The running section is a fun group of runners of mixed ability. We have runners who just want to run at a gentle pace and for no more than an hour to some which are happy to push themselves and run without talking and all the levels in between.
Throughout the year we hold social running events such as a Mulled Wine run at Christmas, a Halloween Run, mystery tour, summer handicap run, etc.
Runners meet on Monday at 8pm and are usually back to rehydrate by 9pm -9.15pm. We run distances from 3 to 6 miles come rain or shine.
Whichever pace you want to run at we have a group for you to run in, so you never run alone.
Many our runners meet on an informal basis to run on Saturday or Sunday mornings and these are usually organised on a weekly basis.
All competitors in the water on a photogenic morning The open sea swim starts… with a jump off the end of Eastbourne’s historic pier, one of the most iconic starts on the triathlon calendar. Exiting the swim on the way to transition to collect the bike After a 2.4 mile swim in the open sea… […]
We have a plan to run the Hagley route next Monday (21st June). This is a classic run over the North Worcestershire Hills, best undertaken at this time of year when we’ve got maximum day length. Have a look at Simon’s post to see the route: https://www.relive.cc/view/v1vjegQN3YqWhen? Suggest we assemble at the club for 6:45pm, […]
The Birmingham Black Country Half Marathon is a unique point to point race along the canal towpaths between Wolverhampton City Centre and Brindley Place in Birmingham.
The race format is based on peoples predicted running time (seeded) in a time trial format with runners starting in waves between 08:00 – 12:00. The conditions underfoot vary from gravel tracks and un-kept trails to smooth pavement.
The race accommodates all capabilities. There are entries for “Elites” such as club runners or those serious about running and the “Socials” those that are also club runners but don’t take it too seriously, those who like a personal challenge or those running for another reason.
The route is largely flat with locks and bridges as the only inclines, the route includes the famous ‘Coseley Tunnel’ a 360 metre tunnel, a memorable feature of the scenic course. The route features floating drink stations (canal barges) every 3 miles offering runners water and electrolyte.
The finish line is in the heart of Brindley Place, Birmingham, all finishers will receive a bespoke finishers medal and a well stocked goody bag. Brindley Place boasts plenty of pubs and bars where you can refuel after the event and spend some time cheering in finishers.