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Track Training 2018 - Dates:

17th January

14th Febraury

4th April

Track session for juniors and seniors led by Head Coach Alan Rutterford at St. Ives Outdoor Leisure
£2 payable to Alan on the night or in advance to
Showers and changing facilities are available, lockers take £1 coin

Beginners course dates 2018:

Spring: 12th March

Summer: 16th June

Autumn: 17th September

More Info

Contact Charlotte -

Club Best All Rounder Competition 2018

Ely Runners Best All Rounder (BAR) - Rules & Info

Final Points Table 2017 - updated 081117

BAR Spreadsheet 2017

Kevin Henry League, Dates 2018 - TBC

League website


Some upcoming free XC races for your diary: - free to members, no pre registration required just arrive in good time with club kit. Note the December race cancelled due to snow has been rescheduled

Club Cross Country free to members - Sunday 21st January - CONFIRMED


Ryston Runners XC League (~£5 on the day) one race per month till March


ECCA National Champs, free to members - London, 24th February. Deadline for entries is 10th January - let me know your name and DOB if you are interested by end of 10th January. You need an EA number to run. If you don't have one, you can get one here: click EA Affiliation 2018-2019 £15




Ely Runners meet for training every Tuesday and Thursday evening at 7pm on the upstairs bar room of the Paradise Centre, Ely (see location ) where there is the club notice board in the foyer, and access to changing rooms, showers, gym and a bar.

Evening training runs are varied and enjoyable. Tuesday training consists of hill training (even in the Fens!), speed work, repetitions and intervals. Thursday training is usually a longer steady run (with shorter options for beginners) around the City or into the surrounding countryside, depending on daylight. For members not racing on Sundays, training runs of various distances are often arranged for 9am from the Paradise Centre.

Runners of any ability or standard are always welcome to join the club. For membership enquiries email :-  or just turn up at the Paradise Centre at 7 pm on a training evening.  Joining information can be found on the How to join page.

In October 2008, the following‘Club of the Month’ profile appeared on the Association of Running Club’s website :

Ely Runners was formed in 1985 and now has over 200 members. Since then, rail and road links have improved and the population of the small city of Ely, with its close proximity to Cambridge, has grown from about 12,000 to a younger population of about 18,000. The club has Community Amateur Sports Club status.

Ely Runners train from the Paradise Sports Centre in Ely on Tuesday (intervals and hills) and Thursday (steady run) evenings, and Sunday mornings (long mixed terrain run). The evening sessions have varied daylight and dark programmes with options according to ability.  They are enthusiastically attended with 30-40 members present.

The club has a wide range of membership from Juniors to over 70 years of age. About a third are ladies. The club’s current activities are cross-country, trail running, road running, fell running, track racing, and race walking. Whilst the club caters for runners of all abilities, it has achieved many successes in national, regional, open, championship, relay and league events. There are plans for an athletics stadium in Ely and the club hopes to expand its success into track and field activities.

True to their Fen Tigers tradition of not being overwhelmed by outside influences, including excessive bureaucracy, Ely Runners were the first club to be affiliated to ARC. Also, the 2007 Grunty Fen Half Marathon was the first ARC permit event and included the 1st ARC championships. Former club secretary John Turner is on the steering committee and also a director of ARC.

The club is also affiliated to ABAC, UKA, EA, FRA, TRA, CAA, & several members belong to Eastern Veterans AC.
Ely Runners organise two popular open events:

  • New Year’s Eve 10k Road Race (31st December)

  • Additionally, the club holds four private events for members:

  • Club Cross-Country Championships (usually in January)
  • Turing Trail Relay (3rd Sunday in March)
  • Club 10k Handicap (2nd Thursday in June)
  • Club One Mile Handicap (2nd Thursday in July)
  • Ely Runners takes part in the Frostbite Friendly League and the Kevin Henry Summer 5k League. It also enters teams for The Round Norfolk Relay, Hereward Relay, and other relays.

    Last updated 02/11/2017

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