Frequently Asked Questions
When, where and what time do you meet?
We have training sessions every Tuesday and Thursdays, we meet outside the surgery by Buckley Sports Centre at 6:20pm for a 6:30pm start.
Is it suitable for me?
We have sessions and distances to cater for all abilities.
What is involved?
Training involves the following:
- Muster Runs – 5 to 6 miles with quicker runners dropping back to support.
- Tempo runs – 5 to 7.5 miles at steady pace.
- Intervals – Run (flat out) rest, run repeat (either 10 x 600m to 6 x 1000 metres).
Smaller groups go out for runs at weekends of varying distances and terrains, these are ad-hoc and arranged between members.
What if I can’t get to the club every week?
It really doesn’t matter, you come when you can.
What do I need to bring training?
Suitable running clothing, taking into account the weather as we run all year round. Hi-vis is required in winter for the dark nights.
Do you take part in Races?
Yes lots, club members are involved in many races from 5km to ultras. We compete in leagues too for road and cross country (these are free to members) and also the fells.
Do I need to be a member to run with you?
We actively encourage people to come along and try out a few sessions first to see if they enjoy it. If after this you wish to continue, we encourage you to then become a member.
How much is membership?
In total it is currently £22.50, which consists of an annual subscription to Buckley Runners of £3 and registration to Welsh Athletics for £19.50. Membership runs from 1st April each year. More information can be found on the Membership page.
Where can I buy Vests and Kit?
Club vests and other kit can be obtained directly from Micary Embroidery Services.
How do I join?
You will find the membership form on our membership page here, all instruction are provided within the form.
What if I am transferring from another club?
Please fill in the Welsh Athletics transfer form as well as membership form and submit to Becks Brown.
What does Club Membership get you?
- Running with like-minded people with friendly competitive nature, will really help to improve your running.
- Being able to run for Buckley Runners in races (vest required). Also included is free entry to 7 Road Races (Borders League) and 5 in the North Wales Cross Country League.
- Through club affiliation, you also receive reduced entry (~£2) into many other races.
Is it all road running?
No, we cover most types of running, namely road, cross country, fell and trail all year around. We do not however partake in track events.
Where can I get more information?
Join our Facebook page. You will find information on all our runs and events on there. Email us if you need more info.
Who do I speak to about Club matters?
Check out our Committee and Leads page here to find the named representatives.
Do you cater for Children?
We do not specifically cater for under 18’s at Buckley. However some of the members do bring their children to training every so often, but under direct supervision of the parent. Other clubs in the area specifically cater for children, please look for Deeside AAC.
Are dogs welcome?
No we do not cater for dogs at training sessions, however some of the members do take theirs when doing trail or fell runs. If you specifically want to run with dogs, please look for local Canicross groups, which some of our member actively partake in.