Thursday Social Run


Our social runs usually have four groups of different paces. The approximate pace of the groups and distance they run are as follows:

  • Group 1: 10-12 km at 5 minutes per kilometre (8 min/mile) with only occasional stops to re-group
  • Group 2: 10-12 km at 5½ minutes per kilometre (9 min/mile) with regular stops to re-group
  • Group 3: 8-10 km at 6 minutes per kilometre (10 min/mile) with run/walk sections as required
  • Group 4: 6-8 km at 7 minutes per kilometre (11 min/mile) with run/walk sections or breaks as required

All of our runs are led by qualified Leaders in Running Fitness, an England Athletics qualification. We are extremely friendly and will be happy to advise which group would be most suitable. Whichever group you choose, we guarantee nobody will be put under pressure or left behind!

Please note not all groups will run every single week due to the availability of run leaders. Please check club communications or contact us if you need to find out whether a specific group will be running.


You don’t need anything specific to join our social runs – we just ask that you dress appropriately for the conditions! In the summer we like to do some off-road routes, but road shoes will always be suitable as we’ll only do these routes when the ground is sufficiently dry.

Between October and March inclusive, please wear bright (ideally reflective) clothing so you can be seen by drivers, cyclists, pedestrians and everyone else. Please also bring a head or chest torch during this time if you have one as not all of our routes are fully covered by street lighting.

Meeting Time


Meeting Location

We meet at the junction of Knavesmire Road, Racecourse Road and Campleshon Road, by the access gates to the Knavesmire.

There is free car parking on Knavesmire Road and Racecourse Road and the nearest postcode is YO23 1EX. There is bike parking just to the left of the gates onto the Knavesmire. Frequent buses from the city centre stop directly at Mount Vale.

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Joining us

You are welcome to just turn up to one of our social runs before joining the club! If you’d like more information, you can contact John Middleton 07729 049971 or Martin Parvin 01904 707949 or use our contact page.