Running Community

As the local independent running specialist store in the area, we are very proud of the fact that we maintain strong links with the local running and triathlon clubs, as well as supporting lots of local races, from 5ks through to half marathons.

If you’re looking to join a friendly local running club, you can find links to all of the different clubs below. 

This is also the perfect place to find out about local event organisers, fitness groups and personal trainers that we are linked with, as well as any community initiatives that we support.

Local Running Clubs

Don’t forget that if you’re a member of an affiliated running club then we will offer you 10% discount on your purchases in-store – just remember to bring your club membership card with you! 

Local Events Organisers / Fitness Groups / Community Initiatives

parkrun – if you haven’t ever tried a parkrun, you are really missing out. It’s a free 5k every Saturday morning at 9am, in a park near you! There are plenty of local parkruns in the area, including Coventry, Bedworth, Brueton, Daventry, Rugby, Leamington, Kingsbury Water Park, Stratford … the list goes on! Check out the website to find out more and how to register: www.parkrun.org.uk

GoodGym – a weekly initiative combining a run with a community-based task, such as litter picking along the canal, gardening in a school playground, painting at a care home, delivering flyers for a charity … every week is different! The group meet at Drapers, Earl Street (in the city centre) every Tuesday at 6.15pm. For more info on how to get involved and make new running friends whilst doing some good in your local community, look here: www.goodgym.org/areas/coventry

Big Bear Events – these guys run award-winning well-organised friendly events in the Midlands. These are mainly 6 hour challenges but more recently they have added Headtorch 10ks, Summer 10ks and a 40 mile ultra into their calendar. Their events take place in various lovely country parks across the Midlands, each one with pretty scenery and unique elements to keep you coming back time and time again. Why not check out their website for more details: www.bigbearevents.net

 

Coventry Festival Of Running – after this popular flagship local event was cancelled back in March plans are fully underway for it to hopefully go ahead on Sunday 1st November 2020. Please note this is all subject to change depending on any current COVID19 restrictions at the time, so do keep an eye on the website and social media for updates. We look forward to seeing 3,000 plus runners take part in the Half Marathon, as well as 500 plus in the 5k. There are also plans for a Wheelchair 2.5k and a Children’s Mile. For up-to-date info please check here: www.enjoycoventry.com/festivalofrunning/ 

 

Outdoor Fit –  the leading outdoor fitness provider in Coventry and Warwickshire. Having over 22 years experience in delivering group fitness sessions for both the military and the public. Majority of instructors are either ex or serving members of the British Forces, and are all experts in delivering high quality group sessions to various levels of fitness. Focusing heavily on delivering fun, varied and challenging fitness sessions which have proven to achieve great results. For more info have a look here: www.outdoorfit.co.uk 

 

Run With Ian – Personal & Group Running Coaching –  Ian’s ultimate aim is to help runners of all abilities achieve their personal running goals with bespoke, safe, friendly and supportive group classes, runs, talks & coaching services. You are unique and therefore each training approach & Training Plan is unique too – Ian wants to understand you and bring out the best in you. His plans will help you achieve and surpass your personal running and health related objectives – whether you are just starting out or are an experienced, committed runner who may have reached a plateau. Full details here: www.runwithian.com 

 

FatherFit Bootcamp – The FatherFit Bootcamp is to go to place for dads wanting to become the best version of themselves. We are dedicated to providing the most fun and effective group workouts in an environment where you feel comfortable to train and are surrounded by other dads in the same boat as you. It’s a place to go to get away from the stresses of dad life and enjoy some friendly banter in a male environment. For more info or to book a 1 Week FREE Trial visit: www.fatherfitbootcamp.co.uk/free-trial/  

 

If you have something you’d like us to add to our Community page then please e-mail us the details via our Contact Form.