Welcome to Cookham Running Club
We are a friendly group of runners based in the beautiful Thames-side village of Cookham, Berkshire with men and women members ranging from complete beginners to more speedy racing types.
Established in 2010, we are affiliated to England Athletics but our ethos remains strongly rooted in the more sociable aspects of the sport: we run, we explore new routes, we are committed to improving, but we also like to chat, over coffee and cakes (or something stronger) when we can. The Junior section of the club was introduced in 2013 for younger runners.
Junior Section Meeting Times
Where we meet
The National Trust car park on Cookham Moor
Come and join us
We meet for track or hill sessions during the week and for longer runs on Saturday mornings when we have groups of walkers through to those covering 10 miles or more. Nobody is too slow; nobody gets left behind. Why not come and join us?
If you have never run before or want to get back into running, the club holds 6 week "Couch to 5km" running courses led by Paddy McGrath, a UK Athletics qualified coach, with the aim of getting you to be able to run 5k at the end of the course. For more information, dates and details of the courses contact Peta Bee or Paddy McGrath.
Join the Juniors
Our junior athletes are highly competitive at road, track and cross country, entering teams in the Metropolitan Cross Country League, the NW London Young Athletes League as well as regional and county championships. In 2015/2016 they were U11 and U15 champions in the NW London Young Athletes League and won medals in 6 age groups. They also won medals at U13 level in the Chiltern Cross Country League.
The juniors meet on Tuesday evenings for a track session at the Little Marlow all-weather, 8-lane track and on Thursday evenings for a mixture of road reps and speed work on the grass. Most of our junior coaches are former international athletes and all are qualified and experienced, being England Athletics and DBS registered.
Above all else, we make sure the emphasis for juniors is on fun and we aim to foster a great team spirit. If you are age 9 or above, why not come and train with us? Contact Peta Bee for more information.