Welcome to Spirit of Monmouth Running Club’s website.
Welcome indeed – especially to people having a look and thinking of joining a running club. I can assure you that we’re a friendly and fun club – with a nice competitive edge, and a great social heart. We are affiliated to Welsh Athletics and we cater for a wide range of running abilities. So, whether you’re an experienced marathon runner, 5K lover or you prefer to just run for fun, you’re very welcome to join us.
Typically, the club has around a hundred members. You need to be at least 18 but we have members ranging well up into their seventies, all taking advantage of running the beautiful roads and trails around our lovely town, and enjoying a good social side to life too. As a club, we take part in league racing and other team events, but also our members take part in loads of other organised events like 10Ks, marathons, ultramarathons, Park Runs… but equally, there are plenty of members who just enjoy running with the club without any competitive edge. So 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 would meet at Monmouth School Sports Club (off the Hadnock Road) every Tuesday at 6:50pm for a 7pm start and Thursday at 7:00pm. Tuesday nights are the main club nights. We start off with any notices and announcements and then run for about an hour. 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.
DURING COMPLETE COVID LOCKDOWNS, WE FOLLOW WELSH GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES AND DO NOT OPERATE. AT TIMES WHEN GUIDELINES PERMIT,… For now, the usual schedule is being modified on a week-to-week basis, with smaller groups and staggered start times in order to ensure safety and compliance with COVID-safe procedures… so get in touch if you want to find out more.
During winter we stick more to the streets of Monmouth on our group runs – but torchlit runs on the trails are also often available. In the summer months we venture out more often onto some of the beautiful trails and countryside surrounding Monmouth.
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. Here’s the link you need -> Membership