*** As of 16/03/2020, due to the recommendations for social distancing we have suspended club runs on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays until further notice. Please monitor here and our Facebook page for updates***
Running with KHRC is free and easy. There’s no pre-booking and no commitment – just turn up and run!
All new runners need to do is complete a short information form when they come to their first run. You can find the form here.
Tuesday Runs All Runners
Our main club run is on Tuesday evening. We have different meeting spots and run routes in the spring/summer and in the autumn/winter. From 10th September we are using the winter routes. We meet at the Grove Road entrance to Colmore School. The new runner’s briefing is at 6.45 pm then warm-up and dispatch in pace groups begins at 6:50 pm.
Everyone runs the same 4 mile route – we alternate between two different routes. We set off in pace groups from 6 minutes a mile to 14 minutes a mile, so there will be people to run with at your pace.
For people not yet ready to do 4 miles at 14 minutes a mile or faster, including absolute beginners, we hold a separate beginners session at the same time. This session is based upon the requirements of those who attend.
Saturday Beginner’s Session and 4 miles Beginners
We meet in Kings Heath Park at 9:50am, near the Avenue Road car park.
The beginners’ session is based upon the requirements of those who attend, including absolute beginners. Even if you can’t yet run a step, A run leader will look after you in this session and gradually build your ability.
From mid-October until late- June we also have a volunteer led 4 mile run. Between late-June and mid-October we have a volunteer led half marathon training programme, the target event is the Birmingham half marathon. Both runs are at 12-13 minute mile pace.
Thursday Runs Intermediate
We meet at 6.50 pm, ready to run at 7 pm. Different kinds of run happen on Thursday: coached sessions, hill sessions, rep sessions, and 10k runs might be on offer. These sessions tend to suit people with a little bit of experience of running and of the club – so for your first run with the club, you’re best to come along on a Tuesday or a Saturday.
Important medical advice, please read before you come running with us
If you choose to run with Kings Heath Running Club you are declaring yourself mdeically fit to run. Kings Heath Running Club will not accept any liability for any illness or injury sustained during a run.
Do you use an inhaler or other medication? Please carry this with you on EVERY run.
If you have any questions or concerns about your health and running please see your GP.
What to do before you run with us
All you need is a pair of trainers. If you want further advice on options for running shoes and what to wear, we’ll be pleased to give it to you, but for your first runs just wear what you’ve got. A high–vis or light-coloured top is extremely useful for our winter evening runs.
You don’t need to prebook – just come along, tell us you’re new and we’ll soon make you feel at home.
You don’t need to pay – Joining the club is always optional. You can run with us, for free, for as long as you like.
If you want to run with someone outside of our regular sessions, post to our Facebook group. Our members regularly post up runs that they’d like to do, inviting people to join them. Post to our Facebook group saying what distance you’d like to do, at what sort of speed, and when, and someone will probably want to join you, all we ask is that you include the following disclaimer – “This is a social run. Please note if you run, you run at your own risk. This run is not covered by a qualified run leader/ coach and as such the club will not accept any liability for any injury or illness sustained during this session.”