Welcome to Cookham Running Club

 


We are a friendly group of runners based in the beautiful Thames-side village of Cookham, Berkshire with men and women members ranging from beginners to more speedy racing types.

Established in 2010, we are affiliated to England Athletics but our ethos remains strongly rooted in the more sociable aspects of the sport: we run, we explore new routes, we are committed to improving, but we also like to chat, over coffee and cakes (or something stronger) when we can.  The Junior section of the club was introduced in 2013 for younger runners.

When and where do we meet?

Our sessions depend on the time of year.

Summer Schedule

Tuesday

6pm Cookham Car Park

A scenic social run typically 6 miles

Thursday

7pm Alfred Major Park

Intervals training or Fartlek. Approx. 30 minutes

Saturday

9am Alfred Major Recreation Ground

A scenic social run typically 6 miles

 

Winter Schedule

Tuesday

6pm Little Marlow Running Track

A scenic social run typically 6 miles

Thursday

7pm outside Andrew Milsom estate agents

Hills training 3 to 5 miles (on road. Head torch and bright clothes recommended).

Saturday

 

9am Alfred Major Recreation Ground

A scenic social run typically 6 miles

 

Note some sessions will be at different times or places, e.g. where we have races with other clubs or go exploring new routes.

For more information please contact CookhamRunning@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Come and join us

We meet for track or hill sessions during the week and for longer runs on Saturday mornings when we have groups of walkers through to those covering 10 miles or more. Nobody is too slow; nobody gets left behind. Why not come and join us?

 

If you have never run before or want to get back into running, the club holds 6 week "Couch to 5km" running courses led by Paddy McGrath, a UK Athletics qualified coach, with the aim of getting you to be able to run 5k at the end of the course.   For more information, dates and details of the courses contact Peta Bee or Paddy McGrath.

Join the Juniors

Our junior athletes are highly competitive at road, track and cross country, entering teams in the Metropolitan Cross Country League, the NW London Young Athletes League as well as regional and county championships. In 2015/2016 they were U11 and U15 champions in the NW London Young Athletes League and won medals in 6 age groups. They also won medals at U13 level in the Chiltern Cross Country League.
The juniors meet on Tuesday evenings for a track session at the Little Marlow all-weather, 8-lane track and on Thursday evenings for a mixture of road reps and speed work on the grass. Most of our junior coaches are former international athletes and all are qualified and experienced, being England Athletics and DBS registered.

 

Above all else, we make sure the emphasis for juniors is on fun and we aim to foster a great team spirit. If you are age 9 or above, why not come and train with us? Contact Peta Bee for more information.