There is a local parkrun event in Perth. It’s route is often used by club runners on training runs, and we know it really well. As it is local to us, we support it and encourage all runners to give it a try whatever your ability. It is a family oriented run too so the whole family can enjoy it. To find out more, go to Perth parkrun for more details.
On May 7th 2016, Perth Roadrunners will take over at Perth parkrun! What do we mean by that – well, we will supply all the marshals, helpers etc and even supply a large number of pacers too. We’re even providing some of our legendary home baking afterwards too.
We are passionate supporters of parkrun and this is our chance to help out by providing all the helpers needed on the day. We plan to do this takeover 3-4 times per year. It is, of course, also an opportunity for us to promote our friendly, welcoming running cub. We hope to inspire fellow parkrunners to come along and give our club a try if they’re just starting out on their own running journey and have been inspired by parkrun.
There is often a misconception that organised running clubs are all about fast runners and super fit specimens – well, we are not about that. We welcome runners of all abilities – we have a wide range of abilities and ages within the club. All we ask is that you come along on a Tuesday night and join us on a run around the streets of Perth and see if you would like to join us. We split in many small groups on the night and you will be matched with a group based on your currently abilities. There is also someone available to talk to newcomers too.
We attend many races throughout Scotland, the UK (and the world) – so you will usually see at least one green vest at a local race representing the club. So by joining the club, you will expand the number of fellow runners you know who always have a story, a tip or just simply an encouraging word. At the end of the day, we all love running.
We have been in existence just over 30 years so already have a rich running heritage. We also host two races per year – a 5 miler and a 10 miler. We also have an active cross country and trail scene – we have recently introduced a Hill Running series. So there is also plenty of variety if you want to try something other than running on the roads.
Please come along and join us on May 7th – other dates will be published in the near future.