Spirit of Monmouth – Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the questions asked most often from runners thinking of joining us. If your question is not answered here, please contact us here instead.

How old to you need to be to be a member?

Right now, we a club for the over 18s.  But it doesn’t matter how far over 18 you are.  We have active members in their seventies

Am I fast enough?

Probably the question asked most often!

On club nights, the minimum distance a group will tend to run is about 4 miles, in about 50 minutes. If you would be comfortable with this, then there will be a suitable group for you.

The fastest tend to run for an hour or so, at 7-8 minute/miles and cover around 7-8 miles. The are usually 3 other groups in between these extremes…  so there really should be a group to suit you

If you are not yet able to run for 3-4 miles, a really good way to build up to this safely over the course of a couple of months is to follow the NHS’ Couch to 5k program.

Can I Join Online?

It is possible to join without actually attending a club night – although please do get in touch with us first to discuss the current unusual arrangements… Just contact us using our  Contact Us details

We’ll get a membership form across to you and you also need to transfer the membership fee electronically (the bank details are on the form).

Part of the membership fee is affiliation with Welsh Athletics. They will contact you separately with your membership number.

If you have any problems at all with the process, please contact the address on the form, or contact us here.

Can I run with your to see if the club suits me, before I commit to membership?

Yes – come and run with us a couple of times to see how it suits. With COVID, you will need to pre-book so get in touch with us at spiritofmonmouth@gmail.com to make arrangements

I’m visiting the area, can I join you for a run or two?

We might be able to help runners who are members of a UK-Athletics affiliated club..  ask us!  Owing to the COVID-19, there might be some restrictions but hopefully not. Please email us a week in advance and we’ll discuss.