CLUB TRAINING SESSIONS
ARE BACK FROM 19th JULY 2021. 

We're looking forward to seeing you all

• Don't attend if your feeling unwell or are isolating.

• Wear a mask if using the indoor changing facilities.

• Let's respect people who are vulnerable and maintaining social distance.

 

Keep safe everyone.

 
 
LET'S BE OUR BEST

#WeAreBirstall

"Remember, the feeling you get from a good run is far better than the feeling you get from sitting around wishing you were running"

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Birstall Running Club

ABOUT US

We are a friendly and inclusive running club of over 200 members aged 18 upwards. Our aim is to promote the club in the local community, offer athletic coaching and competitive opportunities, ensure a duty of care to its members and provide its services in a way that is fair to everyone.

 

We have several organised sessions each week which meet in various locations. You can find more details on the training page.

Scroll down or navigate via the top menu to find out more.

You are invited to come down to any of our running or training sessions to meet us before deciding to join our club.

#WeAreBirstall

 
 

OUR TRAINING SESSIONs

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On Monday evenings we meet at the School Lane Pavilion at 6.15pm with the aim of running at 6.30pm for between 6 and 7 miles / 60mins.

 

There are male and female changing rooms with showers and a place to leave bags and belongings during the run.

 

The session with usually be either an ‘Out and back run’ - where we run for a set period of time e.g. 30mins in one direction then return on the same route, or a ‘Circuit route’ with optional cut-offs (for runners who prefer a shorter distance).

 

You can usually find the planned run on the

Route and Race Calendar page of this website.

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SUCCESS STORIES

"Birstall running club has given me memories and friendships that will last a lifetime"

Tristan Snutch

 Joined in 2009

"Receiving the 'runner of the day' award was amazing"

Martin

 Joined October 2017

"I have gone from 5K Parkruns to 24hr endurance events in 3 years, but best of all made some great friends along the way!"

Geoff

 Joined October 2015

"There's a true family feel here and joining is quite possibly the best thing I have ever done"

Dan

 C2-5K graduate May 2018

"Friendly and very supportive club. You couldn’t ask for more"

Linda Passingham

2018

"Hands down the greatest decision I have ever made joining this club. I made many lifelong friends and so many memories along the way!

Jamie Butler

 

MEET THE COMMITTEE

You can contact the committee at this email: birstallrc@gmail.com

Nikki - Chair
Nikki - Chair

Nikki Welyczko Chair

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Deryk - Secretary
Deryk - Secretary

Deryk Woods Secretary (and oracle of league and race knowledge)

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John - Treasurer
John - Treasurer

John Starbuck Treasurer (aka Master of Coin)

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Tristan - Club Captain
Tristan - Club Captain

Tristan Snutch Club Captain

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Ian - Vice Club Captain
Ian - Vice Club Captain

Ian Black aka Blacky

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Elisa - Ladies Captain
Elisa - Ladies Captain

Elisa Whittlestone Ladies Captain (our best lady runner and really good at encouraging ... less good at pacing)

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Lisa - Vice Ladies Captain
Lisa - Vice Ladies Captain

Lisa Spence Vice Ladies Captain (and running fanatic) #cantstopwontstop

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Dave Snutch (Sid Van Dutch)
Dave Snutch (Sid Van Dutch)

Dave Snutch Club Coach Coordinator aka Sid Van Dutch

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Dave - Race Director
Dave - Race Director

Dave Hesketh Race Director

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Dave - Committee & Asst Race Dir.
Dave - Committee & Asst Race Dir.

Dave Snutch Assistant Race Director (and knowledge on fitness and training)

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Suzanne - Social Secretary
Suzanne - Social Secretary

Suzanne Walker Social Secretary aka Thelma (or is it Louise?)

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Mel - Membership and kit
Mel - Membership and kit

Mel Snutch Membership Secretary and Club Kit Manager (and mother to all runners)

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Surinder - Welfare Officer
Surinder - Welfare Officer

Surinder Dhanak Welfare Officer Always there when you need her!

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Kelly Mclellan - Committee Member
Kelly Mclellan - Committee Member

Kelly Mclellan Committee Member Coach Leader, Mother, Wife, Running Buddy, Nursery Manager and all round smiley person!

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Peter - Committee & Bonus Ball
Peter - Committee & Bonus Ball

Peter Barratt Committee Member Bonus Ball Whizz Kid (It could be you)

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Chris - Media Officer
Chris - Media Officer

Chris O'Brien Media Officer (looks after the website, facebook and media for BRC)

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There are many more non-committee members that play a huge role in helping the club run smoothly,

for which the committee is extremely grateful.