We meet on Tuesdays at the Jim Peters Stadium, Mayesbrook Park, Barking RM8 2JR. Arrive 18:45 and the warm-up starts at 19:00. There is free off-street parking close by, next to the Barking Sporthouse. The track is 5-10 minutes’ walk from Longbridge Road, which is serviced by the 145 bus route. Your first track session with us is free. Further sessions cost £3 each (or £2 each if you become a club member), on a “pay as you go” basis (cash only.) There is a clubhouse at the track where you’ll find toilets and changing rooms, and where you can leave a bag during the session. Afterwards we meet there for tea, coffee, biscuits and a chat. Refreshments are provided free to all participants. A couple of times a year the track is closed when the Club is taking part in a race. Please check with us for further details.
On most Thursdays we meet for a group run out on the local roads. You can find us in the foyer of the Castle Green Sports Centre (based at the Jo Richardson Community School), Gale Street, Dagenham RM9 4UN. Please aim to arrive by 18:45 to allow time for a prompt 19:00 start. There is on-street parking adjacent to the sports centre, as well as a small car park. Becontree station, serviced by the District Line and the 145 bus route, is a ten-minute walk along Gale Street. The run is free. There are toilets at the Sports Centre. Although there are changing rooms, our runners usually arrive already changed into their running gear. There are vending machines available for hot and cold drinks, and snacks. During the summer months you’ll sometimes find us instead at Barking Park. Please check our Facebook page or contact one of our committee members for details.
On Saturday our members can usually be found participating – either as runners or volunteers – at one of the parkruns in the local area. Parkrun is a free, timed, 5k (3.1 miles) run. To participate, you just need to register first at parkrun.org. uk, print out your athlete barcode and take it along to parkrun with you. Your barcode is scanned at the end of your run and you will receive your time by email or text. Full results appear on the website of the relevant parkrun. More information about local parkruns can be found here.
On Sundays (if we’re not racing) our members can often be found over at Hainault Forest Country Park, for a social/training run. We meet at the car park outside the Global Café, on Fox Burrow Road (off Romford Road), Chigwell IG7 4QN. We typically meet there at 09:30. There are toilets by the car park, but no changing facilities. Make sure you bring some cash for a cuppa afterwards! Note: there is a charge for parking, payable via the Ringo App[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]
Jim Peters Stadium
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Castle Green Sports Centre
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Hainault Forest Country Park
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