Alsager Runners was started in September 2020 to give the runners in Alsager and the surrounding areas the opportunity to run together, support one another and enjoy social runs. Our enjoyment of running is important but more important is our commitment to help and encourage others to enjoy their running.
With lots of experience between us and different perspectives on what we want out of a run, we welcome people from any background and any ambition - whether it is just starting out, returning to running after a break, aiming to improve your times or training for a marathon or ultra-marathon we promise to support you, enjoy running together and laugh and smile whether it is beautiful sunshine or pouring with rain!
Whatever your ability no-one will be left behind on a run and you will always be made welcome.
Runs are every Tuesday at 6.30 meeting on the green outside the library in Alsager. Runs are also arranged on an ad hoc basis other days of the week and at weekends. Details will be posted on the website and facebook page.
Please register & join us for a run and see what we're all about!!
Please register by clicking Join us, then login with your email
Rules & Guidance
Before you join us for a run please register on our website -
For insurance and safety of runners
1 Click Join us
2 Login to the website via email
3 Sign up for a group that you feel is suitable
Group runs will be in groups of up to 10 with an identified run leader.
All Runs are planned in advance and attendees are recorded in their groups.
Please dont attend if you show any flu like symptoms or know anyone who has had flu like symptoms.
Please maintain social distancing before the run and while running.
Please be polite, give way to pedestrians, close any gates behind you and obey the countryside code when off road.
Don't leave anyone behind, muster back or wait at junctions.
And please enjoy yourselves!
Your Account will be deactivated(you will receive no club emails) if you fail to login or attend for 6 months as we use the active members number for insurance. To reactivate your account just login..
Run Leader Guide
Guidance for Run Leaders
Thanks for volunteering to lead an Alsager Runners Tuesday group. We want everyone to enjoy their runs with us and have fun. Being a run lead is a great opportunity to make people feel welcome and give them lots of support and encouragement.
In order to keep having different pace groups we need people to volunteer to lead runs - this can seem daunting so the committee has put together some guidelines to help you
Planning to lead a run
You do not have to be a coach or have a run leader qualification in order to lead a run
You are not legally responsible for any runner in the group
Lead a group that runs at a pace you are comfortable running at, perhaps consider dropping back a pace group from the one you would normally run with
If you are leading the run/walk group, seek guidance from the coaching team first to ensure that you are able to lead the group with a suitable structure ie: 1 minute run, 1 minute walk
Before you run
Before you set off, take your group to one side
Count the number of runners you have in your group
Check you have the people who are down as attending
Introduce yourself so that everyone running knows your name and ask everyone else to introduce themselves too
Ask that if anyone decides mid-run that they are going to drop out, that they let you know
Double check if there is anyone within the group stepping up the pace for the first time
During your run
Try to keep everyone running as a group and do not leave anyone behind at any point
Check everyone is comfortable at the pace, adjust if necessary
Try and keep your pace as even as possible and close to your target pace during the run – if you run faster than your ‘advertised pace’ you may find that some of your group struggle to keep up.
If you find the group is starting to split, you can call to your front runners and ask them to loop back. This would mean they run back towards the rest of the group, past the back runners for a little way and then turn to start running back to re-join at the back of the group. You can do this as many times as necessary over the course of the run
If you find your front runners are far too fast and run beyond your group then don't feel the need to chase them down just stay with the group or last runner. Encourage faster runners to move up a group for future runs
We run a lot on pavements and footpaths with shared usage. We don’t have right of way and need to be respectful of others. Be prepared to call out any hazards you encounter on your route, this could include other pedestrians, particularly if the pathway is narrow and you need runners to move to left/right/single file in order to pass safely and courteously. And bollards!
Re-count your group every mile to ensure you still have everyone you started with
Be mindful of road crossings, ask all the group to wait at busy junctions especially so you can ensure all cross safely
After your run
Count your group back in to make sure you have returned with everyone
In case of emergency on your run
If assistance is needed from any of the emergency services, call 999 as soon as you can safely do so
If a runner is hurt or has been taken ill, check to see if they are carrying an ICE tag with medical information and next of kin contact details
Utilise the rest of the group to either assist with the situation or find help if needed
If the group is large and there are more people than is ideal around the incident, ask if someone is happy to lead the group back to the starting point
When the situation is in hand, try to make contact with someone from the committee so they are informed contact email addresses are available on the website
Running When it is Dark
Ensure that you have a torch or running light and some hi-visibility clothing when running in the dark
If anyone planning to run with your group appears to not have suitable hi-viz or a torch, they either need to obtain some (perhaps another runner has spares) or should be discouraged from joining the run that night
Take care where possible to plan routes that are suitably lit
If running on paths where the lighting is not ideal, make use of your torches to help spot and call out hazards to the group
New Members & Members Secretary
Events & Club Organisation
Thought the year Alsager Runners will have planned events:
Alsager 5, Predictathon, Relay
Virtual Challenge, Fancy Dress, BBQ, Away Event, Christmas Run
All Events & Social Events are Organised by -
Stephen Mclean, Kirsty Mclean, Andy Cowden, Catherine Winders, Mark Sutton, Sue Hall, Sara & Angelo Apa
Alsager Runners is a great success, since our start in September 2020 we have been growing week on week and having new members join almost daily.
At the start as a committee we funded Alsager Runners between
ourselves at no cost to you runners but because Alsager Runners has become such a success the costs add up for insurance, website (email,hosting,domain,security) and events and we feel it is now necessary to charge an annual fee of £10 to be paid by the end of July.
Club accounts & a breakdown of costs are available at your request.
You will only need to pay the fee if you join us for a run, you are welcome to stay on the Alsager Runners facebook group for free & we will only ask members of the website for a fee. (You need to be a member on the website to run with us).
We have tried to keep the fee as low as possible and based on the current numbers of runners it should just cover the costs of running the club. However,in the event of there being any surplus funding it will go back into the club to fund events, club equipment, coaching qualifications & club kit subsidy for runners.
Payment of £10 to be paid by bacs to our club bank account.
Account name: Alsager Runners
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