Where do I start (and where do I get my membership card)?
When are Metros' training sessions?
Which training sessions are suitable for beginners?
The following sessions are suitable for beginners:
Tuesday 8pm – run/walk group.
Thursday 7pm – varied speed play session.
Saturday 9am – suitable for all ages and abilities, including children.
Click here for full details on the sessions available.
What do I need to take to training sessions?
- Running shoes with secure laces.
- Water bottle – depending on duration of session.
- Bright, reflective clothing for winter runs.
- Inhaler if you need it.
- Sun cream, sun hat etc, if you are lucky enough to be running on a sunny day.
There is always at least one runner per session that carries a mobile phone with them. You should always have an emergency contact number with you, even if you are not running with a phone.
Which sessions are suitable for children?
We have several enthusiastic youngsters who come along to the Saturday training session. Please ensure that your child is accompanied by an adult at all times if they attend a session.
There are also events such as the Summer League and the annual Fun Run (usually September) which cater for children. We look forward to seeing you there!
What is Metros' kit and where can I purchase it?
Which events are Metros involved with?
Please check the event diary on a regular basis to check what is coming up in the Metros calendar. Listed below are some of the leagues and events that we regularly participate in.
Metros currently take part in 3 leagues: Summer league (June to August), Thames Valley cross country league (October to March), Veterans Track and Field (May to July). You’ll find details of these leagues here.
Other events to look out for are the regular Metros club events: 5k, 5 mile, 10k run on the first Saturday of the month, and the one mile events on the second Saturday of the month. Metros host one members only event: the annual fun run (including the BJ challenge) in September, and one public event the Harrow Hill Race.More details about all our club event are here.
You’ll also find Metros taking part in the trophy race series – find out about that here.
What is Metrolines?
Metrolines is our monthly magazine, to keep members up-to-date with forthcoming events, race results, articles and club information; it also allows you to stay in touch if you are unable to regularly attend sessions.
Previous editions of Metrolines are available to download from the website here. When you joined, you will have been added to the email distribution list for future editions; you can also collect a hard copy from the Saturday morning session at Roxbourne Park.
Metrolines is usually published at the end of each month.
I am training for my first 5k/10k/half marathon/marathon... help!
Lots of our members have been in exactly the same position as you! Please just ask, or send an email and we can put you in touch with someone to offer you advice.
How can I get involved with volunteering at Metros?
Metros is run entirely by volunteers, and we would love for you to be involved! From providing refreshments or leading training sessions to marshalling at larger events, there are always volunteer roles available. You’ll find the current gaps in the volunteering page. Please get in touch via email or in person to let us know if you can help.