Chineham Park Running Club (CPRC) is a very friendly and supportive group of people who are interested in improving their running and general fitness.
Chineham Park Running Club (CPRC) is a very friendly and supportive group of people who are interested in improving their running and general fitness. The Club’s main vision is to encourage and promote the development of individual running fitness to members of mixed abilities that are of 18 years and above; in a safe, supportive and friendly training environment.
The club has a growing membership of over 100 men and women of mixed ages and running abilities; to which you will never feel you are holding anyone back or be running on your own. The club welcomes new members of all abilities. It is a great way to socialise, train, and improve your overall fitness!
Through the enthusiasm and commitment of its original founding members in 2009, the club has rapidly grown in numbers resulting in the introduction of a formalised structured ‘clubnight’ training and race programme. This was soon followed by the adoption of the club’s unique running vest and acquiring club affiliation with England Athletics in July of 2012 (No. 7692269).
Members of the club regularly take part in many local and national running events/road races including Basingstoke parkrun, 10km, 10mile, half marathon, full and ultra-marathon distances. A large number of group members always take part in the Basingstoke, Reading and Fleet Half Marathons and Brighton, Virgin Money London and Snowdonia Marathons. We often put together specific training programmes for certain races – for example the Basingstoke Half Marathon.
CPRC has a fully elected committee that regularly meet to discuss the operation and development of the club. General meetings for members are held twice a year, with additional organised social events and guest speaker presentations.
In 2017 the club was honoured to be presented with “Club of the Year” at the annual Basingstoke & Deane Sports Award.
CPRC are active members of Basingstoke Voluntary Sports Council (BSC), whom work with other amateur sport clubs to improve the access and network of sporting facilities to schools, colleges and residents in Basingstoke.
The club evening or ‘clubnight’ is held every Wednesday at 7pm. We commonly meet at the Fitness First Gym, Stag Oak Lane, Chineham Business Park. Club evenings include regular paced-group road and trail runs, time trials, sprints, intervals, hills and fartlek (speed-play) sessions. All the training that runners should be doing to increase speed, strength and endurance, but don’t like to do alone! From time to time (including some weekends) we also use a variety of other venues in the Basingstoke area so that we can introduce more challenging sessions, so please see our training page for more details. Members also regularly meet on Saturday and Sunday mornings to undertake longer runs of 10 miles upwards (including trail runs).
New members are first invited to attend a coached session where they undertake a short health check and are introduced to the other members of the club. Membership of the club is paid on annual basis. We offer prospective members taster sessions, so that you can make up your mind before we ask you for any money.
- Regular coached training sessions and paced group runs
- Specialist hill, speed and endurance training evenings
- The chance to train with like-minded people in groups that suit your level
- Affiliation to the United Kingdom Athletics (UKA) and discounted entry on UKA/EA races
- Access to the members only area of our website and private Facebook group
- Access to exclusive club kit
- Social events, including car-sharing to running events
- Exclusive club discounts available from local running shops
- The opportunity to be entered into the club ballot for a race entry for the Virgin Money London Marathon