Newent Runners





Running is a great way to get fitter and healthier… joining Newent Runners is the perfect way to commit to running regularly, helping you feel better in yourself, physically and mentally. It’s also a great way of forming new relationships with other runners and find running partners to run with outside of club sessions.

If you are a complete beginner and you feel like you’re living a couch potato lifestyle you can make your first step to a better healthier life with Newent Runners. All levels of fitness and running experience are always very welcome… whether a plodder or a whippet!

Up-to-date, weekly information is available on their training page which lists Wednesday’s Coached Session, along with their fun, informal social runs – also listed in this post. Pop along or visit them on Facebook, you can get in touch using the form on their contact page or email


“I was thinking I hadn’t seen any Newent runners out for a while on my bike then the next corner!!! There was Loads of you! What a lovely morning for running and cycling.” Wendy – Newent Runners Facebook

Sunday ‘Social’ – Newent Runners


Please note that Wednesday is the only coached session. All other events are informal social runs (often led by a qualified leader, but not always) and, as such, you participate at your own risk.


Led by Chris Barber. All welcome. Meet at Newent Comprehensive School – 6.30pm.  Variety of routes to suit all abilities – please click here for a list of the routes.  This week’s route number will be posted on the Facebook Group page. Hi-viz and Head Torch required in winter months.


Meet at the Newent Library car park by the Newent Doctors Surgery entrance for 6.30pm start.  Keep your eye on the Facebook page for any last minute changes. Hi-viz and head torch required in winter months.

“Hi all! Thanks for the add. New to the area, looking forward to joining your club. Hoping to join an evening run this week 🙂” Jenni Louise (Newent Runners – Facebook)

Wednesday Coached Session – Newent Runners


Leaders: Varies each week.

Meet on the astroturf at Newent Community School during the winter months (October – March) and on the school fields during the summer months. Winter start time is: 6.10pm for 6.20pm start. Summer start time: 6.20pm for 6.30pm start.

The club meets for a social drink after training in the Sports Bar at the Leisure Centre, on the first Wednesday of every month.


Meet at 6.30pm start at Newent Doctors Surgery entrance by the Library car park, ending with a pint or two at Cobblers (Church Street). Hi-viz and head torch required in the winter months.

Newent Parkrun – Newent Runners


Newent Parkrun, a WEEKLY, FREE, TIMED 5k Run – meet at 8.45am for a 9.00am start at Newent Community School/Leisure Centre.

Please see: for details and registration.


There are often two options for Sunday Socials – Road Runs with Clive or Trail Runs with Chris. Meet at the Newent Lake car park 8.30am, or earlier if running elsewhere for an 8.30am start time at the venue. All welcome, distances to suit. Keep an eye on the latest news section and the Facebook group for each weeks schedule.

Please note that Wednesday is the only coached session.  All other events are informal social runs (often led by a qualified leader, but not always) and, as such participate at your own risk.

“I’m interested in joining a running group. I can just about run 3 miles but then I give up and need a little bit more motivation. Is there a starters section I could come along to?”Jane (Newent Runners – Facebook)

Newent Runners Kit, Running & Walking Equipment & Accessories Shop

Gooch Sports Newent also supplies a range of Running & Walking Equipment and Accessories.

Fitness Mad Foam Roller – Half-length roller is long enough for many uses particularly for muscle & ITB release on the legs that has become so popular with runners and other athletes.Blue 45cm (18″) x 15cm (6″) PE Foam…

If you would like further information please call Gooch Sports on 01531-821084 or pop into the shop and ask for Julia.


Newent Runners always welcome people of all abilities and have successfully run 0-5k Beginners and 5-10k Improvers Courses.

If you would like to start running but aren’t sure how to, one of their 0-5k courses is an ideal place to start.

Beginners – 0-5k

This course starts from the very beginning, with no running or athletic experience required, visit this page or Facebook group for details on their next course.

Improvers – 5-10k

This course is principally designed for people moving up from the Beginners 0-5k, or running small distances twice a week or more and would like to go further.

If you have any questions, please email Newent Runners: