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 England Athletics guidance, we have now restarted club sessions on Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings. All places must be booked via the Spond app; new members will be sent details of Spond as part of their induction. We are continuing with our virtual club competition and we are hoping we will be able to get back to in-person racing later in the year. Latest update from England Athletics can be found here.
We are aware that more people discovered running as a great form of exercise during 2020 and may be interested in joining our club. If so, please go to the “Join Us” page and follow the link to email our membership secretary. Those interested in taking part in a beginners’ course should also contact the membership secretary.
Due to the lack of races we did not hold our usual Grand Prix, Time Trial and Off Road competitions for 2020. Instead, we held a one-off competition using actual and virtual races during the 2020 season. Provisional programmes for the 2021 season can be found on the appropriate ‘Competitions’ pages. Club members should also watch out for LRC e-mails regarding upcoming races and check the LRC Facebook page.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.