The Lincoln & District Running Club is a non-profit organisation and running club. The club was established in 1990 when it was known as the Lincoln & District Road Running Club. Our name changed to the Lincoln & District Runners in 2002 to better reflect the changing demographics of our membership as we no longer only focus on running and have a growing number of walkers and fell/trail runners. The club currently consists of about 160 members of all ages and abilities.
We meet twice a week - on Tuesday evenings usually at North Kesteven Leisure Centre, North Hykeham and on Thursday nights at a range of locations in and around the city of Lincoln.
We generally run in two or three groups during the training sessions with runners of all abilities, but keeping the ethos 'no one is left behind'.
We enter and support local events as individuals and teams including the Lincolnshire Cross Country League. In addition we have a number of keen fell runners who regularly participate in events in the Lake District as well as closer to home in Yorkshire/Derbyshire.
Alongside the runners, we operate a walking section which has grown in size over the last couple of years. We have a thriving social calendar - the past year has seen numerous nights out as well as a trip to a brewery, club BBQ and annual awards presentation evening.
We have quite a few new members and others who are often looking for people to run with or places to go so I thought I’d put together a list of local runs. Please feel free to add to the list.
Mondays – Lincolnshire Runner Shop free runs, these take place from the shop on the High Street in Lincoln. Meet at 6:30 pm for up to an hours running with groups of runners of all abilities. They often hold special events with guest speakers and shoes and equipment to try out. A great way to meet people from all of Lincolnshire’s running community
Also on a Monday there is a track session at Yarborough track at 7pm. The sessions are hosted by Witham Runners and they charge just £2 for an hour session.
Tuesday is our main LDR club night so why not join one of our 3 groups or even lead a group on a training session or social run.
Thursday is the night for LDR to get out around the District, join us for a town run or for a rural run lots of different locations and all with a social meet in a local pub afterwards. A great chance to get together and the best place to learn of runs that other members are entering.
Also on a Thursday is the Lincolnshire Orienteering Group. Find out more at http://www.logonline.org.uk/wp/
Saturdays well of course there is parkrun. 9am every Saturday. Lincoln’s is in Boultham Park but there are runs in Newark, Boston, Gainsborough, Scunthorpe, Belton House, well they have them all over the world now so check out http://www.parkrun.org.uk/ for all the details.
Saturdays and Sundays off road. Try Mud Sweat and Beers on facebook for local led runs with runs from 3 miles upwards at various locations often with coffee, cake or pub lunch afterwards.