How much is yours?
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?
£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.
£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.
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 .......
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.
£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.
What's the £93 for HTF?
Mine is also £20 including UK Athletics. We have a noo track so pay £2 for that session.
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
£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.
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.
£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.
£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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