There are 19 clubs based in Belfast registered with Athletics NI. Between them they cater for every type of running (XC = Cross Country, RR = Road Running, TR = Track & Field, MR = Mountain Running, FR = Fell Running):
|Albertville Harriers||North||-||XC/RR/TF||albertvilleharriers.org||-||Send Email||Jennifer Hamilton||07769 748979|
|Annadale Striders||South||-||XC/RR/TF||annadalestriders.co.uk||-||@AStriders||Send Email||Conor McMullan||07513 340196|
|Balmoral Harriers||South/West||-||XC/RR||-||-||-||Send Email||Kate McGoldrick||-|
|Beechmount Harriers||West||✔||XC/RR/TF||-||-||-||Send Email||Paul Magee||07860 461751|
|BARF||-||-||MR/FR||barfni.co.uk||@BARF_NI||Send Email||Trevor Wilson||028 9062 7961|
|Belfast Running Club||South||-||XC/RR||Belfast Running Club||@BelfastRunClub||Send Email||-||-|
|Dub Running Club||South||-||XC/RR||dubrunners.org.uk||@theDubRunners||Send Email||Brian Grimes||07876 756173|
|Grove Running Club||North||-||XC/RR||-||-||-||Send Email||Georgina McCann||07557 413389|
|Lagan Valley AC||South||✔||XC/RR/TF||laganvalleyac.co.uk||-||Send Email||Catriona McCorkell||028 9078 1058|
|Mallusk Harriers||North||✔||XC/RR||-||-||-||Send Email||Gary Stitt||07779 522171|
|North Belfast Harriers||North||✔||XC/RR/TF||northbelfastharriers.com||Members Only||@NBHarriers||Send Email||Jennifer Bill||-|
|Orangegrove AC||East||✔||XC/RR/TF||orangegroveac.co.uk||@OrangegroveAC||Send Email||Victoria Murray||07807 837187|
|PSNI AC||-||-||TF||-||-||-||Send Email||Paul Scarlett||-|
|Queen's University AC||-||-||XC/RR/TF||-||-||-||Send Email||John Saulters||-|
|St. Anne's AC||West||✔||XC/RR||-||-||Send Email||Anne Maguire||028 9061 2396|
|St. Malachy's||North||✔||XC/RR/TF||-||@StMalachysAC||Send Email||Joe McAllister||-|
|St. Patrick's AC||-||✔||XC/TF||-||-||-||-||Eddie Heaney||07873 978250|
|Up & Runners||South||-||XC/RR||-||-||@UpandRunners||Send Email||Barbara McKeever||07984 901075|
|Willowfield Temperance Harriers||East||✔||XC/RR/TF||willowfieldharriers.co.uk||-||-||Send Email||Jim Ard||-|
|Newtownabbey Racers||-||✔||Special Olympics||newtownabbeyracers.com||-||-||Send Email||Fiona McGivern||028 9096 5311|
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To learn more about a club, contact them directly or follow them on social media/website. Most clubs do not have facilities but will meet up regularly for training.
BELFAST RUNNING CLUB
Belfast Running Club (BRC) was set up in December 2013, following on from the first Jog Belfast SOUTH programme. In less than a year it attracted over 120 members from all over Belfast. Based in and around Ormeau Park it accommodates all runners from parkrunners and social runners to those looking something a little further/faster.
BELFAST RUNNING CLUB - TRAINING SESSIONS
BRC training is as follows for January 2016:
MONDAY: Meet 6:25pm Cutters Car-Park for Social Run (various paces) - Free for members.
TUESDAY: Meet 6:25pm Cutters Car-Park, going to divide into two groups - one doing short hill reps (develop strength) and the other with a long fartlek run
WEDNESDAY: Meet 6:25pm Social Run meet at Shaftesbury Recreation Centre. Free for members
Additional Social Run on Wed, meet 6:25pm at Cutters, easy session
THURSDAY: Meet 6:25pm at Mary Peters Track. Everyone warms up & cools down together at the track, with people doing main training sessions based on their target race distance. Free for members.
SUNDAY: Pilates starts Sunday 8th January, 7-8pm at St. Bernadette's Parish Hall. £4 for members. Course will run throughout January and is specifically designed for runners by the leading pilates instructor in NI, Neil Healey.
Training stops Thursday 22nd December until Tuesday 3rd January, however social run will continue
NB There are usually running groups out early most Sat & Sun mornings and/or doing races. Check out club Facebook or Twitter (@BelfastRunClub) for more details.
You are encouraged to bring a stop watch if you have it. BRC training is led by head coach Liam McGarry. Training is designed to allow all abilities to train together at the same venue, whilst allowing people to focus their training for specific races/distances. Please come 5 mins early (ie 6:25) to help with registration. Training is for members only, with new people able to avail of two week trial period. Membership of BRC is £25 from September (ends 31st March) and includes Athletics NI registration, which gives you discount off most races. Membership closes mid-December
As long as you can run 5k you are welcome to train with BRC. Ideally you would be able to run close to 10k though. If you can't run 5k, please consider one of the various JogBelfast courses. If you can run 5k but not 10k, try a few sessions to see what you think and/or go to the Free BRC social run (6:30pm Mon & Wed) to help you build up to 10k in a friendly and informal environment. Please check out BRC Social Media for other runs, meet-ups and club news.
- BRC welcomes members and volunteers, with more information on the committee and roles available via their own site (e.g. Coaching, Club Development, Events, Finance, JogBelfast, Marketing/Web, Social, etc).
- Non-members are welcome to try out training for 2 weeks before needing to join, costing £2 per coached session although social runs are Free
- BRC are very active on twitter & Facebook, regularly organising runs and social events/races, check them out
- BRC members are also heavily involved in Storming Parkrun, Ormeau Parkrun and Jog Belfast, and are usually conspicuous at races in their black and neon green tops!