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We are a small friendly EA Affiliated running club based in Wells-next-the-Sea on the
North Norfolk coast.

On this site you will find information regarding the club, news of events and other information such as training and contact details.

Our History

The club came from an idea of having a running group in early 2014 and by May sessions had started on the Alderman Peel High School playing fields.  Initially the intention was to hold a beginners course but the majority of people turning up were already capable runners so the club evolved from there.

In 2018 with the help of a grant from the Wells Carnival Committee the club became an accredited Running Club with UK Athletics and this enabled us to benefit from the UKA Coach Training courses allowing us to recruit members into the Coaching team.

In the early days all our training sessions were held in a single Group but as numbers grew this began to become an issue both in the size of the group and the different abilities. As a consequence we evolved into holding sessions for different-paced Groups.

In 2016 we first assisted with the Wells Carnival Fun Run and in the following years our involvement grew substantially.  In 2017 we held our first members only Beach Race and in 2022 the Beach Race became an open event.

In 2019 we organised our first formal Couch to 5km (C25K) as an accredited Club.  This annual event has become an important part in the club diary. 

What we offer

Runners-next-the-Sea is a friendly EA-Affiliated running club based on the North Norfolk coast, with membership predominantly from Wells-next-the-Sea, Fakenham, and surrounding villages. We are truly fortunate with our location and able to offer during the summer months, Monday evening training in the grounds of Holkham Park and on Holkham beach. In the winter, the Monday night training alternates weekly between Wells-next-the-Sea and Fakenham. Members of the club also arrange social runs, typically on a Thursday evening, with some runs in Fakenham and others in Holkham Park. The club has an enthusiastic events team, which co-ordinates within-club running and social events, and also brings participation of club members in local external/events into our Club Championships. Importantly, “participation” in this sense is not just about running, but encompasses supporting and volunteering. 

Club members participate in a wide range of running events, benefitting from being part of an EA-affiliated club. Distances range from 5K to ultramarathons, and there is always someone in the club able, and very willing, to provide guidance and practical support to anyone taking on a new challenge. Many local events have a significant RntS team presence, with groups of 20+ being quite normal. The club also has a close working relationship with Holkham parkrun, with many members running and/or volunteering at these Saturday morning events. As an EA-affiliated club, we receive an annual place in the London Marathon, which is allocated through a draw, based on certain criteria.

We have an excellent and committed coaching team, which delivers training to the club and motivation to individuals, and the club supports any member wishing to gain running leadership and/or coaching qualifications for the benefit of themselves and the club.

Overall, we have a dynamic club of 130+ members and we benefit hugely from the nature within which we run and the nurture of our fellow runners.

If you would like more information, you can either email us directly or pop along to our Facebook page to get in touch.

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Lots of busy Runners-next-the-Sea last weekend, with the most notable events Aylsham 5K on Friday evening and the wonderful team event, Alex Moore Relay, on Sunday. It seems that those at Aylsham got a little more race than they bargained for!

Thanks to Nita and Paula for providing their accounts of these two very popular local races 👉https://www.rnts.co.uk/2024/06/12/aylsham-5k-alex-moore-relay-2024/

📷 Laura Watson
📷 Kerrie Coslett

#runnersnextthesea #runningcommunity #norfolkrunningclubs #runforfun #norfolkrunning #norfolkrunningcommunity #aylsham5k #alexmoorerelay
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Lots of busy Runners-next-the-Sea last weekend, with the most notable events Aylsham 5K on Friday evening and the wonderful team event, Alex Moore Relay, on Sunday.  It seems that those at Aylsham got a little more race than they bargained for!

Thanks to Nita and Paula for providing their accounts of these two very popular local races 👉https://www.rnts.co.uk/2024/06/12/aylsham-5k-alex-moore-relay-2024/

📷 Laura Watson
📷 Kerrie Coslett

#runnersnextthesea #RunningCommunity #norfolkrunningclubs #runforfun #norfolkrunning #norfolkrunningcommunity #aylsham5k #alexmoorerelayImage attachment

As Volunteers' Week draws to a close let's thank all the awesome people that volunteer their time week in week out to make our club what it is. A massive thank you to all our coaches and committee who give their time freely so we can enjoy running and growing together, and achieve our individual goals. ❤️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️👟👏👏👏

#VolunteersWeek #thankyouvolunteers #volunteersweek2024 #runningcommunity #norfolkrunningclubs #runningfamily #volunteerappreciation
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As Volunteers Week draws to a close lets thank all the awesome people that volunteer their time week in week out to  make our club what it is.  A massive thank you to all our coaches and committee who give their time freely so we can enjoy running and growing together, and achieve our individual goals.  ❤️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️👟👏👏👏

 #VolunteersWeek #thankyouvolunteers #volunteersweek2024 #RunningCommunity #norfolkrunningclubs #runningfamily #volunteerappreciation

Last weekend some of our amazing members took on the Norfolk 100K and 50K Ultra Marathons. Well done to this bunch of awesome women! 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️💪👏 It takes a special kind of runner to keep going for over 15 hours. We promise not all of us run silly distances like this! 😜

