We organise a number of events and races locally.
Our flagship is the Poole Festival of Running, incorporating the Poole 10k, 5k Fun Run and Minithons for 8-14 year olds.
The Poole 10k now ranks as one of the significant road running events in the South. This race has been awarded the BARR gold grade and now attracts a capacity field of 1,000 runners well before race day. The Minithons and Youth races are probably unmatched in Southern England outside London Marathon day. They regularly attract around 1,000 youngsters and have been the springboard for athletes such as Charlotte Moore and Louise Damen who now represent England and Great Britain.
We also run many other events for our club runners.
The Broadstone Quarter Marathon every New Years Day is hosted by Broadstone Leisure Centre and organised by Poole Runners.
Our Picket Post run in February takes runners by coach to the picturesque New Forest for a choice of 15 or 18 miles back to our base in Broadstone along the Castleman Trailway. This is an excellent workout for those running the London Marathon in April.
The annual summer Wayfarers Relays sees Poole Runners invite other local clubs for a 6 person relay along the trails of Ferndown Forest, followed by a BBQ and disco.
We host the annual 5k Time Trials, six in Winter at Boscombe seafront and six in Summer at Upton Country park, which incorporates a hotly contested junior mile.
Poole Runners Biannual Ladies 5K in April and September is a race for Ladies of 14 years and over and helps and raises awareness of OVACOME, the ovarian cancer charity.
We also attend many local, national and international events.
The London Marathon is contested by many of our runners, three of whom will have won a place in our London Marathon lottery (runners who were rejected in the ballot). There's a coach trip to London for our runners and friends.
We send a relay team to The Welsh Castles Relay which is held in the second weekend in June and run from Caernarfon in North Wales to Cardiff in South Wales, with an overnight stop in Newtown. It is not strictly a relay: runners do not pass a baton to team-mates; and each stage is a self-contained race.
Many of our runners run all over the world, from New York to Tokyo (now that is a long run)
If you're a jetsetter, there will be someone to accompany you.