running club fees

How much is yours?

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28/02/2009 at 11:29

Joined a running club, under a family membership last year (as my kids were running there), but felt I was way too slow and out of condition, and only ran there a couple of times.

My kids have now moved on to other interests, and the renewal notice has come through.  For me to join as an individual member is £93.00 for the year.  It has a good track which is obviously lit in the winter, and they also run out on the roads.  There are 2 club nights a week.

I have seen on other threads, that peeps think they can get their club membership back when entering races.  I would have to be running a heck of a lot to even get close to recouping mine!

So can I be cheeky and ask  what is everyone else paying, and what do you get for the money?

28/02/2009 at 12:04

£30 a year.  Includes 2 weeknight runs and a Sunday run as well.

Track sessions run once a week at a cost of £2 per session but there is a non track run on the same night which is free so you have the choice.

28/02/2009 at 14:40

£1 a week for main training session on Thursday, with free tea & biscuits thrown in. Other sessions on Monday, Saturday and Sunday are free. Annual membership £5.

We also have a monthly pub social night which costs us £4, and the club pay the other £1 to the pub.

28/02/2009 at 14:46

Thanks for the replies.

 My club offer road runners (no track) for £53.00, but even that looks quite expensive.

Looked at another club which is only a little further, and they seem much more reasonable.  

Would feel like a bit of a traitor though running listed for the next town.  I only 'do' half marathons at the moment and dont wear the club colours as Im a real back of the pack plodder.  Then no one would really know .......

28/02/2009 at 14:46
£30, or £20 for unwaged like me. The club uses a university sports centre as its base for the two weekly road sessions and this must cost of course. Also we have four club handicaps with a free buffet afterwards. Plus the club covers entry fees for cross-country when running as a team. Add in the £2 off most races through being an affiliated club member and that looks pretty good value.
28/02/2009 at 14:50

Mine is £20, including membership of UK Athletics. No access to a track, structured training twice a week, with two further off-road runs available. Free transport arranged to London for FLM (with friends & family paying £10) - this is from the Southampton area.

I'd say of another club meets your needs better, you should move, but I think it would be polite to say you were.

28/02/2009 at 16:40

£22 a year and our club is affiliated to uk athletics. Two training sessions a week, Tuesday and Thursday.

An absolute bargain when you consider we get race entry £2 cheaper as we are an affiliated club.

28/02/2009 at 16:56
£25 - new club - just started.  affiliated. one meet  a week with coaches.  no track (thank goodness) but speedwork, Kenyan hills etc.  Seems like good value to me - if you go every week that's about 50p a session.
28/02/2009 at 18:43
£10 per year, 3 runs a week but no track. Includes UKA membership.
28/02/2009 at 19:51

What's the £93 for HTF?

Mine is also £20 including UK Athletics.  We have a noo track so pay £2 for that session.

28/02/2009 at 21:21

Hi Cinders

2 track-nights, or you can choose to road run that night instead.  UKA membership and I think thats it. Unless the couple of times I have been, I missed the rub down  with a hunky male physio clothed in a loin cloth

28/02/2009 at 21:28
Now if you did get that for £93 I'd join!   If not then I'd consider the other club.
seren nos    pirate
28/02/2009 at 21:38
£10 a year for me.well worth,,,,,,,,,can't think of any other sporting club that would come near that price
28/02/2009 at 22:01
£15 two midweek  training sessions one a long run the other speed work and a long run on sunday and becouse of the london marathon a hill session has just started on saturday
LS
28/02/2009 at 22:10

£40 a year  which £30 goes to the tennis/squash club for use of facilities, bar, showers, and all that. Our club is affiliated to uk athletics. Two training sessions a week, Tuesday and Thursday.

A bargain- yes  we also get race entry £2 cheaper as we are an affiliated club. and entry in  a draw for a london marathon place each year.

LS
28/02/2009 at 23:10

I used to be in the Red Herring Road Runners in Wallasey: £5 a year, or sometimes free - yes, really!  Affiliated but minimalist and finally folded due to low membership.

Now in Northern Vets but purely for convenience (yes, the lower fee for races) - I run early mornings 'cos I often work evening and would get to training.   

01/03/2009 at 00:47

£10 a year.  We are UK athletics affiliated.  We run Mon, Wed, (Main session) Fri and Sundays.  We pay the Cricket club we meet at individually if we wish to get a membership to use the changing,  showers and bar.  Some members do some don't.  We meet at the local leisure centre one night a month.  Bargain. 

01/03/2009 at 00:50
oops no track.  Only use it once a year for Mile time trial and club pays.  They pay for us to do the NEHL Cross country.  Which is 6 races me thinks...... 
01/03/2009 at 07:14
£40 per year (no track) or £2 per session. Probably quite a lot but there're all rich Southerners!
02/03/2009 at 11:17

£12 and we're UK Athletics Affiliated.  No track but we can join another local club's track sessions for £1.  £93 seems huge to me.  Are there no other club options in your area?

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