Welcome to Perth Road Runners!
We pride ourselves on being a friendly running club and have proudly brought runners together in Perth for almost 40 years. Our philosophy is to inspire and be inspired; all we ask is that you have a pair of running shoes and a sense of humour. We will take care of the rest.
We have a broad range of ages and abilities in the club.
We meet twice a week: always on Tuesdays – and alternating between Wednesdays and Thursdays:
- On Tuesdays (6:30pm), we meet at Bell’s Sports Centre (outside) for our traditional Club Run. We tend to run for around 1 hour at these sessions; the range can be anything from 4-5 miles up to (and very occasionally more than) 10 miles.
- Every other Wednesday (6:30pm), we have organised coaching sessions at the George Duncan Athletics Arena, North Muirton for speed sessions over varying distances. Newcomers need not be intimidated by the track! These sessions are every bit as useful and fun for the beginner (some of whom can be quite intimidated by a running track!) as they are for the elite runner. Note: entry to the GDAA on these evenings is via the eastern/Community Campus end of the track (ie the gate on the home bend) and not via the western/Grammar School end.
- On Thursdays (6:30 pm) of the other week (ie alternating weeks with the Wednesday sessions), we normally train in the Kinnoull and Deuchny Hill areas (when we are on British Summer Time) and around Bertha Park (when on GMT), these sessions being mainly hill and trail reps/intervals. We meet at the Jubilee car park at Kinnoull/Deuchny and Bertha Park School in the winter. Do please check the Events Calendar (link immediately below) before going along and contact us if in any doubt.
The dates and details for these training evenings can be found in our Events Diary and on our Training page. The club’s three race series and various internal club events (see, respectively, the Racing and Club Classics tabs above) also appear on that Events Diary.
At our Tuesday Club Runs, we have a ‘Meet & Greet’ set-up where one of our members will welcome you to the club and run with you, introducing you to some of our members who would likely be running at the same pace as you. This is a great way to meet us and see what the club is about. We very much invite you to one of our Tuesday sessions as a taster session and to meet us all.
Joining the club is easy. Click the link to our Entry Central membership page. There, you can fill in your details online and pay the daftly reasonable £15.00 membership fee. As a member, you are entitled to other benefits too. We highly recommend that our members also join Scottish Athletics to (among other benefits) save money on race entry fees.
We look forward to running with you!
Perth Road Runners is a Registered Charity – Charity Registration Number SC048512