Running Club

Voted 'Best Running Club' in 2011 Running Bug Awards

Become part of a new type of Running Club, be a 'Purple Patch Runner'

Benefits of joining:-

  • Affiliation to UK Athletics
  • £2 off race entry fees
  • Chiltern League Cross Country Fixtures
  • Contact other members through our Running Club network
  • Members Only Webpage with Race time log
  • Discounted kit & shoes at selected retailers
  • Discounted coaching service
  • Club vest and other club kit available to purchase
  • £30 per year

Perhaps joining a running club has always seemed to be either just something that other runners do, or too much commitment, too scary, or just not convenient due to your own work/family commitments. We formed Purple Patch Runners to provide runners just like you with your own running club; with all the benefits of a traditional club, but without the pressures of having to meet on a certain 'club' night and train in a certain way.

You will have access to the Purple Patch Runners members page on this website, where you can log your race times, 'chat' with other members, ask for training advice, arrange to meet for races and generally feel part of the club.

We participate in Cross Country in the Chiltern League - 5 fixtures at different venues over the winter and everyone is welcome regardless of ability.

We also have various other races that we all meet at, such as the PP Handicap 10k and The PP Parkrun tour (6 x parkruns in various locations), as well as various ad hoc races suggested by members

We have an annual Awards Dinner, where prizes are given for various categories.  These are age and sex graded, so you don't have to be the speediest to win!

We will be there with advice and guidance if you need it.

Take the first step. As soon as you have received your membership card, you can claim your discounts and join our network of runners.

Purple Patch Runners

Your Running Club!