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Porthcawl Runners

Welcome to Porthcawl Runners

Porthcawl Runners was founded in 2010 and welcomes runners of all abilities of 16 years and over, from elite experienced runners to those new to running. We also welcome members to our Walking Group. The Club helps to improve the physical and mental health of members, their fitness and confidence, and provides an opportunity to make new friends and enjoy the social side of the Club!

We provide a fun, social, non-competitive environment, but our dedicated Welsh Athletics coaches and Run Leaders can also assist individuals to achieve their personal goals and are instrumental in improving team performances.

We cater for road running and cross country/trail athletes of all abilities.  

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



About Porthcawl Runners


Porthcawl Runners meet every Monday and Wednesday at 6.30pm. Our base is Porthcawl Rugby Club, South Road and our varied running routes take advantage of the beautiful countryside around us and the unrivalled beauty of the heritage coast.

Once a month we hold an optional session at Bridgend Running Track alongside our normal Club session.

Many members enjoy running locally every Saturday morning at the Porthcawl Parkrun. This is a free event run by volunteers and starts at the Harbour at 9am.

Members also meet informally on Sunday mornings, again meeting at the Harbour. (This is not a Club organised session)

Questions and Answers


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 here.

When do we train?

We train Every Monday and Wednesday evening at 6:30pm. Some members then join in the fun on Saturday morning at the Parkrun on the seafront, and there’s also the Sunday morning long run for all abilities.

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 25 dedicated coaches that are there to help. If you have never run before we offer a Couch to 5k training programme. 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 here and we will send you the details.

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