Welwyn Garden City’s local community running club

Our mission: fun running and sound race training for new and experienced runners.

Garden City Runners is a club of active runners and joggers. Subscription is just £20 per year. Come down to any of our training sessions on Tuesday or Thursday evenings at 6.30pm and run with us.

Four runners at Panshanger parkrun

Try our new beginners’ course

GCR organise beginners’ courses several times a year. Email runleaders@gardencityrunners.org.uk for details of our next course. This group meets at 6.30pm on Tuesday evening at Sir Fredric Osborn School Sport Centre . It provides support to novice joggers and runners including walk/run sessions for those on the first rung (or those just starting out). The group is very sociable: chat and laughter are as important as the running!



New club kit available

The new vests have arrived. They cost £20. Please email clubkit@gardencityrunners.org.uk if you’d like one.

Latest news

News release – 21 August 2016

GENEVER RUNS 100th MARATHON FOR LEILA GCR’s NICK GENEVER chose the fourth annual ‘Leila’s Run’ at Wheathampstead to undertake his 100th Marathon/Ultra. Organised by DENYS BAUDRY and DAVE LEWIS, the event — staged in honour of popular GCR LEILA TAYLOR, who died of cancer in February 2013 — attracted around 150 runners to the hilly … Read more

News release – 14 August 2016

BIRDS FLY HIGH IN TROMSØ. While stay-at-homes head for coastal parkruns GCR’s have been taking full advantage of all the running opportunities that the summer produces, both at home and abroad. One of the more unusual recent challenges was in Tromsø, where the BIRD family headed for the Tromsø SkyRace, ‘skyrunning’ between the sea and … Read more

News release – 7 August 2016

PBs A PLENTY AT ELLENBROOK FIELDS. August got off to a quiet start perhaps with GCR members running and relaxing in more exotic destinations. Nevertheless, parkruns were still on hand to provide members with their weekly timed 5km fix. Parkrun Roundup A new course record was set at Ellenbrook Fields of 16:30 giving NEIL HUME, … Read more