Porthcawl Runners

Welcome to Porthcawl Runners… 

********** Please Note: We are now back training on Monday and Wednesday Evenings, following current Covid Guidelines. Any questions during this time please use the contact form on this website. **********

Porthcawl Running Club is not just full of members who like to take running to the next level, but it is full of runners of all shapes and sizes who turn up just to make new friends, chat and enjoy themselves in order to improve health, fitness and confidence!

We provide a fun, social, non-competitive environment, but our dedicated Welsh Athletics coaches are also serious about assisting individuals and improving team performances to make Porthcawl Running Club the #1 Running Club in the Porthcawl and Bridgend area. We are always on the lookout for members who will help us get there – from beginners to improvers to serious top level performers. We’d love to meet you and encourage you to achieve your personal targets and goals!

We cater for road running and cross country / trail athletes, male and female of all abilities. So, whether you are interested in a Saturday morning Parkrun to tackling a Marathon, we can help you to fulfill your potential with dedicated training and having plenty of laughs, every step of the way. Remember, the opportunity is there for all – nobody is left behind and everyone will challenge and amaze themselves with what they are capable of achieving.

Read on to learn more about our recent team activities and complete the contact form if you  require more information.

About Porthcawl Running Club

Everyone wants to be #1… but we already are.

Porthcawl Running Club is the best Running Club for fun in the Porthcawl and Bridgend area. How do we know? Because we say so! And if we’re that passionate about our team’s drive, skill, passion and sportsmanship, then nothing else matters (except, of course, your support). Check out the members who make up our winning team and the people who coach them to perfection.

Questions and Answers:

Many people who are new to running or new to joining a club may have some questions. Here are a few of the regular questions we get asked: For any more information, or to receive an application form to join, please use the contact form below.

When do we train?

We train Every Monday and Wednesday evening from 6:30pm. Some members then join in the fun on Saturday morning Parkrun on the seafront, and there’s also, the Sunday morning long run for the ‘Chatty Social Members’ and the dedicated elites.

Where do we train?

We meet for training at Porthcawl Rugby Club (CF36 3DA). Then, depending on your ability, we follow a number of routes around the Porthcawl area. We try and make the routes as scenic and varied whenever possible.

Can I just turn up?

If you are over the age of 16 years old, we welcome New members of all abilities. We now have over 15 dedicated coaches that are there to help. If you have never run before, we offer a Couch to 5k training programme every couple of months. The best advice is turn up and speak to one of our friendly coaches, who can assess your individual needs.  You DO NOT need to join Porthcawl Runners in the first instance. Come and see who we are, come and run with us, come and chat with us.  You are more than welcome to try before you buy.  It’s a members club, run by the members, for the members.

I’ve never run before?

If you have never run before but want to, our club is a great way to get started. If you would like to join our Couch to 5k sessions fill in the contact form below and we will send you the details.

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