There are plenty of great reasons to join us here at Metros.
We run organised sessions on Saturday mornings, Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings. There is an opportunity to meet other runners after the session for tea/coffee and cake on Saturdays, and for a drink in the tennis club bar on Tuesdays. The Thursday group also go along to a nearby pub once a month.
Whatever your age, ability and aspirations, you’ll be joining plenty of other fun, like-minded people.
Not a runner? Come along and try our Saturday morning session if you are keen to start running but not sure what you can cope with. Non-running – but interested – supporters are always welcome at Metros, too.
Still not sure? Why not come along and try out a session to see if we’re what you’re looking for.
How to join Metros
Please click or tap here to see details of our different types of memberships (for families and individuals, for example), current prices and the joining process.
Here are some of the events we organise throughout the year on Saturday mornings to tempt you
The idea behind the 10K Challenge event is that times are graded according to age, so older runners may be slower than younger runners, but their % effort, when measured against the fastest recorded time for someone of their age, may be better. An online calculator for a whole range of athletic events is available here. We use the 2006 calculator.
We run this timed event in Roxbourne Park four times a year. As well as getting a time for running a mile, there’s a competition across the year to see who can improve the most across the year. On other months we vary the format by asking you to guess how long it will take you to run a mile (no looking at your watch). The winner is the one with the closest guess – this is great for pace judgement.
5 mile Handicap Race
This run round the local streets starting and finishing in Roxbourne Park is timed and runners sets off at intervals with the aim of all arriving back just before 10am. Each time this is run, the challenge is to beat the time you did previously.
Route. download 5 mile route