Knowle & Dorridge Running Club COVID Secure Bookings

About our group

Welcome to the Knowle and Dorridge Running Club COVID Secure booking system.

This system is for paid up members only, and is not open to the public.  When restrictions are relaxed, we will once again, welcome visitors for trial runs with open arms; but for now, it's strictly members only.

Official club runs must be pre-booked, and will take place at 19:30 on Mondays and Wednesdays, meeting (at a social distance) in the car park at Dorridge Village Hall, Grange Rd, Dorridge, B93 8QA.  Depending on demand, alternative, outdoor meeting points will need to be used for additional groups, details and routes below.

Monday sessions will be a mixture of intervals, hill work, drills etc. For those wishing to work on pace and running form. They are suitable for all runners, regardless of experience or pace.

Wednesday sessions will be tempo runs, initially focusing on recovery, whilst the pressure of racing is off and COVID is a still a risk.

The listed pace is a long-term target, particularly for the first few weeks- choose the group running at your pre-lockdown pace.  Please feel free to run with whichever group suits how you feel each week. If you fancy an easier run, that's absolutely fine, but please do not run any faster than the run leader, even if the pace feels a little too slow for you.

Numbers are strictly limited to 5 runners per group leader. If run leaders are available, and demand is there, additional groups at the same pace will be offered.

 If a licensed run leader for your group is not available on a particular Monday or Wednesday, you will not see a link below.  If that happens, informal runs, without an official leader may be organised by members, running at their own risk, in groups no larger than 6.  If possible, the club would request that these start at meeting point outside Knowle, Dorridge and Bentley Heath, to ensure we maintain social distancing.  If you need to meet in the local area, please try to plan a route that does not overlap one of the official routes.

Other sessions e.g. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Sundays and Friday mornings may also be organised informally, in groups no larger than 6, at runners' own risk.  These will not come under the official K&D banner at the moment.

For any official or unofficial runs, please DO NOT run in your green and gold K&D top. Only run leaders will be running in green and gold, so they are clearly identifiable.

Before joining an official club run, particpants must:

- read and agree to adhere to our COVID19 risk assessment

- complete the individual self-assessment form to declare fitness to run, in a COVID capacity -this only needs to be completed once, unless your circumstances change

- listen to the pre-run briefing given by the run leader and follow all instructions given during the run

- ensure social distancing is maintained at all times, within the run group and with members of the public

Check out the links below to our club runs for this week.

When booking, please select the 'a' group option first.  If this is full, and a 'b' option is available for your group, an additional group at that pace will be running from a different venue, or following a different route.

Wednesday Tempo Runs

All 'a' groups meet at Dorridge Village Hall

Group 1a following Route 1a

Group 1b following Route 1b, meeting at Knowle Park Car Park

Group 2a following Route 2a

Group 2b following Route 2b meeting at Sainsburys Car Park, Dorridge

 Group 3a. following Route 3a

Group 3b following  Route 3a meeting, starting and finishing at Sainsburys Car Park, Dorridge

Group 4afollowing Route 1a and setting off 5 minutes after Group 1a

Group 4b Group 4b following Route 1b, meeting at Knowle Park Car Park and setting off 5 minutes after Group 1b

Group 5a following Route 2a and setting off 5 minutes after Group 2a

 Group 5bGroup 5b following Route 2b meeting at Sainsburys Car Park, Dorridge, and setting off 5 minutes after Group 2b

Group 6a following Route 3a and setting off 5 minutes after Group 3a

Group 6b  following Route 3a meeting, starting and finishing at Sainsburys Car Park, Dorridge, setting off 5 minutes after Group 3b

Group 7a following Route 7a

 GGroup 7broup 7b following Route 7b meeting at Downing Close

.Group 8a following Route 8a

Group 8b Group 8b following Route 8b meeting at Downing Close

 Group 9 following  Route 8a leaving 5 mins after Group 8a


Monday Interval Training

Group A training in Rodborough Rd/Knowle Wood Rd

Group B training in Edstone Close/Granville Rd

Group C training in Granville Rd/Edstone Close

Our runs are not in the public domain, so the Our Runs link below and at the top of the page will not work, use the links above to access the session bookings.


Contact Group

Contact details

A (Amanda) Crees - Group Leader


Meet our Team

Our locations


St. Phillips Church Hall, Dorridge

Sainsburys Car Park, Dorridge

Car Park, Dorridge Village Hall

Car Park, Downing Close

Car Park, Knowle Park, Lodge Rd

Downing Close