Ryston Runners AC

Running and athletics for all in the West Norfolk area

More than just a running club

Ryston Runners AC is an England Athletics affiliated club based in Kings Lynn and Downham Market.

We were formed in 1986 at Ryston End, Downham Market. Originally just a running club, we expanded to cover cross country and track & field, and now are one of the most active, versatile and successful clubs of its kind in Norfolk.

We are open to all ages (from school year 4 and above) and all abilities

Road Running

We host events, as well as promoting other local and national events

More than just
a running club

Track and Field - sprinting, jumping + throwing

Junior Athletics

Training & competition for all in school year 4+

Masters Athletics

Competition specifically for all aged 35+

Social events

We organise a number of club social events throughout the year


We provide structured and qualified training and competition for children in school year 4 upwards across the full range of athletic discplines.


We provide structured and qualified training and competition for all ages, including competitions specific for those aged 35+ (Masters). We cater for endurance based runners as well as all track and field disciplines.


Like most grassroots sports clubs we rely on volunteers. Endless opportunities to get involved, make friends and give something back.


The club is open to all and does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, disability or mental health


Participation and involvement with the club should enhance people’s natural enjoyment of the sport both inside and outside of the competitive arena


The activities of running and athletics should be enjoyed for their own sake, with proper consideration for fairness, ethics, respect, and a sense of fellowship with one's competitors and team members


The important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle, the essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well” – Pierre de Coubertin, founder of the modern Olympics