About us (3)
CRC stands for ‘Carryduff Running Club”
Our main base for running is Lough Moss Leisure Centre, Hillsborough Road, Carryduff.
From time to time runs will begin from Toasted Coffee Shop, Let’s Go Hydro or Eight South, depending on the activity, distance, time of day or exercises.
And we also finish where we started!
As of 2023 there are approx. 90 people in the club and on a beautiful spring or autumn night we will see about 16-20 people for a group run; on a particularly miserable night in the winter, there would still be about 10 brave souls.
We have aligned our membership year to that of Athletics (NI). Membership opens on 1st April every year and runs through to 31st March and is open to anyone over 18 at the time of application. Members can express their interest in joining by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Membership is open to all individuals, regardless of sex, disability, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, religion or political opinion, except as a necessary consequence of the requirements of the sport.
All membership applications will be brought forward to the Committee for confirmation by a simple majority vote.
The Committee may refuse membership, suspend it or remove it, only for good cause such as conduct or character likely to bring the Club or sport into disrepute. A member shall have the right to be heard by the Committee before a final decision is made. Any persons whose membership is refused or removed will be told the reasons in writing and have a right of appeal.
No, you do not need to be a member to participate in Couch to 5K.
Even if you have never ran before, this fantastic program will have you running 5km in nine weeks. You’ll make new friends and celebrate at the end with a graduation run at Knockbracken parkrun.
Check out our Facebook pages for regular updates on how to join the ‘Couchers’ programme, speak to any member of CRC or send an email to email@example.com.
You can find out more by clicking here.
Andy if proof was needed, here are some of our fantastic graduates who joined CRC after they amazing success with Couch to 5K!!
As part of your first year membership fee, you’ll get a new shirt or vest – the choice is yours.
Here are some of our runners at the 2023 Newry Half Marathon modelling them. Click here for more details.
We run almost every day of the week and there are always different runs to suit all levels.
There are organised runs on Monday and Wednesday evenings and also Saturday (parkrun) and Sunday mornings.
In the summer there are member organised early morning runs which are a great way to start the day off. Members often put out messages on WhatsApp to enlist runners for other informal runs.
No. While most of us dream of being fast, the reality is not all of us are. There are folks in our club who get last place at local races, and some that get first. Most of us are somewhere in the middle.
Most people that go to the group runs fall somewhere between a 5 1/2 min to 6 1/2 min per Km pace for an average easy run. Yes, there is usually a group that goes faster than this as well (~5 min pace) but it’s a small minority and you’ll know right away if you can hang with them or not.