About Trentham Running Club
are hosted by Trentham Rugby Club located on New Inn Lane in Trentham.
Membership of the running club includes social membership of the rugby
club and equal use of facilities available including changing and hot
showers and a fully licensed bar.
During the week, groups meet at 6.30pm every Tuesday and
Thursday evening, whilst on Sunday mornings, there are groups meeting at
9am, 9.15am, and 9.30am. Most of our members take part in the local
races, so Sunday groups may be smaller so it's always worth checking in
advance who is doing what.
social drink in the Rugby Club bar always follows training on a Tuesday
and Thursday, with many of our members also making use of the bar on
non-training nights as well.
have runners of all abilities and try very hard to ensure everyone is
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.
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.
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. 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
course, many of our members also compete individually, whether this be
locally or further a field, some of them having success at a variety of
races across the country.
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 which is more straightforward. More details and the
latest fixture list are available under the Club Championships link.
also run a club competition for those who run cross-country in the
winter, adding yet more interest for our members, whilst more recently,
we have introduced the "Trentham Super League" with cash prizes awarded
to the top males and females at the end of the year.
email our committee members for more information about our club, who will respond to your query as
quickly as possible.
If you wish to read the club constitution
you may view it online