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Q: How do I contact you?
A: You may Contact Us via email. We are always happy to help and will try and answer your questions quickly. However, as the club is run by volunteers, we would appreciate you taking the time to read all of the FAQ’s below before submitting your question

Q: Will I be too slow? / What if I can’t do it?
A: The club has runners across the entire spectrum of abilities. Whatever your pace you will fit in somewhere, although we do ask that as a minimum you are able to run 5 miles in 50 minutes or less before you join a club run on Tuesday or Thursday.

Q: How far do you run?
A: A typical Tuesday night club run may be anything between 6 miles and 10 miles in the summer and is usually 5 miles in the winter. However, many of the other runs may be longer or shorter depending on the objectives of the session. Make sure that you check the distances available via the Club Diary for the session you plan to join. There are often multiple options available to give you a different distance to run if you need it.

Q: What do I need to do to run with you?
A: A positive attitude and a pair of trainers, then just turn up at a session and advise a committee member you’re new to the club. Simple as that!

Q: What should I wear?
A: It depends on the weather but shorts/leggings and short sleeve/long sleeve top should be fine. Try to use sports specific wicking material in warm weather. You should also wear running specific trainers if you have them.

Q: Am I too old? / Am I too young?
A: There is no upper limit and we have runners in their 20′s, 30′s, 40′s, 50′s and 60′s. Anyone under the age of 18 is welcome to join us, however we must request that they run with a parent or guardian at all times.

Q: Are there any rules?
A: No rules as such, although we do have a few recommendations, most of which are common sense. You can download a copy of the Club Etiquette if you want to read them.

Q: Where do you meet?
A: We meet at The Limpsfield Club in Detillens Lane, Limpsfield.

 

Fees

Q: How much does it cost?
A: It costs an individual nothing to participate in a club run. We allow you to run with us for up to three times whilst you decide whether you enjoy it. After this we expect you to join or stop running with us. The current prices can be viewed in Membership Fees.

Q: Where does the money go?
A: Taking an existing annual membership of £33 as an example, £25 goes to The Limpsfield Club for use of the facilities and the remainder goes to Oxted Runners. This money gets used to promote the club, pays for prizes and trophies, contribute towards the cost of some training courses and social events. We are a non-profit organisation and everyone who runs the club, pardon the pun, is a volunteer. If you feel that you would be able to take a more active role in the club, speak to any of the existing committee members.

Q: Do you give refunds if I decide to leave?
A: No. Our membership fees are so low we are unable to refund any unused membership except in exceptional circumstances at the discretion of the committee.

Q: Do I have to join straight away?
A: No. We operate a grace period of 3 runs. If you decide that you enjoy it and wish to continue to run with us then we will ask you to pay and join.

Q: How long does my membership last?
A: Our membership period is from 1st January to 31st December each year. We also welcome new members to take out membership throughout the year and offer pro-rata rates depending on the date of joining.

Q: What is a Limpsfield Club Member and why is it cheaper?
A: A Limpsfield Club Member is someone who is already a paid up member of The Limpsfield Club. The price is cheaper because a significant amount of your membership fee goes to The Limpsfield Club for the provision of the facilities. If you are a member of the club then you already pay for this as part of your Limpsfield Club membership fee.