Welcome to the joining page for Lincoln & District Runners. Joining our club offers some great benefits:


  • Training together to stay motivated and learn more about running.
  • Affiliation to England Athletics giving members discounts on race fees.
  • Free entry to Lincolnshire League Cross Country events.
  • Socialise together at special club events and keep running fun.
  • Work out with training partners at all levels of ability.


Club membership offers years of experience, advice, encouragement, information, friendship, and camaraderie.


Club nights are every Tuesday and Thursday. Tuesday nights we start from the North Kesteven Sports Centre (LN6 9AX), except for the first Tuesday of the month, Please view the Running Schedule for further details. We start promptly at 7:30pm, so please aim to meet up for 7:20pm for any announcements and to meet new members. We meet outside (or inside if cold) the sports centre foyer.


Thursday nights we vary our start location and Lincoln and the surrounding areas to add spice and the occasional hill to your training. Please see the Training Schedule for further details. We offer a free initial session for a Tuesday and Thursday night so you can come and see what the club offers without committing to membership.


The club is planning to start meeting again from the 1st April 2021. We need to keep a register of all runners who will be attending, so if you wish to attend as a free session please contact us first and we can provide further details etc.


Click to download the LDR Membership Form

Some Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I join Lincoln & District Runners

Thank you for your interest in joining the club. The first step is to come along to one of our club runs and see if you like it. The club offers a free trial session for you to get a taste of what we offer.

What do I need to do on the first night?

Look at the running schedule to see where we are meeting. All runs start at 7:30pm so aim to get there a few minutes earlier.

If you speak to any of the other runners and say you are new to the club they will point you towards one of the run co-ordinators for that evening. They will then chat to you and ensure you are running with the correct group.

Do I need previous running experience

We have a variety of running groups to suit all running levels from walk-run sessions to structured training.

During the runs we regularly stop and regroup so no-one is left behind.

So how do the different running groups work?

The running groups will be shown on the training schedule for a particular club night.

These will range from a run - walk group to a number of improvement and social running groups. We also aim to have at least one structured training run a week (intervals or running goal targets). The social running groups will usually cover between 5 and 6 miles.

All groups aim to complete their runs within the hour

Can I swap groups

You can choose to run with whichever group you want on the night.

Occasionally some groups may merge together if there are fewer people.

I've tried it out and want to join the club. What next?

If you want to join the club, please download and complete a membership form. You can then either email it or post it to membership secretary who's details are at the bottom of the form.

The current membership cost is £35 per annum which includes affiliation with England Athletics. The club can take payment online or via cheque.

Once the membership secretary has the completed form they will email you the details on how to pay the membership fees.

I'm a new member and fancy being a run leader. How does this work?

We encourage everyone to have a go at leading a run. Some runs are already assigned as can be seen on the Training Schedule, but others are free so these are open to anyone with a good suggestion.

Some points to consider when leading a run:


  • For bigger groups it's worth putting in some alternative routes or intervals during the session so everyone can run at their own pace.
  • Remember to check that no-one is left behind at the back. Put in regular stops to ensure that the group meets up during the run.
  • Try shadowing an existing run leader on a club run to get some ideas.

The club is keen to encourage members who wish to persue the Leadership in Running Fitness (LIRF) course and we offer a substantial discount to acheive this. Please Email for further details