Why Witney Roadrunners?
The Club was formed in 1985 by two running mates who believed there should be a running club in Witney. The running boom was gathering pace, the first ever London Marathon had been held in 1981, and there was a need to provide an opportunity for like-minded people to discover and enjoy the sport of running as a collective, and benefit from the camaraderie and friendship that a club provides.
Witney Roadrunners was essentially a gateway into the running world and opened up a whole host of opportunities for individuals to develop their running as far as they wish to go.
This is still the case over thirty years later.
The Club has expanded and developed organically over those thirty years, and now offers so many opportunities to experience so much in the cause of getting fit and enjoying the benefits of feeling good about yourself.
Membership of a voluntary club is a two-way street. The Club accepts the responsibility of providing a structure in which new Members can explore a way to develop their running in a way that suits them. It will provide advice and coaching, and share information about events all over the country.
But also, membership of a club, any club, brings with it a responsibility to act and behave in such a way that adds to the character of the club and not detracts from it.
Members are therefore expected to act and behave in such a way that is always courteous and respectful to their fellow club members.
Whilst the Club will endeavor to help new Members, new Members need to commit to helping themselves as well.
The Club will not suit everyone, but the energy and intent are there to welcome everyone at whatever level and help them develop as far, and as quickly as they want to.