Frequently Asked Questions

How do I join?

Simple – you just show up. Decide which day(s) and location(s) suit you best and go along at the specified time. There will be someone there who will give a run brief before we set off. We advise everyone to sign up to the weekly newsletter but this is optional. Check the Routes page for details of times and location

How much does it cost?

Nothing. Rebel Runners is a free running group. We are not affiliated and we have no fees – annual, monthly or weekly. Everyone who helps out does so on a voluntary basis.

How often do I need to attend?

You can come as often or as little as you like. We don’t keep a record of attendance so it’s completely up to you. Even if you haven’t been for months, you’re always welcome.

How good/fast do I need to be?

We try our best to cater to all levels of running, from beginner run/walk pace up to however quick you want to be.

How far do you run?

Most of our runs are a minimum of 3 miles (5k) and can be extended to 5 or 6 miles (10k), depending on the route. Don’t worry if you’re not up to 5k yet – we also offer 8 week beginners courses, which involve a steadily increasing run/walk programme (see below). On Sunday mornings we do a longer route, usually between 5 and 10 miles.

Beginners Course? What’s that?

If you are new to running or haven’t run for a while then you might like to try our beginners course. It’s built around the couch to 5k idea and involves an 8 week programme of run/walk sessions. The sessions usually last about half an hour and week one starts with intervals of 1 minute jogging / 1 minute walking. We aim to increase the running time each week with the goal of being able to jog/run a 5k distance by week 8.

The courses are all supervised by RunTogether qualified run leaders.

We run the 8 week blocks a few times a year and if you sign up to the weekly email newsletter, you’ll get plenty of notice of when the next course starts.

What if it’s bad weather?

No such thing as bad weather – only inappropriate clothing! Seriously though, if the ground is icy or if there are dangerous stormy conditions then we usually call off the run for that day but pretty much any other weather, you’ll find at least a few of us out running. It’s always best to check Facebook or Twitter for the latest updates.