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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Blogs!

POPS SMASH LEICESTER MARATHON
15th October 2018
  NICOLA SMASHES  MARATHON IN A TIME OF 03:04:27 1ST LADY OVER THE LINE   LEICESTER MARATHON  NICOLA STEVENSON 03:04:27 ANDY GIBIINO 03:07:15 LEE DAWSON 03:07
Beacon Solstice Run 2017
15th May 2018
MADRID ROCK AND ROLL HALF MARATHON 2018
23rd April 2018
  MADRID ROCK AND ROLL HALF MARATHON 2018 MORGAN SALT 02:23:34 HELEN SARA JOHNSON 02:23:34

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