There is a range of benefits for both novice and experienced runners and membership can add a lot to your enjoyment of your running. Go to the joining the RRC page to see details.
RRC Past President Jim Peters - a new book
This link will download a press release for Rob Hadgraft's latest athletics biography, on marathon legend Jim Peters. We hope to have a review of the book in the next issue of Roadrunner, but first impressions are that it is a great read.
Roadrunner - the journal of the RRC
Roadrunner is the journal of the RRC and is published 3 times a year with a wide range of content on all sorts of aspects of running. Some recent articles from Roadrunner, updated to edition 195, Summer 2011, can be read here.
The John Jewell Film Archive - some clips now available
The late John Lewell, an ex-President of the RRC, has given a very generous bequest to the RRC, and one of the major things it has being used for is the digitisation of his large collection of films, which is currently kept at the athletics archive in Birmingham University. There are 53 8mm reels, with a wealth of records of road and track running, from the 1950 Commonwealth Games right into the 1990s. The digitising process has now been completed, and a selection of the films are being made viewable on this website.
We are now working our way through editing clips of London to Brighton Races, and have posted 1952 (the very first race) through 1955. The rest will be put on the website in batches as they are completed, and we hope to be able to add commentaries in due course.
Select the films you wish to see from the film archive menu link above.
The RRC Championships
The results for the Championships for 2011 and 2012 can be viewed on the "Club Championship" tab. Please email your 2013 results to John Trory.
The RRC Constitution
The affairs of the Club are controlled by its constitution, which can be downloaded in PDF format by clicking here.
This site has an area for members only, which will gradually be filled with information for and about our members.
You get to it, unsurprisingly, by clicking the top menu button "Members' Area" and will then find a page requesting username and password.
Your username is your RRC membership number and the password is your postcode. It has taken quite a while to get this section to work properly, but it now seems to be operating properly, accepting your postcode in the proper format (eg SX4 3DF) or in lower case and even without the space.
Alternatively you can download a membership form as a PDF file and post it in:
Updated on 19th February 2012