Thank you for your interest in joining the club.
Your Norwich Road Runners Membership includes:
Access to all of the clubs training sessions and road running sessions;
Use of the facilities available at Sprowston Academy (lockers, changing rooms, showers and parking);
Affiliation with UK Athletics (£15) - with a discount on entering races (for more information, please click here);
Affiliation with Athletics Norfolk, making you eligible for county championship team prizes;
Access to our social events (Christmas party, club social nights etc);
Access to the Round Norfolk Relay teams;
Free entry and travel to Norfolk Cross country events;
Free entry with subsidised travel to National Cross country events;
The ability to meet with, train and socialise with a large group of friendly and like minded individuals;
An opportunity to apply for a club London Marathon Ballot space;
And much more...
All for an incredibly low yearly membership price:
First Claim Members: £36(including UKA Membership).
Second Claim Members: £15.
For Junior Members, please see the junior section of the website.
Ray Lindsey, Mark Futter and Stephen Sadd were running together in 1982 under the banner of Fitt Signs.They were joined by Stephen Dixon in mid 1982 and definitely by the Fakenham 10 mile race on 11 July 1982.
For a brief period they ran under the banner of Midnight Runners and the results from the second Norfolk marathon in September 1983 show that the Midnight Runners came 4th Non-affiliated team( S.Dixon 3:27:04,M. Futter 3:27:06, R.Lindsay 3:31:56 S.Sadd 4:01:58 )
At the same time as this, but independently, Michael Betts had started running and,as he lived in the same road as Richard Sales ( Thurling Plain) they started running together. They too ran the 2nd Norfolk Marathon( R. Sales 3:02:42, M Betts 3:08:58) and it was here that they met the others for the first time. It was also here that Mick Betts met up again with Ivan Loades ( I.Loades 3:12:33) who he had known in his childhood.
The six of us ( Mick Betts, Stephen Dixon, Mike Futter,Ray Lindsey, Ivan Loades and Richard Sales) met more regularly. Later, in order to attract more members and keep our best runners, we made a group decision to change the name from Midnight Runners to Norwich road Runners.
The club therefore has six founding members Mick Betts, Stephen Dixon, Mike Futter,Ray Lindsay, Ivan Loades and Richard Sales. This took place in late 1983 to early 1984 with the first printed record is of the 2nd Ipswich Marathon on the 9th September 1984 although it is possible we ran under the club name earlier in 1984.
The club was growing and so we started running from The Crome Recreation Centre on Crome Road (now demolished) and later in 1985 the club became affiliated, with Mick Betts becoming the first club secretary.
The rest ,as they say, is history