Blackburn Road Runners is a small, friendly club consisting of runners of all abilities. The club was founded in 1986 and now has around 200 members. Blackburn Road Runners is affiliated to with England Athletics.
The main aim of the club is the promotion of running whether it is for competition or just to keep fit and healthy. We hope to offer companionship and encouragement to all abilities of runner. We cater for individuals who want to participate in road running, cross-country running, fell and hill running and relay races.
During the year the club organises a winter calendar and a summer calendar with social runs and races on a regular basis. An awards system exists so that runners can aim to achieve set levels at different distances. There are also annual awards for a club championship.
The club usually meets at the main car park, next to the running track at Witton Park, every Wednesday at 6.50 p.m. to start running at 7.00p.m. We usually run approximately 5-7 miles and then go straight for a drink and some hard earned sandwiches at Cherry Tree Cricket Club.
About once a month we meet at a different venue (usually a country pub!) for a social run and a bite to eat.. hence it’s adopted name ‘run and eat’! It is therefore better to telephone a committee member to check if you intend to join us for a run to check where we are meeting..
In order that an athlete can train with an athletic club and ultimately compete for them they must be a member of that club. Prospective members are able to attend Club nights for a maximum of one month following which an application for membership must be completed and subscriptions paid. Membership fees currently stand at £27 and are reviewed at the AGM every October.