Welcome to Nailsea Running Club

Members of all abilities welcome


New Beginners course, Jan 2022 – click here for information




The Ironwood Challenge 2022: 11.00am on Sunday 20 February 2022 from Long Ashton Community Centre. The Ironwood Challenge is six(ish) country miles of trails through ancient woodland, fields and forest above the village of Long Ashton in North Somerset. Full details plus online entry are available at Full on Sport. Some Race-day entries should also be available. We will be monitoring requirements leading up to the race, but as it stands, face coverings will be required whilst you are inside the Community Centre. Unfortunately, the shower areas will be in process of being refurbished, so they will be unavailable. Toilet facilities will be available. ARC/UKA Affiliated – £8 in advance (plus booking fee) – £10 on the day. Unaffiliated runners – £10 in advance (plus booking fee) – £12 on day.




We are a friendly and sociable club based at Nailsea & Backwell Rugby Club. We are very proud of our members who range from adults who have started running for the first time to ultra-marathon competitors. Since our foundation in 1986, our club catchphrase has been ‘leaving no runner behind’.

We meet every Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm in the lobby or outside the front door of Nailsea & Backwell Rugby Club.


We offer

–          twice weekly runs of different distances and paces

–          weekly structured training sessions all year round

–          during the lighter evenings we also offer popular off road runs around the glorious North Somerset countryside, including an annual bluebell woods run

–          beginner courses for adults (find out more here)

–          Sunday runs and other ad hoc runs for all levels via our facebook page

–          a friendly league where Nailsea Running Club (NRC members) compete against each other in a series of local races

–          regular social events, including an Awards Night and Christmas party

–          we also organise 3 races every year which NRC members marshal, in order to support running in the wider community (find out more here)


We are lucky to have a base for the club at Nailsea & Backwell Rugby Club. This means we can offer all our members

–          free parking

–          changing and shower facilities

–          a bar where members regularly meet after runs


If you are interested in joining we would love to hear from you and run with you. You are very welcome to just turn up to one of our weekly runs and introduce yourself. Or contact us here if you want to let us know you are coming or have any questions.

Follow Nailsea Running club on Twitter and Facebook to find out more about how to get involved. The Facebook group is “public” to view but you will need to register with admin to be able to post on it.


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