| || |The Newquay Roadrunners were formed in 1983 by local runner Ray Moore. The original base was at Mount Wise, home of Newquay A.F.C, and their football kit colours of red and white were adopted by the roadrunners. In 1985 we moved to our current base at Newquay Sports Centre. 1996 saw us change kit colours to black and white vests and black shorts, which we still run in today.
Since the club began some 200 runners have been members at one time or another. We have become one of Cornwall’s most successful road running clubs, with male and female individual, and team success’s, not only within the county, but throughout the country.
We support all local races and regularly have members racing, not only throughout the UK, but in places throughout the world.
As a club we now organise 3 races, the Cubert 5 at Cubert (Tuesday June 2nd 2009), which is a well established race and attracted just under 600 runners last year, and the Newquay 10k, which is held at Newquay Sports Centre. The 10k this year will be on Sunday 4th October 2009, and is also now firmly established as a premier Cornish race. Our third race and taking place for the first time, will be the Trevornick 10, on Sunday April 5th, a 10 mile multi-terrain race held on Cubert Common nr Holywell Bay.
In addition to these three events, the club also assist with the organisation of the Indian Queens Half Marathon ( Sunday August 2nd 2009), which is organised by one of our club members.
These four races all feature in the popular Cornish Glass & Glazing Company sponsored Cornish Grand Prix Series.
The current membership totals 90+, with age ranges from 20 to 60+. We aim to cater for male and female runners of all paces and abilities.
The main club night is Wednesday, meeting at Newquay Sports Centre at 6.30 p.m. for a 6.45 p.m. run, with 30 to 40 runners in regular attendance. Newquay Sports Centre was completely refurbished throughout 2004, thanks to a multi-million pound grant, and is now a superb sporting venue. There are individual changing and showering facilities, and a spacious bar and dining area. Food is available after the run, so you can enjoy a social and friendly chat whilst eating, and having a beer. There is always a lot of 'friendly banter' flying around on club night!!! There is always a group to run with, regardless of ability. During the winter months, the runs are around the town, obviously under streetlights, but in the summer we regularly run along the local beaches, cliff paths, river estuaries and surrounding countryside.
Weekend social runs are organised from various locations, either from someone's home or a central location such as the Camel Trail. These runs are organised at the club on the previous Wednesday, and anyone from within the club, or visitors are welcome. The N.R.R. organised Cornish Club Runs, on Sunday 25th January and Sunday 8th February, along the Camel Trail are an example of this.
Anyone can come along to a club night, where a warm and friendly welcome is assured. There is absolutely no obligation to become a member, and you can take a few weeks to decide if club running is for you. Being part of a club means regular training partners, and the guidance of other members with experience of all types of training and racing.