Here's Kirsty's incredible account of this fantastic achievement. 👏👏 👉https://www.rnts.co.uk/2024/06/07/norfolk-100k-2024/

www.rnts.co.uk/2024/06/07/norfolk-100k-2024/

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Last weekend some of our amazing members took on the Norfolk 100K and 50K Ultra Marathons.  Well done to this bunch of awesome women! 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️💪👏  It takes a special kind of runner to keep going for over 15 hours.  We promise not all of us run silly distances like this! 😜

Heres Kirstys incredible account of this fantastic achievement.  👏👏 👉https://www.rnts.co.uk/2024/06/07/norfolk-100k-2024/

https://www.rnts.co.uk/2024/06/07/norfolk-100k-2024/

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This is a lovely report, Kirsty. Well done on your great performance and having completed another one of the races (the longest one) as part of your Grand Slam 🏃🏼‍♀️👏👏 xx

Awesome work Kirsty, all the planning would knacker me out, never mind the running! X

Absolutely amazing 🤩

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🌍🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️ Happy Global Running Day! 🥳 We asked our members for some of their favourite pics of them running anywhere - including at home. Thanks to everyone who responded, but we think some may be pulling our leg! 😜 What do you think? 🏡🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️

#GlobalRunningDay #globalrunningday2024 #runningcommunity #runathome #runnersnextthesea #norfolkrunningclubs #runforfun #wellsnextthesea #norfolkrunning #norfolkrunningcommunity
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🌍🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️ Happy Global Running Day! 🥳 We asked our members for some of their favourite pics of them running anywhere - including at home. Thanks to everyone who responded, but we think some may be pulling our leg! 😜 What do you think? 🏡🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️

#GlobalRunningDay #globalrunningday2024  #RunningCommunity #RunAtHome #runnersnextthesea #norfolkrunningclubs #runforfun #WellsnexttheSea #norfolkrunning #norfolkrunningcommunityImage attachmentImage attachment+2Image attachment

Want to read about our members' latest running antics? We've got a triple whammy treat for you.

🏞️ Andy shares the emotional ups and downs of his amazing achievement of completing THE LAP 47 mile Ultra Marathon in the Lake District - Don't miss this!

👟 David talks us through Holt 10K, where Runners next the Sea had another great turn out of participants and supporters for this popular local race.

🏃‍♀️ Cat tells us about competing at the Cambridgeshire Track and Field Championships at St Ives.

Read more at www.rnts.co.uk/2024/05/29/a-trinity-of-the-lap-holt-10k-cambridgeshire-track-and-field/

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Want to read about our members latest running antics?  Weve got a triple whammy treat for you.  

🏞️ Andy shares the emotional ups and downs of his amazing achievement of completing THE LAP 47 mile Ultra Marathon in the Lake District - Dont miss this!

👟 David talks us through Holt 10K, where Runners next the Sea had another great turn out of participants and supporters for this popular local race.

🏃‍♀️ Cat tells us about competing at the Cambridgeshire Track and Field Championships at St Ives.

Read more at https://www.rnts.co.uk/2024/05/29/a-trinity-of-the-lap-holt-10k-cambridgeshire-track-and-field/

📷 Andy Payne

Thanks to Kirsty, Kerrie and Lucy for their Bury to Clare run report 💪

www.rnts.co.uk/2024/05/20/bury-to-clare/
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Thanks to Kirsty, Kerrie and Lucy for their Bury to Clare run report 💪

https://www.rnts.co.uk/2024/05/20/bury-to-clare/

Thank you for the amazing response to this year's Couch to 5K courses. For the first time ever we've had to close bookings early due to high demand. We want to make sure you all get the time and coaching you deserve.

If you were sitting on the fence and didn't quite make it on, please keep an eye out for our next courses, or why not see if the Couch to 5K app might work for you. www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/get-running-with-couch-to-5k/
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Thank you for the amazing response to this years Couch to 5K courses.  For the first time ever weve had to close bookings early due to high demand.  We want to make sure you all get the time and coaching you deserve.   

If you were sitting on the fence and didnt quite make it on, please keep an eye out for our next courses, or why not see if the Couch to 5K app might work for you.  https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/get-running-with-couch-to-5k/

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Bravo! A great push. 💪

That's amazing! All the new C25Ks are in for a treat 😁

A huge, warm welcome to our Couch to 5K class of 2024, kicking off with session 1 tonight in Wells and tomorrow in Fakenham. We can't wait to meet you all and support you on your journey. You've got this!

www.rnts.co.uk/c25k

#couchto5k #C25K #runforfun #youvegotthis #wellsnextthesea #fakenham #runnersnextthesea
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A huge, warm welcome to our Couch to 5K class of 2024, kicking off with session 1  tonight in Wells and tomorrow in Fakenham.   We cant wait to meet you all and support you on your journey.  Youve got this!

www.rnts.co.uk/c25k

#couchto5k #c25k #runforfun #youvegotthis #wellsnextthesea #fakenham #runnersnextthesea
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