New to the area, new to running, or looking to increase your distance or pace? With over 200 members, of all ages and abilities, City of Hull AC invite you to try up to three of our training sessions to see if we are the club for you.
Club membership runs from 1st April to 31st March and we welcome new members to join at any time during the year.
We offer 3 types of membership and fees are set at the following:
Our membership offers great value for money:
Don't forget we also get discounts from several stores and our local Humber Runner, details here http://www.cityofhullac.co.uk/page/Discounts_and_Links
Come along to any of our training sessions to say Hello and run with us. If you wish to join our running club, fill our your details below, and we will send you the payment link. Subs are just £28 pounds each year.
How do I join? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, Date of Birth, Address and contact telephone number - we will get back to you with a link for payment of your fees through England Athletics.
I can only run 10k- will the club runs be too far? Tuesdays, Thursdays, Friday mornings and Sundays are usually between 6-8miles. If you can run 10k you might start with adding just one of these runs into your weekly training to build up your mileage. You can run with a steady group and we try very hard to accommodate runners of all abilities (slower groups will pace at around 9:30-10:00 mins per mile); though you should be able to run around 6 miles without collapsing. Wednesday track sessions and Friday Hills are challenging sessions covering less than 10K but ran to your best effort with recovery between, so suitable for all abilities. You can find full details of all sessions under the training link on this website.
I'm fairly fast already; what are the benefits of club running? We have a number of exceptional runners, with our best running ladies blasting out sub 37 minutes for 10K and men running sub 32 minutes - so plenty to aspire to. You may find Wednesday night track coached sessions the best way to close the gap on our star runners. Coached sessions also suit all abilities and can markedly improve your pace and stamina whatever your speed. Running in a purple vest also offers great banter and camaraderie on race day.
Do I need to commit to train every week? No, feel free to join in as many or as few sessions as you wish.
I'm new to the area can I turn up by myself? City of Hull AC prides itself on being very friendly and welcoming to new members. Just turn up and tell us you are new and see for yourself. Or contact Lois (Membership Secretary) email@example.com and we will arrange for someone to look out for you and show you the ropes.
How many sessions can I run with you before I join? Feel free to run with us 3 times before deciding if we are the club for you.
Do I need a club vest? Once you have decided to join, if you want to race you will need a purple vest. We have a supply of vests from our recent order and, supply permitting, we will be able to give them to you ahead of your first race. We don't tend to wear them to train but wearing purple at local races will ensure your club mates can support you whilst racing. Don't worry though if you join and your vest doesn't arrive in time for your first race at a City of Hull member.
Is City of Hull AC Running club a fully affliiated club? Yes, once you join £15 of your £28 pound joining fee goes to England Athletics. You will be given an England Athletics number which will allow you to enter races as a club runner and save on the unattached levy charged at races (usually saving £2 per race).
Do I need to race, can I join just for fitness? There is no obligation to race.
Where do I sign up? Fill out the form below and our Membership Secretary will aim to register you with England Athletics as soon as possible and send you the payment link via email for subs. In the meantime please join us on our runs and say Hello.
I used to run for another club can I still join?
If you are transferring to us from another club you need to apply through England Athletics. Instructions can be found at https://www.englandathletics.org/shared/get-file.ashx?itemtype=document&id=561
Once England Athletics have accepted your transfer we can send you the link to pay your City of Hull AC subscription.
I run mostly with another club but like the look of your training sessions. Am I welcome to join in? Yes we welcome members of other clubs to train with us but we would ask you join as a Second Claim Member. Please email our membership secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org). We will then be able to send you the link to enable you to pay when we have registered you.
When do you train? We have sessions on everday of the week bar Saturdays when lots of us cycle (see Club Social Info) or parkrun. Humber Bridge parkrun is organised by our very own Vice-Captain Helen Penn.
What is my membership number?
Enter your details here https://myathletics.englandathletics.org/licencecheck/
If you have any queries please contact a Committee member or email email@example.com and we will get back to you as soon as possible.