Penarth and Dinas Runners

Website: www.penarthanddinasrunners.org.uk

Training location: Cogan Leisure Centre in Penarth

 

Caters for:

  • Road Running
  • Cross Country

Set up for:

  • Beginners
  • Advanced Runners
  • Distance Runners
  • Speed Training

The club was formed in May 1988 when two people, one from Penarth and the other from Dinas Powys looked for runners interested in forming a running club in the local paper. Almost 20 people came to the first sessions and the club went from strength to strength ever since. The club was based at Cogan Leisure Centre in Penarth, from where routes of 5-11 mile runs were plotted , which evolved into more organised session that still take place today. 1991 saw the darkest moment in the history of the club when one of their members was tragically killed in a fell relay race. To celebrate her life and preserve her memory, the Carol Matthews Relay was created (now known as Cosmeston Relay) and is now a well established and supported part of the running calendar in South Wales where the proceeds are donated to charity. The club also established the Chandlers Penarth 10K (stopped in 2008 due to growing traffic) and Porthkerry Plod.

We are a small, growing, enthusiastic group and welcome runners of all abilities. We meet every Monday evening for our varied sessions to suit all running tastes and to help members to improve and we also organise a range of social events such as our legendary Xmas parties and Ceilidhs and skittles evenings.

If you are thinking about joining a running club, please come and try us. There's no obligation to join. We have members of all abilities and you can be sure of finding a group to run (and talk!) with."

- Penarth and Dinas Runners
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