Birstall Running Club


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.




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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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"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"


 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!"


 Joined October 2015

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


 C2-5K graduate May 2018

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

Linda Passingham


"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



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

Nikki - Chair
Nikki Welyczko
Deryk - Secretary
Deryk Woods

(and oracle of league and race knowledge)
John - Treasurer
John Starbuck

(aka Master of Coin)
Tristan - Club Captain
Tristan Snutch
Club Captain
Ian - Vice Club Captain
Ian Black

aka Blacky
Elisa - Ladies Captain
Elisa Whittlestone
Ladies Captain

(our best lady runner and really good at encouraging ... less good at pacing)
Lisa - Vice Ladies Captain
Lisa Spence
Vice Ladies Captain

(and running fanatic) #cantstopwontstop
Dan - Club Coach Coordinator
Dan Burns
Club Coach Coordinator
aka Mr Enthusiastic
Loves a race (and a pint)
Dave - Race Director
Dave Hesketh
Race Director
Dave - Committee & Asst Race Dir.
Dave Snutch
Assistant Race Director

(and knowledge on fitness and training)
Suzanne - Social Secretary
Suzanne Walker
Social Secretary
aka Thelma (or is it Louise?)
Mel - Membership and kit
Mel Snutch
Membership Secretary and Club Kit Manager

(and mother to all runners)
Surinder - Welfare Officer
Surinder Dhanak
Welfare Officer
Always there when you need her!
Colin - Committee Member
Colin Rimmer
Committee Member
Don't mess with Rimbo!
Peter - Committee & Bonus Ball
Peter Barratt
Committee Member
Bonus Ball Whizz Kid
(It could be you)
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.

Our next c25K programme starts on January 13th 2020 at 6pm

(meet at the sports pavilion, School Lane, Birstall LE4 4EA)

It costs £16 and is designed to take you from the couch to running 5km at your graduation

at Parkrun in Braunstone Park.

This 9 week programme is designed for beginners aged 18 and over who really want to get fitter (both physically and mentally), develop their running skills, and meet new people.

Here's what our 2019 C25K graduates have said:

"I genuinely didn't think I could do it, but the support and friendship from the club got me running... and kept me pushing myself"


"Truly life changing! I've met inspirational people that will help you achieve

once impossible goals"


"The best thing I have ever done. The support from Birstall RC is amazing

and I've made some great friends along the way"


This course is limited to just 40 places, so if this is for you

then contact Mel Snutch via email:




School Lane Playing Fields, Birstall​, Leicester. 


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