The history of Roadrunner
From the very start of the Road Runners Club in 1952, a newsletter was
circulated to all members three times a year, to keep them in touch with the
activites of the club and with road-running in general.
The newsletter was initially produced in the form of duplicated foolscap sheets but it gradually developed into its modern form as a full- colour A4 magazine of around 50 pages.
It has also moved from being simply a newsletter recording the activities of RRC members towards a journal with a much wider range of articles of varied interest to runners, and it was given its modern title a few years ago. Much of the content is still written by members and describes memorable events in their running lives, but there are also significant features on technical aspects on running and training, as well as descriptions of significant historical events.
Members receive 3 copies each year, in April, August and December, and the journal is also sold in running shops at £2.50.
Recent front covers
Sample articles from Roadrunner- updated to Winter 2012
The links below go to downloadable PDF files of a few articles from the most recent issues of Roadrunner. They have been chosen to give a taste of its wide range of content. A typical issue has 15-20 of these articles and several other items.
Issue 199, Winter 2012
Issue 198, Summer 2012
Issue 197, Spring 2012
Issue 196, Winter 2011
Issue 195, Summer 2011
Issue 194, Spring 2011
Issue 193, Winter 2010
Issue 192, Summer 2010
Issue 191, Spring 2010
Issue 190, Winter 2009
Issue 189, Summer 2009
Issue 188, Spring 2009
Issue 187, Winter 2008