Before you Join for the first time - Juniors

Want to know more about our offering first? See the Junior Prospectus.

Due to high demand we have an introductory process in place with our junior athletes, therefore new juniors should not just turn up on the night of a session.

If your child is interested in training and competing with Ryston Runners AC we offer a free taster session on certain dates (due to our training structure and coach availability we cannot accommodate other dates). Please email our membership secretary ( in the first instance with your child's name and date of birth (minimum is school year 4) to find out when the next taster session is.

Once the process above has been completed and your child has attended more than a few sessions we'd love for them to become part of the club. To do so, please follow the link to access the online membership portal. 

Before you join for the first time - Seniors (16+)
Contact the Membership Secretary
What does EA affiliation mean?

England Athletics (EA) are the governing body for our sport in England. Club affiliation (us) and subsequent athlete registration (you) to them form part of the UKA (United Kingdom Athletics) Rules for Competition, which govern nearly all races and competitions you come across in this country. Eligibility to enter certain competitions/events/races as a club or individual depends on affiliation (club) and registration (individual) status.

Registered members of affiliated clubs also gain access to advantages including:

  • Up to £50M Public liability insurance cover
  • Qualified coaching
  • Dedicated club welfare support, including safeguarding
  • Eligibility to compete in licensed events
  • Reduced entry for the majority of races
  • Access to club places at the Virgin Money London Marathon – allocated based upon number of registered athletes aged over 18
  • Access to discounted education courses for coaches and leaders
  • Access to Coach development opportunities, including specialist conferences and technical workshops to support your coaches and athletes
  • ebulletins providing key information on the sport and opportunities available
  • Exclusive offers and discounts from commercial partners
What does First / Second Claim mean?
Can I try it first before I join?
What if I don't want to or can't compete?

Second Claim

£10 /Year

  • For members of other EA clubs that may want to join and take advantage of our training or competition offering
  • Does not include EA affiliation