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Notice of AGM - 22nd April 2024

The Annual General Meeting of Marple Runners will take place at 8pm on Monday 22nd April 2024 at Hawk Green Cricket Club. The AGM is open to all Full or Honorary Members of the club. 

Junior members are welcome to attend but are unable to vote.

Marple Runners Anniversary 

"We Are 8!!"

On a cold evening in January 2016 a small group of about 30 runners attend the inaugural run of Marple Runners with a couple of Dale Road Loops. A short run but marked the birth of our running community.  Not long after word got around, member numbers began to swell, stripey red & black tops were ordered and the first Spring Time Trial took place. 

Winding forward 8 years, members come and go but today we're a UKA affiliated running club, a stalwart at many northwest running events from road races, trail races, and cross country to ultra endurance disciplines, active ambassadors for Marple and the surrounding areas, providing a safe space promoting fitness and wellbeing through running. Enduring the pandemic we crystalised our organisation activity and continue deliver weekly 5k, 10k on/off road group runs, coach lead training and technique sessions, all backed by a strong management team and social scene driving our sense of community... and we still ocassionally run Dale Road Loops.

Celebrating our 8 years on Wednesday 10th January 2024, a special club run is planned followied by food in The Railway plus a members bake sale to raise money for Steph Jones’s London marathon charity. 

A date for your diary...All members and new runners welcome. 

More details in New Year. 

Run with us...

Training sessions...

#WeAreMarpleRunners. #WeAre8



The Bullock Smithy Hike / Ultra 56, organised by 3rd Hazel Grove Scout Group, is a challenging 56-mile circular hike or ultra-run through Derbyshire, starting and finishing in Hazel Grove.  

Checkpoints - Hazel Grove > Bowstones > Chinley Churn > Edale Cross > Edale > Castleton (20:00Hrs) > Peak Forest (22:00hrs) > Millers Dale (00:00hrs) > Chelmorton > Earl Sterndale (02:30hrs) > Brand Top (04:30hrs)  > Wildboarclough (06:45hrs) > Rainow (09:00hrs) > Whiteley Green (10:00hrs) > Hazel Grove 

Our Marple Runners team took on the challenge and won the Windgatjher Trophy being the fastest team to complete the course. 

Rounders in the park & picnic - 

19th August 2023

Your Social Team invite you to attend our Annual Rounders in the Park Picnic on Saturday, 19th August 2023 at Brabyns Park.  Okay, we say it's annual but it's the first one, so we're optimistic you'll want a rematch. 

The game will start at 2pm and will last for a couple of hours where you can re-live your past sporting prowess or have a hissy fit about your rubbish hand-eye cordination while trying to convince everyone how you used to be great at rounders in 1991.  

Bring your own food, a chair or a blanket to sit on, some cloudy lemonade, and an old gramaphone if you like.  Teams will be randomly selected on the day but you & your family (associate members) can just come along to spectate and enjoy the fun. Weather permitting.

Once the game is finished we will be retiring to the relative sanctuary of The Northumberland Arms to carry on partaking in various fizzy drinks. 

Please complete the entry form so we can get an idea of interest. Come and join the fun!!!! 

Any questions, please speak to Sarah or Andy.

Remember to check out our full social events schedule here.

Your Social Team



Our Run Leaders, Sarah & Mike, have prepared a short course of Interval & Strength training through July & August to help get you on track; build your all important core strength and help you tackle the most grueling of routes & races.All sessions will start at 7pm. and will be open to Members only

12th July 2023 - Meet: The Railway pub undercover area

26th July 2023 - Meet: The Railway pub undercover area

9th August 2023 - Meet: The Railway pub undercover area

23rd August 2023 - Meet: The Railway pub undercover area

All Training sessions are bookable via Runtogether 

Questions? contact

Coaching Team

The Best Quiz in Marple Quiz - 

19th July 2023

Your Social Team are inviting you to attend the Best Quiz in Marple quiz on Wednesday, 19th July 2023 at The Railway pub. Four rounds of fun for all, there'll be prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place along with some secret spot prizes. Come and join the fun!!!! 

Food will be served at 8:30pm then the Quiz commences at 9pm; Members £3.50 / Non-members £7.00 for entry to the quiz and food.  

Please complete the entry form and make your payment into the MR Subs account ref "Quiz" by Thursday 13th July to guaranee your place and so we can ensure there's food and olives for everyone.

If you are unsure about finding a team, let us help you with that; there's a question on the entry form too.

Any questions, not the answers, please speak to Sarah or Andy.

Remember to check out our full social events schedule here.

Your Social Team


Subs will restart on 2nd August. Non-members will again be welcome on all normal club runs from this time, paying higher subs than members.  Coached sessions will be reserved for club members only.

There are no changes to the price of runs compared to pre-COVID-19, being £1 per run for a member and £2 per run for a non-member, however we are moving towards a cashless system, with subs being paid into the following bank account:

As this is a new system the Management Group would prefer that subs are paid per run, with your name

 as the reference e.g. "L TAYLOR" so the account can be monitored against attendance at runs.