This topic covers membership questions.

Yes, you must be able to run for at least 5 miles in under one hour.

West End Runners runs groups of varied speeds depending on leaders and attending members. If we do not currently have a group running at your pace, we can advise you on a training programme to help you achieve the pace of our slowest group before you join the club or give you the dates for our next beginners’ course. Please contact our Membership Secretary via the Contact Us page for contact with a coach or the dates of our next beginners’ course.

We meet on a Wednesday night at Leicester Rowing Club.

We recommend you come along as a guest for a couple of Wednesdays to get a feel for the Club before becoming a member. On your first visit, you should aim to get there for 7 pm, so we have time for you to complete a form and be introduced to some members who run a similar pace to you.

Announcements begin at 7.15pm with everyone out on their run by 7.30pm. Normally there are running groups ranging from Sub 7 minute mile pace to 10-minute mile pace with distances varying between 5 and 8 miles. There is often a “quality” session also available.

You may run with us twice as a guest for free, after that, to continue running with us you will need to become a member.

 

To join please see the Membership Secretary. You need to complete the membership parts of the guest form already completed and pay your membership fee.

Once you join you will be able to continue training with us on Club nights, receive the weekly e-newsletter, have access to our Members Facebook group, be able to purchase club kit, be able to compete in races for the club, attend track sessions* and participate in our social events. You will receive a membership card and a link to our online Membership Pack of useful information. 

* Track training sessions are held at the Saffron Lane Athletics Stadium on Monday evenings. The coached sessions are free of charge, but an admission fee is payable at the track to Leicester City Council.

 

Obviously participating in club nights will get you the best out of your membership but if Wednesday nights don’t work for you, it is still possible to join the Club. You complete the membership form and pay your membership fee by contacting the Membership Secretary. 

You will be able to run for West End Runners in races; will also receive our weekly e-newsletter and have access to our Members Facebook group.  Members often advertise informal runs and social events on Facebook and within the newsletter so you can still participate in Club life.

No. West End Runners is for over 18s only.

Membership is annual and runs 1st September to 31st August. The cost is currently £24 reduced to £12 for students and the unwaged. Payment may be made by cash, cheque or bank transfer.

 

There is a bike rack outside the Rowing Club; a good lock is recommended as the area will be unattended for most of the evening.

There is parking at the Rowing Club. Please park so that other vehicles can pass easily. If you park at the back of the clubhouse, please avoid the area by the big doors – the rowers need access at all times, and space to move long boats between the water and the doors. If the Rowing Club carpark is full, there is parking on Eastern Boulevard. Please ask about us about car sharing.

There are lockers available for you to use at the Rowing Club.

No, there is no charge to be a guest, and teas and coffees after the runs are free of charge.