The Club is run entirely by volunteers who also happen to run! Gordon Main has many years of running experience and acts as our Club Coach.
A Committee oversees the Club and currently consists of Chairman John Rushforth, Vice Chair Stephen Fraser, Treasurer Ruth Canham and Secretary Alison Fraser.
There are also ordinary Committee members, currently: Fiona Mclachlan, Jenny Bryce, Tony Lister, John Ferrie, Thomas Barron, Innes Dickinson, Alan Dallas, David Burton, Ian Wilson, and Kevin Main. If you would like to help out and join the Committee, or want more information on the club, We would be delighted to hear from you!
The Club is made up of ordinary people of all ages from 18 onwards who want to get fit and stay fit. We have runners of all abilities from complete novices through to keen weekend racers.
3. Where do you meet and how far do you run?
The whole Club meets on Thursdays at 7.30pm at the Club Hut on the Maggot (although we meet at the Community Centre in Nairn from October over the winter months). Thursday evenings we usually cover about 4 - 5 miles. This is usually made up of either a steady run or short team races/loops in different ability groups with faster groups covering 6-8 miles
On Mondays we meet at 7.30pm outside the Westerlea Hotel on the Inverness Road. Monday nights are usually endurance sessions of some description (although you can just run steady if you wish - the whole group stays together) and we usually cover between 6 - 8 miles.
Wednesdays are either hill training at Clava from April to August leaving from the Westerlea Hotel at 6:30pm sharp or local races in the summer around the region. Over the winter, we meet at the Westerlea Hotel at 7.30 p.m. Meeting places and times over the summer vary - speak to a club member if you're not sure. We usually cover a similar distance to Monday nights and this is always a speed effort session.
For Novices see the novice section for place and times
For a Google map to the Westerlea Hotel, click here
For a Google map to Clava (summer only - Wednesday night hill runs), click here
Club coach Gordon Main has training sessions devised for all abilities
4. Will everyone be faster than me?
We have runners of all abilities in the Club so there will usually be someone of a similar speed for you to run with. We operate a policy of never letting anyone get left behind on Club nights, so faster runners always loop back to pick up slower runners during training sessions. We also have a specific novice group that meets so take a look at the Novice Group tab for details.
5. Can I just come along, or do I have to join?
Those interested in joining the Club are welcome to come along to any of our sessions to see if the Club is for them. After 4 sessions we ask that you complete a registration form for the Club and pay an annual subscription fee. In May this is currently £15 a year or £10 for students and helps cover the costs of running the Club. £7 of each membership fee currently goes directly to Scottish Athletics. (This is a club fee levied by Scottish Athletics and should not be confused with individual membership of Scottish Athletics.) Any queries regarding membership fees should be directed to the Club Secretary. After May the Membership is then £17 and £12 for the year.
6. Will my personal details be kept confidential?
We will not pass on your personal details to any outside parties with the exception of Scottish Athletics if this is required. If you have provided us with your e-mail address then you will receive regular Club updates and bulletins: these will have your e-mail address in the header along with those of other Club members.
7. Where do I get official Club kit from?
The official Club kit for Nairn Road Runners is currently an orange vest with black trim and black shorts with orange trim. These items can be purchased from the club during our Thursday club nights. New kit is now available - we have Viga vests and t-shirts for sale (£13 and £15 respectively). - for further details speak to Fiona McLachlan.
8. Which races do the Club host?
Nairn Road Runners currently host 4 annual races comprising: Nairn 10K (March), Nairn Highland Games Half Marathon (August), Nairn Turkey Trot (December) and the Nairn Cross Country (winter).
9. Can I help organize a Nairn Road Runners event?
We are always looking for volunteers to help with our race events, as without them we simply couldn't hold the races. If you would like to help out then we'd be delighted to hear from you. Please contact the Club Chairman for further details.
10. Can I sponsor a Nairn Road Runners event?
We would love to hear from any individual or business that may be interested in sponsoring one of our events. Please contact the Club Chairman for further details.
11. Who do I contact if I have a query about the website?