Lichfield Running Club

Lichfield Running Club was founded by Dave Lawton, Dave Nason, Mike Green and Dave Lewis in 1983. Lichfield Running Club members have been running and racing round Lichfield for over 35 years. Nowadays the club has more than 150 members, with weekly training sessions catering for a wide range of ability. Members also compete in races; the yellow Lichfield Running Club vest is regularly seen in local and national events.


In line with instructions from England Athletics, all Lichfield Running Club training sessions, courses, runs, races and social events have been cancelled until further notice. All members are reminded to follow the latest government guidelines on exercising. England Athletics reviewed their guidance on 4th November 2020; details may be accessed here. 

Due to the lack of races we are not holding our usual Grand Prix, Time Trial and Off Road competitions for 2020. Instead, we are holding a one-off competition using actual and virtual races during the rest of the 2020 season. Club members should watch out for LRC e-mails regarding the virtual races and check the LRC Facebook page. 

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We have our own club Grand Prix championship with races ranging from 5km to half marathon, an Off-Road series, Time Trial series, and team events. We can currently cater for adult runners aged from 18 upwards. Younger runners should look at the Staffordshire Athletics Network.

Lichfield Running Club welcomes people of all abilities, although you need to be able to run 5 miles before you run with the main groups. We run regular beginners’ and novice courses to help you reach this level.

From the annual award ceremony, to post-race pub visits, to after training socials, Lichfield Running Club is friendly and welcoming.

Interested in joining? Go to our New Members page. You can also find us on Facebook and Instagram.

Beginner runner? Beginners courses run from Saxon Hill Community Cafe. Arrive at 6.20 for a 6.30 start, finishes about 7.15. This is a 10 week course aiming to get you from nothing to 5k. Cost is £20. Please email to register, or visit our Beginners page.

The course that started on 26th February 2020 has been suspended due to Covid 19 restrictions. Please check here for updates.