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New National Restrictions from 5 November


With effect from midnight on Wednesday 4 November outdoor exercise will only be permitted with the people you live with, your support bubble, or 1 person from another household. A support bubble is where a household with one adult, who lives alone, joins with one other household. This obviously means the end of our 'groups of 6' and coached sessions whilst the new national restrictions are in place. The government advice is that we should avoid travelling in or out of our local area, and we should look to reduce the number of journeys we make. However, travel to exercise is permitted, if you need to make a short journey to do so

The new measures will apply nationally for four weeks up to Wednesday 2 December. At the end of the period, the government is proposing to return to a regional approach, based on the latest data.

We will re-review our position as a club at this point. Keep safe everyone.



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

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
Dave Snutch (Sid Van Dutch)
Dave Snutch
Club Coach Coordinator
aka Sid Van Dutch
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!
Kelly Mclellan - Committee Member
Kelly Mclellan
Committee Member
Coach Leader, Mother, Wife, Running Buddy, Nursery Manager and all round smiley person!
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.



School Lane Playing Fields, Birstall​, Leicester. 


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