The Club was the brain child of Malcolm Bayer, who moved to Sidmouth from Oxfordshire where he was an active member of Headington Road Runners, Oxford. The initial group of runners gathered at the local Leisure Centre on Monday 13 January 2003. Under the guidance of a steering committee things happened quickly and by 1 April 2003 the Club was affiliated to UK Athletics and operating from the prestigious Sailing Club premises on the Esplanade, Sidmouth.
The Club meets every Wednesday evening at 7 pm for a training run / session suitable for runners of all abilities. More serious training is undertaken on Monday evenings, frequently starting at the Mutters Moor Car Park at the top of Peak Hill. Visitors are always welcome and further information can be obtained from Malcolm on 01395 – 519377 or John Keast on 01395 – 516605. The weekends usually involve races on the Sunday or a longer Club run on Saturday mornings.
The Club caters for all running disciplines and its membership has continued to rise throughout the year. Annual subscriptions covering the Club’s financial year to 31 March are for Senior members and for Juniors. Family membership is also available.
Social activities are also an important element of Club life so why not come along and meet us. We look forward to seeing you.