Welcome to Beckenham Running Club (formerly known as Forbanks AC), based at Beckenham Cricket Club, Foxgrove Road, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 5AS (Google Map). Membership has grown in the last couple of years and we are currently just over 100 members of all abilities from those who enjoy running just a few miles to stay fit through to those that compete at a high level.
Club night is every Wednesday evening of the year, all weathers (We meet at 6.45 for 7.00 start)
Club night runs
On Wednesday evenings there are typically 3 or 4 different groups that head out on different routes ranging from 4 – 8 miles and with average paces ranging from 7 minute miling to 10 minute miling. Over the darker and winter months all runs are on pavements and during the lighter months we also take in many parks, such as Beckenham Place, Cator, Crystal Palace. Shorter runs are generally around Beckenham, West Wickham and Bromley with longer runs going as far as Chiselhurst, Crystal Palace, Dulwich, Forest Hill, Hayes, Ladywell.
After the runs we get together in the club bar where food is also served. The club facilities include baggage store and lockers, changing facilities, toilets, showers and off street parking.
We run regular training sessions with qualified coaches throughout the year at other times of the week, these are organised informally and on a demand basis. For track session we use Norman Park in Bromley (Track fees are payable on the night).
We compete in road races throughout the year, ranging from 5Km up to marathon distance as well as team relay events. Once a month we hold a handicap race on a circuit of Beckenham Place Park and award trophies and then end of each year based on scoring throughout the year. We also hold an internal Grand Prix with one race per month, with prizes for those with the highest scores at the end of the year,
We also host annual races, please see the races section for further details.
We have two levels of membership:
Associate Membership (£33 or £45 including EA affiliation per year)
This level of membership gives full use of the extensive facilities at Beckenham Cricket Club on club nights (Wednesdays) only, including access to changing rooms, showers, and licenced bar offering hot meals. Please note that there are no additional on-the-night subscription charges to pay and you are welcome to train with us at other times when we meet at other locations like the track, you can also represent Beckenham at races (subject to 1st/2nd claim status) and join in at club events and trips.
Full Running Club Membership (£95 per year)
This covers both social membership of Beckenham Cricket Club and Running Club membership, you can take advantage of the Crickets Club’s facilities for meals or drinks 7 days a week and not just on club nights.
For more information on what we can offer you and to apply for membership, please download our Beckenham Running Club Application Form and bring it along on a Wednesday night. If you do want to get in touch, email with any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want to try us out you can just turn up on a Wednesday evening for a run and we’ll do our best to look after you. If you aren’t sure if you are yet fit enough click here.
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