We know joining a club can be a bit daunting, but we’re a friendly and welcoming bunch, and always delighted to see new faces.
You can review our Try Running with us page for details, and review our typical training schedule and estimated session duration, to ensure it’s suitable for you. Note the minimum age for joining our club is 18.
Training nights are generally based at Glasgow Club Nethercraigs at this address: Glasgow Club Nethercraigs, 355 Corkerhill Road, Glasgow G52 1RR, tel. 0141 287 3436. We’d generally encourage guests to plan their first visit to us when we’re based here.
In the winter months (from October-March), on alternative Wednesday’s, the club meets at St Francis Community Centre, G5 0SE, for a session based on Glasgow Green. More details on this new venue for 2018/19, on the member’s forum, and do check the training schedule. We’ve also recently launched Whatsapp announcement group, which members can join: We’ll aim to post a reminder when we’re meeting at St Francis Community Centre.
Before your first visit, we’d encourage you to take up the “Free trial/Guest” membership on our online system. This ensures we have your emergency contact details. We do have forms available at club nights too.
What to expect at training
We all know there can be some anxiety involved in visiting somewhere new for the first time, but we hope this will put your mind at rest! We would suggest you aim to come to our start venue for about 6.20pm (aiming to be ready to run for 6.25pm). At Nethercraigs we meet right behind reception, but if you’re not sure the venue staff will direct you. Find the trustees on duty (you can now see their names on the training schedule). Don’t forget a £1 coin to use one of the lockers.
If you’ve not taken up a Free trial/Guest online membership, we’ll ask you to fill in some emergency contact details (in future visits, you can add your name on the sign-in sheet), and somebody will explain the setup to you, but you can also have a read of our welcome letter.
Your first four sessions are free, so take your time to decide if we’re right for you. We’d invite you to become a member after a few weeks. If you’ve signed up for a guest membership, it’s just a case of choosing a membership plan, and popping in your payment details. Direct debit is the most flexible.
After a few announcements and race results, you’ll be introduced, and then a coach will explain the session structures, then we’ll head off for a run or training session. Speak to other runners or group leads too: They’ll always be happy to explain the subtleties of the session if you’re unsure. We’re usually back between 7.30 and 8, although that very much depends on the session.
Becoming a member
After a few sample sessions to make sure we suit, we’d love you to join the club. We have a new membership fees structure from 2018 which can either be paid monthly (via direct debit) or annually (via direct debit, card or bank transfer), and offers concessionary rates.
Membership is made up of a small membership fee, and a contribution towards the operational costs of the club (room hire, coaching courses, etc), typically based on how much training you do with us. Prices start from £3.95 per month (excluding our even lower concessions rates), which we think makes us one of the best value running clubs in Glasgow. You can even save a bit if you pay annually, and if you’re a UK tax payer you can help by ticking ‘Gift Aid’, which at no cost to you, means the club can get a bit more out of the membership fee part!
How to get to Nethercraigs
Please use the Traveline Scotland website to decide what is the best transport option for you.
Nethercraigs is just opposite Corkerhill railway station.
How to get to St Francis Community centre
Please use the Traveline Scotland website to decide what is the best transport option for you. The venue is not far from Bridge Street subway station, and a 10 minute walk from Bridgeton, Pollokshields East railway stations. It is just off Ballater road, and only a 10 minute jog from Glasgow Green.