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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  • Runner’s Runner of the Year – 2018

    It is time for you to consider your choice for the Red Rose Road Runners Runners’ Runner of the Year again. This award allows you to acknowledge the achievements over the last year of another member.

    If you would like to nominate someone for this award, please complete the form…

  • Red Rose News

    The Essar Four Villages Half Marathon is a popular road race on rural roads around Helsby in Cheshire. This was the first Championship race of the year and 49 club members took part. In a high quality field Simon Croft came 16th in 1.14.55and Philip Marsden, 8th V45 in 1.19.42.…

  • Red Rose News

    The latest Mid Lancs cross country event was held at Townley Park, Burnley. Lexie Colquhoun was our only brave Junior to race in the U 11 girls race finishing in 12.25.

    In the 6k women’s race, Nicola Hughes took a top 20 place in a time of 22.31 followed by…

  • Red Rose News

    Starting January with a half marathon race is an impressive way for runners to show they are ready for a good year. 16 Red Rose Runners turned out for the Central Lancs Half Marathon. Our first runners home finished within sight of each other with Steve Murphy first in 1.44.10…

  • Red Rose news

    The Astley Park Festive 4 Trail Race was a great event, brilliantly organised by our Chorley AC friends in conjunction with Epic Events, with all proceeds for Chorley Food Bank. 13 Red Rose supported the race and the cause. Barry Wheeler 31.02, Nicola Hughes 31.13, (2nd Lady) Stephen Robertson 35.26,…

  • Website and the Calendar

    It is the time of the year when there is a fair bit of website admin.  We need to make sure the race calendar is up to date and then shuffle all the race results about on the various pages.  In an attempt to make this easier and to reduce…