Q. I have now joined the club. Is there anything I need to know?

Welcome to the Norwich Road Runners. We hope you enjoy running with us.

There are a few things you will need to know, most of which is on this website.

UK Athletics Affiliation Number / Unique Runner Number

Upon joining the club you will be registered with UK Athletics and given a Unique Runner Number. You will receive a welcome pack from UK Athletics in the post however this can take some time to be sent and delivered.

When signing up for races as a Norwich Road Runner most organisers will ask for your UK Athletics Affiliation Number. If you have not received this through the post please contact our Membership Officer. Additionally, there is a link at the bottom of the website where you can search for your number.

Norwich Road Runners Vest

When entering and participating in a race you are required, under UK Athletics' rules, to wear our club vest. This is a black vest with a red and white stripe along the right side, and Norwich Road Runner's branding. These can be purchased from Sportlink Running Fitness, or at the club by speaking to a committee member. For more info on the club vest, please click here.

Attending the Club

You are not required to attend the club on a regular basis  - we all have busy lives after all. Once you're a member you are free to attend (or not attend) as best suits you. Your membership will not lapse if you don't attend, and you will be a full member of the club (regardless of if you attend club every week, or once a year) until your membership lapses on 31st March.

Running Norwich Road Runners' Events

Our main races - the Broadland Half Marathon, Wroxham 5k Series and Horsford XC Series, take a great deal of time to hold, and require the help of our members to make a success. If you're a member of the club and want to run in one of our events, we ask that you provide a marshal in your place, to help the race be held in a safe manner. If in doubt, please speak to the race's director.

London Marathon

As a UKA Affiliated club, the Norwich Road Runners receives a number of places for the London Marathon (dependent on the membership levels of the club), which we put into a ballot, to allow all members an equal chance of securing a place. In order to ensure fairness in the ballot - the committee have put in place some guidance and rules. Please click here to view these.

Facebook Group

The majority of our club members are in our Facebook Group, and are quite active when discussing running and other events. Its definitely worth joining the group if you become a member of the club (it is closed so your request may take some time to be approved) - click here.


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