Welcome to the Hogweed Trotters Running Club
The Hogweed Trotters formed in 2000 with just a handful of running enthusiasts.
Since then the club has grown and currently has over 100 members, including some who helped establish the club over twenty years ago.
The Hogweeds is a very friendly social club, open to all who share our love of running with a number of social events throughout the year.
There is a great atmosphere and people travel from all over Bristol and the surrounding areas to train with us.
Whether you wish to improve your fitness, train for a 5k or 10k race, fulfil the dream of running a marathon, run ultras or partake in Duathlons and Triathlons, you will feel at home with us.
Our aim is create a friendly welcoming environment where everyone can run to their full potential.
Enjoyment is the key
We try not to take ourselves too seriously and make our runs as enjoyable as possible, but also enjoying pushing the boundaries of what we are capable of.
We run for fun, train for races such as Bristol and Bath Half Marathons, the London Marathon and local races such as The Hogweed Trot 10k.
Training and social runs take place on Wednesday evenings from 6:45 pm, Friday evenings from 6:00 pm and on Sunday mornings from 9:00 am in Autumn & Winter and 8:30 am during Spring & Summer – with runs taking place along the idyllic byways and country lanes of the Cotswolds – come rain or shine!
No one is ever left behind as the club has a policy of “sheep dogging” to ensure everyone feels included and is safely accounted for.
Joining and Taking Part
We meet twice a week at:
Come along to a training session and run with us as often as you like before deciding whether to join.
Feel welcome to join our Hogweed Trotters Facebook group to get the latest updates on what runs we are planning to do.
For more details please contact our club coaches or just come along to one of our club nights.
Then register as a member and pay your membership fee to enjoy the full benefits of the club.
Feel free to email the club below for further details.
Our local Parkrun is in Chipping Sodbury not far from our club and you can often find members either taking part or helping out alongside other volunteers.
“No one can say, ‘You must not run faster than this, or jump higher than that.’ The human spirit is indomitable.”
–Roger Bannister, first runner to run a sub-4 minute mile
“You can’t become a winner overnight, or even in a couple of years-it takes time…You will lose races and you will have to accept that, learn from it and believe that you’ll win the next one, knowing that you’ll probably lose that as well. All the time you have to keep believing that one day you will win.”
–Paula Radcliffe, women’s marathon world record holder
“I always loved running… it was something you could do by yourself, and under your own power. You could go in any direction, fast or slow as you wanted, fighting the wind if you felt like it, seeking out new sights just on the strength of your feet and the courage of your lungs.”
– Jesse Owens, 4-time Olympic gold medalist