Running Clubs In Tayside And Angus
There are numerous well-established running clubs throughout Angus and Tayside giving those who take their running seriously an opportunity to join like-minded people for training sessions and race competitions.
Being part of a club is a great way of motivating yourself and improving performance; clubs usually meet twice a week, often for programmed sessions, and there can be other opportunities for other organised runs. It's also a great way to make friends and get involved in social activities.
Clubs come in various shapes and sizes - some focus exclusively on road and trail running while others have junior sections and take part in a range of track and field events. Competitions and racing are most important in some clubs while the social dimension can be a big part of others. One successful, friendly club is Arbroath Footers who we highlight in our fact box.
One successful, friendly club in the area is the Arbroath Footers.
|Where/When||Tuesdays, 6.30pm at Saltire Leisure Centre, Arbroath Thursdays, 7pm at Sports Centre by Arbroath High Sch.|
|Level||Mixture of levels, everyone can comfortably run six miles minimum. All members start together and follow the same route as a group, but all at different speeds.|
|Sessions||Club nights are twice weekly but a lot of the members meet up at the weekend to run, this is usually pre organised and helps those who are training for different races, marathons etc. During the winter months speed work and hills are included in the training (running around Keptie Pond) and in summer sessions tend to include a 6-8 mile run in the countryside.|
|Club Races||Ladies only Smokies 10 mile race, Bill Powell 10K and Bill Stoddart 10K|
|Anything Else?||We're a small friendly club and our Christmas Party nights are always great fun, we award the club trophies for the Bill Stoddart and Bill Powell races, club person of the year, and other accolades that are voted for internally.|