Our FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How often do you meet?
Club run every Monday 6:00-7:00pm (excluding Bank Holidays). Social run / coffee morning 10:00am last Friday of each month.
How much does it cost?
You are welcome to attend a free taster session, then it is £4.00 per month which provides fully trained Run Leaders and club insurance.
What do I need to wear?
Trainers you are comfortable running in, sports clothing that allows freedom of movement and breathability, a sports bra for women. Layers are sensible for colder conditions and high viz/personal lights are required for dark nights. Rain does not call off a run meet so you may wish to wear a light, breathable, shower resistant outer layer.
Club logo clothing is available to buy however, once you have paid 3 months dues you receive a free club t-shirt.
Are there changing rooms?
No, we meet outside the Arboretum’s Visitors’ Centre (what 3 words: pens.global.foods) so you need to arrive in your running gear. There is nowhere to leave bags/coats, so travel light. We have access to toilet facilities.
Do I need to bring a drink?
No, you should ensure you are sufficiently hydrated to comfortably exercise for an hour.
Is there parking?
Yes, there is plenty of street parking nearby.
Do I need to be a runner to join?
No, our groups cater for all ability levels, from absolute beginners to 10kers!
Will I have to run for an hour?
No, each group has tailored running activities with breathing breaks as necessary to suit the goals/abilities of its members.
What if I can’t keep up/hold others back?
WARC has a ‘no-one left behind’ policy; members are mutually supportive, understanding and encouraging.
What if I have specific support needs?
The club has strategies in place to meet the needs of more vulnerable members, but each members needs would need to be assessed on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us to discuss your requirements before joining
What if I can’t make a session?
You will be missed! But there is no penalty or reduction in fees.
Can I run with my child in a pushchair?
No, the requisites of insurance cover make it unfeasible. Children need to be 12 years old before they can join the club (and be covered by club insurance). Run Leaders are DBS checked.
Can I run with my dog?
No, the requisites of insurance cover make it unfeasible.