A friendly and sociable running clubbased in Preston and the South Ribble areas

Red Rose Road Runners is a friendly and sociable running club based in Preston and the South Ribble areas. The club offers a relaxed environment enabling you to improve your running ability with a variety of different types of training and events. Although the word “road” appears in our name, we also participate in cross country, trail, off-road and fell running. We are seeking to increase the range of activities on offer.

Groups runs take place at various locations in and around Preston on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday while members often organise their own runs at weekends. During the summer, we also have a number of runs in the local countryside. You will be encouraged to run at your own pace to accommodate our mixed range of abilities and experience.

Group support will keep you motivated and having people to run with will encourage you to get out of the door when you don’t feel like it. Running with like-minded people means that you are able to discuss injuries, targets, races, ambitions and other running issues. It also provides the bonus of being safer, particularly for female runners.

Red Rose are one of the biggest clubs in the area and we encourage potential members to come along for a few training sessions before signing up.

Give us a test run We are one of the biggest clubs in the area and encourage potential members to come along for a few training sessions before signing up.
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  • Weekly Round Up – 23.4.18

    This week Red Rose Road Runners covered 2 continents, 5 countries, 4 marathons, temperatures varying from -1c up to 33c-37c, 15 different parkruns in 2 countries and triathlon.

    The week started with Kris ‘Good For Age’ Lowe tackling the 122nd Boston Marathon. The world’s oldest annual marathon and one of…

  • Weekly Roundup 16 April 2018

    Starting and finishing at Hawkshead, the 17km Hawkshead Trail Race, 17km Hawkshead Trail Challenge and 10km Hawkshead Trail Run follow circuits along well marked and marshalled footpaths and bridleways, taking in panoramic views of Lake Windermere and the surrounding peaks of the Coniston Hills, the Langdales and most of the…

  • Weekly Roundup 9 April 2018

    Last weekend, in the pouring rain, Ben Smithers completed a fantastic achievement running 50 miles from Liverpool to Manchester in a time of 9 hours 51 minutes. He finished in the top hundred and won a GOLD medal. The event was superbly organised and with fantastic volunteers. Ben was able…

  • Weekly Round Up 2nd April 2018

    The big race of the weekend for Red Rose was the Rivington Pike Fell Race. This was the club’s first Grand Prix and Fell Championship race of the year with a healthy turnout of 44 runners. Although a short run it is still a test of endurance for all the…

  • Weekly Roundup 26 March 2018

    A definite pattern of hilly or undulating courses emerged this weekend. An excellent turn out at the Garstang Gallop saw Philip Marsden come home in 4th place to take the V45 prize in a time of 41.30 and in 10th place David Parkinson took the V50 prize in 43.36. This…

  • Weekly Roundup 19 March 2018

    The amazing Gina Biggs has been putting us all to shame with her latest challenge. Seven  marathons in seven days. (Who thought she would stop at 100 marathons?).The Enigma ‘Week at the Knees’ in Milton Keynes saw her battle through the pain barrier with times of 6.12, 5.59, 6.38, 6.30, 6.13, 6.33…