Welcome to Nailsea Running Club

Members of all abilities welcome



25 February 2024 at 11am 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. The course is fully marshalled. Off road shoes are advised.





Couch to 5k 2024. 

We’re delighted to announce we’re starting our next Couch to 5k course on 9 January 2024. The course is designed for anyone looking to start, or resume, their running journey and is open all adults, regardless of fitness level.

Over 9 weeks you’ll improve your health and confidence, build up fitness, make friends, have fun (yes, you will!) and conquer the challenge of running 5k.

Nailsea Running Club is a welcoming community of all ages and abilities. Our members are friendly, encouraging and ready to share in your accomplishments. Join us this January for a fulfilling and enjoyable experience.

Spaces are limited to the first 30 people who sign up and complete payment, so secure your spot promptly! Please sign up using this link: https://forms.gle/cvfd6d32mufe4UZh9




And the club, apart from the C25K and the Ironwood;

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

–          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 2 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 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.