Club Run

Club Run

England Athletics' Club Run programme is a free initiative specifically aimed at supporting road running clubs.

Club Run offers participating clubs a free series of practical coaching sessions led by coaches linked to the England Athletics coach development programmes with experience in off track running.

The Club Run sessions aim to support clubs and their runners to achieve more through their love of running.

The next application window for Club Run is now open until 16 September. Currently 40 road running clubs are enlisted on this year’s programme with a further 20 places open in this next round. Click here to find out more and to apply.

Maybe your club has a group of runners all looking to improve their speed, or learn to judge race pace, or get their times down at 5k and 10k, or prepare for a marathon, or put together a competitive 12 stage relay team or get ready for an England Championship event? Whatever your focus, the Club Run programme aims to support you with:

  • Three coach-led visits to your club over a 3 month period
  • Three practical coach-led sessions, each lasting between 90 minutes to 2 hours
  • An experienced and qualified coach associated with the England Athletics coach development programmes
  • Focused and progressive sessions in line with the aspirations of the club’s runners and leading towards helping them prepare for a particular event or distance
  • Endurance specific warm up and cool down session components
  • Support and guidance for the club’s coaches and leaders
  • The opportunity for informal discussion around key topics linked to training and race preparation

In the last eighteen months 64 clubs across the country have got involved in the Club Run programme with well over 100 club run visits having taking place to date and over 2000 running participants taking part in the sessions, involving 25 experienced coaches. 

Applications for the next round of Club Run are now welcome from off-track and road running clubs across the country. Places are limited to 20 in this current round. The closing date for this next round of applications is midnight 16 September 2018.

For those clubs who are successful in their application delivery of the Club Run sessions will take place between October 2018 and March 2019 with dates to be arranged between the club and their assigned coach deliverer.


Affiliated road running clubs interested in taking part in Club Run should note that places on the programme are limited to around 40 clubs a year with places allocated following two application rounds. If your club is interested in submitting an application please use the form on the right hand side of this page or below to email your expression of interest to the Road Running Coordinator Charlotte Fisher on or contact the Club Support Manager for your area.