Welcome to Spirit of Monmouth Running Club’s website.
GREAT NEWS – We’re back after the COVID lockdown!!
We had our first club run for ages on Tuesday 20th July and all went really well. For practical and safety reasons, for the first week or two, we are getting all the necessary new procedures bedded in with current members, but very very soon, we will be opening up to new members… and hopefully the lockdown means that there are a number of local people who’ve discovered the joys of running!
There are a raft of guidelines and regulations we’re following right now. Members have been updated by email and on a ‘closed’ facebook group. We’re doing the right things to keep ourselves and our local community safe.. and we’ll update the website with the details soon – but if anyone is thinking of joining us, you can rest assured that you’d be joining a friendly and responsible group of people! See you soon.
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.