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Glasgow FrontRunners
Glasgow's LGBT Running Club
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Introduction to the club

About GFR

What you need to know

Glasgow FrontRunners is an award-winning inclusive community based road-running group with strong links to Glasgow’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community and friends.

Using The Arc Sports Complex at Caledonian University as our base, we have 2 regular weekly runs that take you through the sights and scenes of Greater Glasgow. To help get the most out of your running, we offer runs that suit all abilities (generally split into 3 skill level groups on a Thursday). We have a full range of abilities, from absolute beginners, to advanced competitive runners who undertake half-marathons & marathons.

There are always jogscotland trained Jog Leaders on hand to lead the groups and to guide and advise you individually. Every week there will be a qualified Jog Leader assigned to look after your running group.

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Running with GFR

Run with Us

Thursdays and Sundays

Our runs are suitable for runners of all levels, from those looking to start running and get fit, through to competitive runners. If you have not been along before, see our New Runner’s Checklist.

Thursday Run 7pm

Meet from 6.30pm, get changed for the warm-up starting prompt at 7:00pm. Normally beginners, intermediate and advanced runs each led by Jog Leaders every week.

Sunday Run 11am

Meet from 10:30am, get changed for the warm-up starting prompt at 11am. Normally one run catering for all abilities, and employing different training methods.

Thinking about running a race? Our jogscotland trained Jog Leaders can help you increase your distance and beat your PB.

The Arc

Changing facilities including shower cubicles are available at the Arc for £1. Lockers take a £1 refundable deposit.

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GCU Arc Gym
Cowcaddens Road
Glasgow
G4 0BA

Becoming a GFR Member

Membership

Joining the club

Glasgow FrontRunners are always looking for new members, so whether you’re looking to try a new activity, improve your running, tone up for the new year or meet a new group of people it would be great to have you along!

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Your first week Free of charge

Come along and try out the club – after your first week you can move to one of our membership options.

£28

Standard Membership £28/year

Entitles you to join us at all weekly running sessions, with qualified jogleaders looking after you.
Full annual membership also lets you benefit from discount on individual SAL and jogscotland memberships, liability insurance cover as provided by SAL, as well as full voting rights, and rights of comment on all aspects of the club.

 

£18

Concessionary Membership £18/year

Enjoy all the benefits offered to Standard Members, just a bit more affordable for Students and the Unwaged.

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Pay as you go £1 per run

If you decide that neither of the memberships are for you, then simply pay £1 every time you come along for a run. You will, unfortunately miss out on all the great membership benefits though.

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How to Pay

Our membership year runs from August and membership fees are reduced quarterly from then.

Fees are payable via bank transfer directly into our account, cash or cheque.

For further information or to request our bank details, contact the club treasurer.

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Training with GFR

Jog Leaders

Supporting our Runners

Scott Sheddon
Scott Sheddon
David Cherry
David Cherry
Julian Heng
Julian Heng
Neil Johnston
Neil Johnston
Debbie Hill
Debbie Hill
Michael Kean
Michael Kean
Victoria Robertson
Victoria Robertson
Fraser Johnston
Fraser Johnston
Jason Bohan
Jason Bohan
Aidan Johnston
Aidan Johnston
Eric Baster
Eric Baster
Kevin Hanley
Kevin Hanley
Jamie Sterling
Jamie Sterling
Kenneth Macbeth
Kenneth Macbeth
Miriam Valencia
Miriam Valencia

At all times the Club maintains a healthy stock of willing and (very) able, fully qualified jogscotland-trained Jog Leaders. They are all volunteer members, and will do their best to guide, control and protect your Health & Safety during the run.

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Committee

Volunteering to make us better

Mike Wilkie, President
Mike WilkiePresident
Andrew Beglin, Secretary
Andrew BeglinSecretary
Kevin Hanley, Treasurer
Kevin HanleyTreasurer
Julian Heng, Jog Secretary
Julian HengJog Secretary
Jamie Sterling, Communications
Jamie SterlingCommunications
Vicky Robertson, Committee Member
Vicky RobertsonCommittee Member
Eamonn Butler, Committee Member
Eamonn ButlerCommittee Member

As the first point of contact for all new members and as representatives of the Club to external organisations, our volunteer Committee Members co-ordinate the activities of the Club and ensure the culture of the Club reflects the aims and objectives of the Club.

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FAQs

Answering your questions

Can I just come along?

Indeed, we meet just inside the main entrance of the GCU Arc Gym – there’ll be other runners and the committee there to meet you and give you any information you need about the club.

Do I have to be 'LGBT' to run with you?

Absolutely not – the main ethos of the club is that we are ALL inclusive, we have a number of “straight” members and regular runners.

Are changing facilities available?

Yes, all runners can use the changing facilities and shower cubicles at GCU Arc Gym for £1 per run. Lockers are also available for a refundable £1 deposit.

I've never run before, can I come along?

Of course, we have groups which cater for all abilities, starting with a 5km walk/run.

Do I need to go to GCU or be a member of the Arc Gym?

No, we use the facilities at GCU Arc Gym but have an agreement which lets our runners use their changing and showering facilities for £1 per run. Lockers are also available which take a refundable £1 deposit.

How do I join?

You can come along and run with us at any time. Your first week is free and then after that you can either run pay-as-you-go or become an annual member. For more information and an application form, see our membership section.

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Questions and feedback

You can find out more about the club on Facebook and Twitter.

For any enquiries please email secretary@glasgowfrontrunners.org and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Our committee members can also be contacted individually:

 

 

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