Voted 'Best Running Club' in 2011 Running Bug Awards

Become part of a new type of Running Club, be a 'Purple Patch Runner'

Benefits of joining:-

  • Affiliation to UK Athletics
  • £2 off race entry fees
  • Contact other members through our Running Club network
  • Members Only Webpage with Race time log
  • Discounted kit & shoes at selected retailers
  • Discounted coaching service
  • Club vest and other club kit available to purchase
  • £30 per year


Perhaps joining a running club has always seemed to be either just something that other runners do, or too much commitment, too scary, or just not convenient due to your own work/family commitments. We formed Purple Patch Runners to provide runners just like you with your own running club; with all the benefits of a traditional club, but without the pressures of having to meet on a certain 'club' night and train in a certain way.

You will have access to the Purple Patch Runners members page on this website, where you can log your race times, and buy kit.

You will have access to the Purple Patch Runners facebook page where you can chat to other members, ask for training advice, arrange to meet for races and generally feel part of the community.

Take the first step. As soon as you have received your membership card, you can claim your discounts and join our network of runners.

Purple Patch Runners

Your Running Club!