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Dudley Ladies Running Club


Dudley Ladies Running Club has grown to become the largest ladies only road running club in the Midlands and following a number of high profile articles in various national running magazines and newspapers.

The club which is affiliated to the Association of Running Clubs, was formed by Rita Vanes in July 2002 and it has now become the largest women-only road running club in the Midlands, accommodating ladies from absolute beginners up to seasoned marathon runners.

The clubs success originates from its ability to nurture absolute beginners and develop them into knowledgeable, confident and proficient runners. Beginners Courses are run every year for women who have either never run before or else haven't run for some time.

Women also use the club to meet and make friends, to socialise and run in the dark or countryside together, surrounded by the safety and security of likeminded people. The club thrives on its active social side and evenings out to restaurants, skittles nights, discos and anywhere else that the girls can let their hair down and dress up are regularly organized to ensure that everybody has a good time.

If you are an eager beginner that can't wait or someone who is already running at the moment then just come along to Wombourne Leisure Centre on any Tuesday or Thursday evening before 6.45 pm or email Rita.

Please visit our website for more news about us and joining information.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Rita Vanes
Contact Position
Group Leader
01902 898202
Dudley Ladies Running Club

The main club nights are Tuesdays and Thursdays, when the girls leave the centre at 7.00pm after first going through their stretching and warm up routine. For the more dedicated runners amongst them a "Wide Awake" group also meet on Sunday mornings at 9.00am

In summer, the group run almost entirely off road, along the canals, railway walk or through the woods. In winter, the safety and security of the main roads and street lighting is used.

Where to go

Wombourne Leisure Centre
Ounsdale Road
West Midlands

Dudley Ladies Running Club members are given the use of Wombourne Leisure Centre’s excellent facilities at discounted prices, including their very large and clean dry side changing and showering facilities. On top of that they have a Swimming Pool, Fitness Room, Badminton Courts, Toning Tables and Sauna etc as well as a host of other organised classes and events throughout the year.

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Training Times - Tuesday and Thursday evenings; Sunday mornings.

Other Details


Age Ranges
All Ages Welcome

Record Last Updated on: 26/03/2018

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