What Do Our Runners Say About KHRC?

“I’m always going to be a beginner and I’m more than happy with that because I’m treated the same as an ultra-runner, with dignity, integrity, respect, and friendship.”

“Kings Heath Running Club is invaluable to me. Having always hated running, when I moved to Kings Heath I found myself feeling isolated and lacking motivation to get active. I started the couch to 5k programme on my own, and then braved a beginners’ running group with KHRC. It is one of the best decisions I have ever made, both for my mental and physical health.”

“I joined Kings Heath Running Club after years of unsuccessfully trying to ‘get into’ running. Before long I got ‘the bug’ and have since thrown myself into twice weekly club runs, parkrun, half marathons, cross country running and more. My children now participate in regular Junior parkruns. It’s a common story – when people find their people they build their confidence, improve their fitness, find a support network. Club is all of these things to me and it’s genuinely been a game changer for my physical and mental health.”

“I joined the club and could not run at all before I started. Today I did an 18 mile training run for this year’s London Marathon. If it was not for the club I would never achieved what I did today, they have coached me to reach this level.“

“Being too embarrassed to run down the road, let alone join a club, I began running on a treadmill at home about 10 years ago. Eventually I made it out into the big outdoors and entered my first 10k and the Birmingham half marathon. Having always stopped running through the winter I thought it might be a good idea to join a club. I met some lovely people and it was refreshing to have a social side to all that sweat and effort!”

“I feel like I’ve found my tribe. I love the support and energy that keeps me motivated, the feeling of community. I’m so inspired by the efforts and achievements of other runners. It took me a while to think of myself as a runner but now it’s a part of my identity. The club is a massive part of that. I never thought I’d join a running club either – I’m so glad I did. And the kit looks fantastic – I love wearing the lion!”