raced or done a long run on Sunday

Wed  - Swim

Thur - Effort

Fri - Day off

Sat - Bike

Sun  - Long Run

03/03/2009 at 13:42
£15 pa including EA affiliation. Two club nights. XC races paid for, free bus to London Marathon for members & immediate family, free membership for juniors/students, annual social bbq free, awards night (disco & grub) subsidised, LM ballot. Based at a tennis club and you can pay them for social membership to use showers and bar (toilets for free!). Track training if/when is at a local track where you pay them.
03/03/2009 at 13:48

£10 per year.  The club is affiliated, personal affiliation is extra (none of our members is personally affiliated at the moment).

Two week-night sessions and long runs on Sundays.  No track, but we do off road sessions when weather/light permits.

We do lots of social things too, and also trips to races both in the UK and abroad.

03/03/2009 at 14:11

£17 a year inc. EA affilliation

 £21 for the use of the Leisure Centre

Most things  we do are free or subsidsed by the club

Track session £1.50 use track, coaching free

 we did a run down to Poole to see the Fireworks soup and sarnies minibus back everyone paid £2 each towards minibus.

We did RNR couple of years ago people paid £25 towards entry and Fuel etc club picks up the rest

£93 a bit steep what do you get for your money and does everyone benefit?

We run a 100 club it costs £4 a month but you stand the chance of winning £££££'s in prizes  everymonth TBH I pretty much cover my costs last year with 100 club and what I saved with EA membership £2 a time

03/03/2009 at 14:13
£20 a year including affiliation. A potential 6 training sessions a week (in 3 different towns). No track but we do special sessions for beginners, cross country training during the winter etc.
03/03/2009 at 14:28
£20 pa & numerous races/socials/topnotch 1/4ly newsletter organised 
03/03/2009 at 17:33

So its not just me then that thinks £93.00 is expensive.  I paid £158.00 last year for a family membership and it wasnt much more to do that then just have the two kids on.

Feel like asking now, why we are so expensive.  Im assuming we get a grant from the council, but it is our own track, so maybe thats it.  Dont really want my own track for that money though.

I am a slow runner, but  still fancy joining a club.  On the back of the responses here I might just drop the other club an email.

Many thanks for all the replies, you all obviously have clubs run by people who should  be talking to Gordon Brown.  My people probably work for the Royal Bank of Scotland! 

Edited: 03/03/2009 at 17:35
03/03/2009 at 17:48
I used to work there.........but I escaped!!!
03/03/2009 at 17:57

£15 per year, EA affiliated for all members, BTA affiliated as a club. HQ (we've recently moved) has hot showers and bar. 2 x XC leagues and Relays paid for by club. Website & occasional newsletter.
And yup, we still get people complaining about subs, or paying them late or not at all.

03/03/2009 at 18:47

If i were going to pay  £93 fees to join a running club i'd expect a pair of "Go-faster" running shoes to be included with my membership card!!

04/03/2009 at 08:40

£20/year, or £15 if you pay before renewal date.  Includes EA Competition Licence.  2 club nights/week at £1 each, track session Fridays, choice of track or road groups on Wednesday.  Benefits of membership include free coaches/minibuses to some races, free entry to X-C league.

I have to ask - which club charges £93 and what do you get for it?

04/03/2009 at 09:04

Hopetofinish - I'd ask what the money is going towards, ask to see the accounts, have you had your AGM yet?

Do they supply you with kit or do you pay for your own?

To me it sounds a heck of a lot of dosh.

04/03/2009 at 17:33

I had to buy the kids their running vests, so that was an added expense.  Ive havent run in club colours when ive run a half, though i did pay the couple of quid less as an affliated runner.  Decided I was too fat and slow to justify putting on a vest.

If there is an away competition (for the colts)   the coach is paid for by the club, so I guess that probably costs.  I think they do that several times a year.

My club is in the SE, the commuter belt.

05/03/2009 at 08:35

Sounds expensive hopeto finish..

We pay £20 a year (Les Croupiers RC, Cardiff) 

Includes UKA affiliation, free running vest for new members, 3 free training session a week, clubhouse/changing (OK - slightly dodgy showers..), free entry to club sponsored races (eg Gwent League X-Crountry and National Road Relays), a great newsletter, weekly talk by club captain, web site, hand holding introduction to new race types (eg Mountain Marathons), subsidised mini-bus trips when going further afield, meeting lots of very bad people (my now so-called friends..)

We also organise and support a free popular weekly 5k race (Cardiff Park Run) - aim to promote running to everyone and anyone

'Pay to enter' races we organise (Welsh Castles Relay, triathlons, Barry 40 etc) and  sponsorship help balance the books... 

05/03/2009 at 08:36
PS "Hopetofinish" is a great name - why didn't I think of that ??!!

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