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2018 was again another very successful year for WRC. Our membership has increased again to record numbers and continues to grow every week, our annual Bottoms Up Cup 5k had a record turnout while our C25K program attracted an incredible 100 participants. In addition to this, we have had fantastic participation from both our male and female teams in the North East Harrier League with our Ladies being promoted to Division 2 and our Junior Club now regularly has over 30 children involved every week with a waiting list to join.
While 2018 was pretty amazing we are already looking ahead to make WRC even better in 2019 and beyond. Already for this year we have had record attendance at the Harrier League, and our very own Grand Prix series brought the very best out of many runners. Our 2019 C25K programme will again be launched in April 2019 and planning is well under way to ensure that the Bottoms Up Cup race will be bigger and better than ever!
Join over 200 members from the age of 16 upwards and run 2 weekly from our base is at Biddick Academy (Biddick Lane, Washington, NE38 8AL).
We often have road trips so be sure to keep an eye on our Facebook page for the latest training schedules.
Thursday is our tempo session and Sundays are all about longer social running utilising the beautiful trail paths all along the river Wear and Penshaw Monument. There's no pressure to come along every week, you can pick and choose the sessions you'd like to attend. Some of our members also offer social running most days of the week via posts on the club Facebook page.
As a member of Washington Running Club you will be able to represent the club in the North East Cross Country League as part of your membership, with events are all over the north east and against other clubs – it's a great team bonding event and we encourage anyone to try it whatever ability you are.
Washington Running Club also proudly organises the Bottoms Up Cup, our famous 5k trail run in Princess Anne Park where we have raised thousands of pounds for Bloodwise.
Club membership is £22 a year. We also as a club highly recommend our members to affiliate themselves with England Athletics. For only £15 per year you receive discounts on every race you enter and also get 10% off all purchases at Start Fitness, which is based in Newcastle and Durham.