Penyffordd Run Club: About Us
Having run in the 2016 Chester Metric Marathon, three friends from Penyffordd met up for a run and had by coincidence turned up in the same blue running top they’d received from the race and joked that they looked like a running club.
It was this casual statement which seeded the idea of setting up a running club in Penyffordd and Penymynydd, and after chatting to a few other runners they knew they put a notice on the village Facebook page asking whether there were any like-minded people who fancied meeting up a few times a week in the village for a run. The response was overwhelming with over 100 people who showed interest.
From this they created their own Facebook running group with the first meeting held on Wednesday 12th October 2016 with 13 people turning up for a 3.5 mile run. Since then numbers have grown (we had 26 people during one evening meet!). An official name (Penyffordd Run Club) was selected, running colour (Green) chosen which in turn have been used to create our own running merchandise.
We are now affiliated with Welsh Athletics and UK Athletics, with the annual cost being £10 (that’s just 19p a week) which allows you optional membership to UK Athletics which in turn gives you discount to majority of official races throughout the UK, we also offer a fabulous set of club running gear at an affordable price.