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What is the Didsbury Runners Community Group?
This group has been set up for the running club Didsbury Runners to manage their activities which are open to the general public. Didsbury Runners is a members club and our regular runs are for members only, however we organise events which are also open to non member too. Information on open events can be found on this group as well as the the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Didsburyrunners/
How do I become a Didsbury Runners Member?
To apply to be a member of Didsbury Runners please go to our Membership RunTogether page.
We have a limited number of membership places. If we are full you can request to join the waiting list until there is available capacity to include you as a member. Instructions on how to join the waiting list is also on the RunTogether page.
How long will I be on the waiting list?
We monitor the attendance levels of our Monday runs on a weekly basis. As soon as we are in a position to allow in new members we will do so. This tends to happen at the start of a month.
In the meantime you can join our public events or other running events such as Parkrun, Great Run Local, Nike Running Club and Chorlton Runners.
How fast do you run?
We do our best to cater for a range of abilities including beginners. For more experienced runners we have groups that run at different paces, the fastest at around 8min mile ranging through to 12 min miles. Our beginner group walk-jog a 3-4k course.
What sort of public events do you organise?
We offer regular couch-2-5k beginner sessions which will be advertised on this site. These 6 week courses are free of charge and open to anyone. We also hold sporadic #Runandtalk events to promote mental health awareness.
Can I run if I am under 18?
Anyone aged 16-18 can join the Didsbury Runners provided that they are accompanied by a parent or a carer. Although some of our Run Leaders are LIRF qualified and CRB checked, we cannot currently accept minors on their own.
Are you an England Athletic Affiliated Club?
No, Didsbury Runners are currently not an England Athletics affiliated club.
Why can't I wear headphones?
We ask that our runners do not wear headphones whilst on our runs. It is important that everyone can hear instructions given by our run leaders so that the groups are safe and do not obstruct other path users. Also, we are a social group, and part of the fun is to talk with your fellow runners!