Beginner friendly
Beginner friendly
We know it's scary to join a running club. Please don't be scared. On our Wednesday nights we want all to feel welcome, from your first mile to your first race!
Friendship
Friendship
Join us to become part of a friendly team, always there to support you!
Competitive
Competitive
Although we love to have fun, we take our running seriously too - and are proud to have runners winning plenty of trophies and awards, including our ladies team winning the local 2017 Leicestershire Road Running League

About Us

About our club

We are a running club with a mission to get people active and fitter, offering a chance to be part of a very friendly and encouraging team. We cater for all levels of runners, with varied sessions throughout the week.

Poplar Running Club was set up in Loughborough by Lee Dawson, Darryl Hughes and Kevin Brooks with the aim to get people running with a smile on their face. Now the club has grown to more than 300 members of all ages and abilities, and has running groups in Loughborough, Mountsorrel and Quorn. We do several different events during the week, all at 6:30pm:

  • Monday – Coached Sessions
  • Tuesday – Mountsorrel Runners
  • Wednesday – Main Club night / Beginners Night
  • Junior Pops – a couple of times a week we have separate coached sessions for under 16s
  • Saturday – parkruns, we have a regular large attendance at Rushcliffe and other local parkrun
  • Sunday – Races! We love our local races, and take the Leicestershire Road Running League and local cross country leagues very seriously!
  • Details of all runs are always posted on facebook – please check the Poplar Runners Facebook Group for the latest information

We are an ARC and UKA affiliated running club that welcomes runners of all abilities. Complete beginners are made very welcome, we’ve offered a couch to 5k course and always have a number of complete beginners being supported.

Joining our runs

It is entirely free to come along & join in a few of our sessions. There’s no need to book, just introduce yourself to a run leader on the day. We only ask that you’re over 16 to join the adult nights, and ensure you wear appropriate kit for the conditions.

Our club meets at different places each time, the latest run details are always posted on Facebook around a day before. Poplar Runners Facebook Group

Get in touch on email to info@poplar-rc.co.uk or just turn up with your trainers on!

Key Information

Joining Poplar Running Club
Frequently Asked Questions
Junior Pops

Key facts

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Junior Pops Newsletter Feb 2018
11th February 2018
Please follow this link to take you to the latest edition of the Junior Pops Newsletter.  
LEICESTERSHIRE HALF AND TURKEY TROT
11th February 2018
  LEICESTERSHIRE HALF MARATHON 2018 16 LUCY NIEMZ 01:23:03 (FIRST LADY) 45 MATHEW WELLS 01:29:05 117 KEVIN BROOKS 01:37:23 90 MICHAEL SCOTT 01:35:11 196 JENNY DUNC...
7th February 2018
CHARNWOOD HILLS RACE  RESULTS 2018 20th DANIEL RYAN 1:43:46 43rd MARTIN BUTTON 1:51:19 65th NICOLA STEVENSON 1:55:18 77th NEIL BORMAN 1:57:41 113th NIGEL SMITH 2:05:17
Ironman UK Heroes!
17th July 2017
Congratulations to Becs and Phil for completing their first full Ironman Triathlon this weekend. Two incredible club athletes and great performances for both, finishing high in the ra...
2017 Couch to 5k – final graduation
25th June 2017
5 runners from Poplar Running Clubs 2017 Couch to 5k course graduated at Rushcliffe Parkrun on 24th June 2017 - Congratulations to them all! What a success our 2017 C25k course has be...
2017 Couch to 5k Graduation
3rd June 2017
On Saturday 3rd June a further 56 runners graduated from the C25k course at Rushcliffe Parkrun. We were blessed with a warm, sunny summer morning with a light breeze - just perfect for ru

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