Welcome to Spirit of Monmouth Running Club’s website.
At the time of writing, it’s GREAT NEWS – We’re back after the COVID lockdown – and let’s hope it stays that way.
We were back within about 10 days of the Welsh Government ‘green light’ for running clubs to operate again and had our first club run for ages on Tuesday 20th July. We’ve got a lot of new procedures in place, we have a dedicated ‘COVID-19 officer, and I think we all agree that we’ve handled it as well as reasonably possible!
At first, we focussed on getting our new procedures in place and bedded in, but we are now welcoming new members too, on a relatively ad hoc basis. If you’re interested in running with us, then please do get in touch and we’ll chat about how we can get you up and running with us. Click the Membership link at the bottom of this page.
In the meantime, hopefully you can browse to find out more about the club – and resolve to come and join us. We are affiliated to Welsh Athletics and are an inclusive club, catering for a wide range of running abilities. So, whether you’re an experienced marathon runner or you prefer to just run for fun, you’re very welcome to join us.
Currently the club has over 100 members ranging from age 18 to 65+ and we regularly take part in a variety of events, from fun runs to marathons and even ultra-marathons. Whatever your motivations for running, you will almost certainly find like-minded people to train and socialise with at Spirit of Monmouth.
In normal times, we meet at Monmouth School Sports Club (off the Hadnock Road) every Tuesday at 7:20pm and Thursday at 7:30pm. Tuesday nights are the main club nights. We start off with any notices and announcements and then run for about an hour from 7:30pm. Tuesdays alternate between group runs (where everyone runs with a group of a similar pace, from 12 minute-miles up to sub 8 minute miles) and coached sessions, where we work on fitness and running form. Thursdays are group runs.
This schedule is being modified on a week-to-week basis at the moment in order to ensure safety… so get in touch if you want to find out more.
During winter we tend to stick to the streets of Monmouth on our group runs and in the summer months we venture out onto some of the beautiful trails and countryside surrounding Monmouth.