Frequently Asked Questions

Here is a list of the question we are most frequently asked. If your question isn’t answered here please Contact Us

Where is the running club based?
The club is based at Hull and East Riding Sports Club, Chanterlands Avenue, Hull, HU5 4ED click here for map

When does the running club meet?
The club meets every Monday and Wednesday throughout the year. Some runners meet on Sunday mornings, but these are informally arranged between members.

What time does the running club meet?
We meet at 6.30pm

Where at the club do the members meet?
The entrance to Hull & East Riding Sports Club is at the rear of the building. Members tend to 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. In summer we tend to meet outside the entrance and make the most of the warm weather!

Are there changing facilities?
Yes, the club has changing and shower facilities for members who wish to use them and have also paid subs to Hull & East Riding Sports Club.

What other facilities are there?
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 of the Hull and East Riding Sports club received discounted prices at the bar (exact amounts vary and can change over time).

What happens when the running club meets?
Members who attend on a club night discuss between them how far they wish to run that night and then arrange routes to run. There are usually two to three groups who set off to run varying distances.

How far do members run?
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.

Does the club accept beginners?
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.

I can run, but only slowly. Would this be a problem?
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.

Where do members run?
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.

Do club members take part in any races?
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.

What are the advantages of being a member of a running club?
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!

Does the club have a social side?
During the year our members take part in various social activities away from running. These are usually well-attended and include activities such as country walks and cycle rides to name but a few. We also arrange several events at Christmas. We encourage members to bring along family and friends if they so wish.

If I want to have a run with the club what do I need to do?
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.

What do I need to wear to run?
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.

Which running shoes should I buy?
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.

Do I have to turn up and run every club night?
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.

How old do you have to be to be a member of the club?
We are only able to cater for runners aged 17+. We do not have a junior section.

How do I become a member?
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 our club. See our Membership page for more details.

How much is membership?
See the Membership page for more information.

Why is the club called White City?
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.  Club History for more information.