Frequently Asked Questions
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The club meets every Monday, Wednesday and Friday throughout the year.
Members usually start turning up around 6:20pm and set off running around 6:45pm
Monday and Wednesday are the best nights for new members. These are the most popular nights so it is a good chance to meet a lot of the members.
Members meet in the bar area of the club and usually sit on the seating nearest to the entrance to wait for other members to arrive. The entrance to the The Hull&ER Sports Club is at the rear of the building.
The club has changing and shower facilities for both male and female members for those wishing to use them.
The club has a bar which serves alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks. It also serves hot and cold food at a reasonable price for those who wish to eat after their run.
Members who attend on a club night discuss between them how far they wish to run that particular night and then arrange routes to run. There are usually two to three groups who set off to run varying distances.
It depends on who attends on a particular night and what they are training for but generally the distances range from three miles to ten miles.
The club accepts runners of any ability even if you are completely new to running. If you can only manage a mile (or even less to start off with) someone will run with you at a pace that you are comfortable with.
The main purpose of our club is to provide a base for people of all abilities who enjoy running and keeping fit. It is not important whether you are fast or slow, just that you enjoy running. No matter how slow you think that you are someone will always run with you at a pace that you are comfortable with. No one runs alone.
The club is situated in an ideal location for members to run anywhere in the West Hull, North Hull and Cottingham areas although some members may even run to Hessle or East Hull if they are training for a marathon. Every other Wednesday during the summer months the club arranges training runs away from the club at other venues in the area. The Humber Bridge, Brough, Beverley, Skidby and North Cave are locations we have run from in the past. The Training runs page of our website provides details of some running routes which can be used by members.
Members enter races of varying distances ranging from 10k to the marathons. Most races are local however some members have entered runs in other parts of the country and even abroad. On occasions we arrange transport for out of town races so that members can travel there together if they wish. This is usually followed by a stop off for a pub meal, and a drink, at some venue on the way home.
White City (Hull) RRC is affiliated to England Athletics. By becoming a member of an affiliated club you will save at least £2 on every race which you enter so the benefits will soon repay your subscription. Also running with other like minded people can give you the incentive to run, especially on those cold, wet, dark winter nights!
During the year our members take part in various social activities away from running. These are usually well attended and include activities such as Ten pin bowling, country walks and cycle rides to name but a few. We also arrange a number of events at Christmas. We encourage members to bring along family and friends if they so wish. Check out the photos on our gallery page to see what we get up to!
All you need to do is turn up on one of our club nights and make yourself known to the members present and they will make you welcome and will arrange a run with you.
A good pair of running shoes is a vital investment in injury prevention. You can wear whatever clothing you are comfortable with. This will probably be dictated to by what time of the year it is and what the weather is like. Running clothing can also be purchased from the club including a club running vest if you wish to join and represent our club in any races you may enter.
It's important not to cut corners when buying your running trainers. It would be beneficial to visit a specialist retailer. When you buy running shoes, you're making an investment in your health and fitness – and a knowledgeable retailer will be able to provide you with invaluable advice regarding the most appropriate shoes for you. Correct shoes will protect against injury and repay your initial investment again and again.
No, you can turn up and run whenever you wish to do so. Obviously the more times you are able to attend the fitter and faster you will get but there is no pressure to do so.
At this time we are only able to cater for runners aged 17+.
You do not need to join on the first night that you attend, unless of course you wish to do so. Instead you are invited to run with us on up to three occasions and then , if you like what you see, you can join by filling in one of the membership application forms which are kept near to the clubs notice board at the entrance to the club or accessed by clicking on the following links to print off.
White City Application Form
Hull and East Riding Sports Club Membership Form
Annual membership of White City is currently just £15. This is payable when you join our club and then from 1st October every year. If you wish to run in any races you also need to be registered with England Athletics. Their annual fee is currently £15 but may be subject to a yearly increase so may change. This is payable when you first join White City and is then due from 1st March every year.
Members also have to join Hull and East Riding Sports Club. Annual membership is currently £25. (£12.50 for those over 60). This is payable from 1st October every year. This reduces to £12.50 if you join after 1st April (£6 if you are over 60).
The club is named after the White City Sports Stadium which used to be located on Anlaby High Road where Arcon Drive is now situated. This is close to the shop where the club was founded in 1985.