Introduction to Riverside Runners
Riverside Runners senior section caters for all
levels of runner: beginner, experienced runners, social
runners and competitive runners, both men and ladies,
and all ages from 16 upwards.
We hold regular training sessions on most
days as follows:-
||SUMMER MEETING PLACE
||General run 4-6 miles
||Senior Circuit Training
||Longsands School Gym (Winter)
||General run, 5-7 miles with slow runner
||8.00 & 9.30 am
||Long run (10 miles +)
The Monday general session can cater especially
for beginner ladies who prefer to start their running
in the company of other ladies. Our experienced lady
runners and club coaches will ensure your safe accompaniment
during your early running days.
The Thursday general session is designed for all
running abilities.Two experienced runners are assigned
to run at the rear to accompany slower and newer runners.
During the summer months, on the second Thursday in
the month, our training session leaves Little Paxton
Nature Reserve car park when we run a variety of routes
around the pits.
Long runs take place on Sundays and are generally
around 11-13 miles. During periods of marathon training,
the distances for those involved will often be longer.
Qualified club coaches can provide you with a training
schedule to help you attain your target and offer
advice on warming up, racing and how to avoid injuries.
We hold meetings on the first Thursday of
each month at 8.00 pm at the Rowing Club, St Neots.
This is a friendly and informal occasion where runners
can catch up with news of both running and social
There are a number of social activities throughout
the year including a summer barbecue, rounders match,
club quiz and the annual Presentation Dance held in
The club championships form a key part of
the club calendar. Extending over the whole year,
it involves taking part in a variety of road and cross-country
races. In addition to the club championship, we award
a number of other club trophies at the Presentation
The club participates in a variety of running
activities. We have organised or participated in nearly
every branch of running, cross-country, triathlons,
long distance footpath running, fell running, hash
runs and orienteering. Once a month on a summer evenings
we have social runs which follow a footpath route
starting and finishing at a country pub.
We participate in the Round Norfolk Relay which takes
place in September. We fielded two teams in the last
The club has an active Junior
section for runners between the ages of 8 and
If you would like to run with us for a few weeks
before committing yourself to joining, you are welcome
to come along to one of the training sessions listed
Being a member of a club which is affiliated to the
Athletics UK means that you do not pay the unattached
levy, currently £2, each time you enter a race.
Membership is only £15
per year. Click
here to find out how to join.