A: Our membership period is from 1st April to 31st March each year. We also welcome new members to take out membership throughout the year and offer pro-rata rates depending on the date of joining.
A: No. We operate a grace period of 3 runs. If you decide that you enjoy it and wish to continue to run with us then we will ask you to pay and join.
A: No. Our membership fees are already low so we are unable to refund any unused membership except in exceptional circumstances at the discretion of the committee.
A: This money gets used to promote the club, pays for prizes and trophies, contribute towards the cost of some training courses for coaches, club affiliation, and social events. We are a non-profit organisation and everyone who runs the club, is a volunteer. If you feel that you would be able to take a more active role in the club, speak to any of the existing committee members.
A: It costs an individual nothing to participate in a single club run. We allow you to run with us for up to three times whilst you decide whether you enjoy it. After this we expect you to join or stop running with us. The current prices can be viewed in Membership section of the website.
A: Most of the runs meet at the King George field in Boxted, In the winter though, the Tuesday evening run meets at the Colchester United stadium.
A: Anyone over the age of 16 can join the club. There is no upper limit and we have runners in their 20′s, 30′s, 40′s, 50′s, 60’s and 70′s.
A: It depends on the weather but shorts/leggings and short sleeve/long sleeve top should be fine. Try to use sports specific wicking material in warm weather. You should also wear running specific trainers if you have them. We have Boxted Runners Tops available to purchase which you can wear for club runs, and MUST wear if you are representing Boxted Runners in a Race.
A: A positive attitude and a pair of trainers, then just turn up at a session and advise a coach you’re new to the club. Simple as that! – You can attend three times before committing to be a member.
A: A Tuesday and Thursday club run may be anything between 5km and 10km. However, many of the runs may be longer or shorter depending on the objectives of the session. Make sure that you check the distances available via the Event calendar the session you plan to join. There are often multiple options available to give you a different distance to run if you need it.