About Trentham Running Club
We are hosted by Trentham Rugby Union Football Club located on New Inn Lane in Trentham, ST4 8BE. You can find us on Googlemaps using the link HERE.
Membership of the running club includes social membership of the rugby club and the use of the facilities available including changing rooms, hot showers, a fully licensed bar as well as free use of the function room for members for parties etc.
During the week, groups meet at 6.30pm every Tuesday and Thursday evening, whilst on Sunday mornings, there are groups meeting informally for morning runs from various locations. Some runs are road based and some are country runs. The details are posted on our facebook page each week. Most of our members take part in the local races, so Sunday groups may be smaller and it's always worth checking in advance to see who is doing what.
A social drink in the Rugby Club bar always follows training on a Tuesday and Thursday, and many of our members also make use of the bar on non-training nights as well. The first Tuesday of the month is an informal "chips and chat" night following training.
Details of the Committee Members, Club Officials and the Qualified Run Leaders can be found HERE.
We have runners of all abilities and try very hard to ensure everyone is accommodated.
We have a beginners group that will generally consist of 40 to 60 minutes running at 8 to 10 min/mile pace, as well as a steady group. These groups are used to welcoming beginners and will always ensure the group periodically “musters back” to the last runner to ensure no one is left behind.
There are also a number of improvers groups that include structured speed/endurance sessions, hill reps, fartlek, sustained runs, etc. The speed and intensity varies from around 8 min/mile to sub-5 min/mile pace. If you're not sure which group is for you – just ask.
We encourage all our members, regardless of their ability, to take part in team competitions both on the road and cross-country, and our ladies and gents team captains have the responsibility for encouraging members to volunteer for team events.
Locally we support the North Staffs Road Runners Association's league, with several of our members having won awards in recent years. We also enter both male and female teams in the North Staffs Cross Country League, whilst our gents are frequent competitors in the Birmingham Cross Country League and our Ladies enter the Midlands X Country League. The County, Midland and National Cross Country Championships also feature in the calendar, with a Trentham team often taking part and usually includes a social night out on the town afterwards.
Of course, many of our members also compete individually, whether this be locally or further afield, some of them having success at a variety of races across the country.
The Club pays for entries into the following races; North Staffs Cross Country League, Birmingham XC League, Midland XC league (Ladies), Sutton Park 12 stage and 6 stage relays (1 team in each only), National XC Championships, Staffordshire XC championships and National 12 & 6 stage relays (if team qualifies).
The club has its own road championship consisting of two divisions, with prizes being awarded to the first three in each division at the annual awards evening. In order to try and balance out the competition we apply age grading to the results before awarding points. There is also an off-road club championship and X-Country championship which are more straightforward. More details and the latest fixture list are available under the Club Championships link.
Please email our committee members for more information about our club, who will respond to your query as quickly as possible.
If you wish to find out more about how we are organised, who we are, or read some of our documents you can find more information HERE.