Join Wreake Runners and Reap the Rewards

Previously based in Thurmaston, Wreake runners have now relocated their ‘hub’ to Syston. What this means is that runners have a meeting point to gather and group for running sessions on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, a starting and finishing point for runs. Track sessions continue fortnightly at Ratcliffe college – an excellent facility with the opportunity to meet other members and take part in structured track sessions to improve fitness and speed. Sessions are currently operating within Covid secure guidelines.

Daniel Gadsby, the club Chairman, says “Having the pavillion in Syston is great for us, as we have so many members from the surrounding villages, it’s a good central location. Most members choose to run to the hub, although there is car parking available for some that come over from Sileby, Birstall and Scraptoft. It was a shame that we had to relocate from Roundhill school in Thurmaston, but totally understandable as the space was needed for additional class facilities during the pandemic. We are hoping this year will see a wave of new members joining us as everyone embraces the benefits that running outdoors and with others can bring.”

Now more than ever we appreciate the importance of our health and running is proven to help us physically and mentally. Being part of a running club offers you access to a local community and is completely flexible depending on your ability and commitment.

You can improve your running, no matter what level you are. Our members cover all abilities and speeds, so there will always be someone to chase after or encourage you.

Structured workouts can bring real improvements to pace, strength and time. Pushing yourself with hills, speed work and distance can really help your progress.

Having others to run with is more motivating and keeps you accountable. You are less likely to talk yourself out of a run, as well as benefiting from improvements, pace, route variety and social aspects.

Discover new places to explore. Finding new footpaths, routes and new people to run with keeps things interesting, fun and enjoyable.

Wreake Runners is a fun, friendly and supportive club open to all abilities, with run routes of typically 5-10 miles. We split into groups of varying standards covering roads, scenic footpaths and trails including Watermead, Bradgate and open countryside.

To learn more, visit facebook/wreakerunners or and arrange to come along for a no-pressure trial to see if the club is right for you.