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 3 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 4 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.
Walk to Fitness. Starting in June 2018 is GFR’s Walk to Fitness group. Meeting on Sundays the walking group is for those people who are not ready to run, or are injured, but still want to get fit. Each group will be lead by a walk leader. Sessions will involve walking at various paces, slow and faster to help boost your fitness. There may be a little hill, there may be a few steps, but there will also be lots of fun!
We are not just about running, we like to socialise too!
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.
Our regular meeting place is inside the foyer of the Arc Gym at Glasgow Caledonian University (opposite Buchanan Bus Station).
Meet from 6.15pm ready to start promptly at 6:30pm. Every week we offer a range runs catering for all abilities led by our jogscotland-qualified Jog Leaders.
On the first Thursday of each month we offer an all-club session employing different training methods.
Meet from 10:30am ready to start promptly at 10:45am. We usually offer several runs catering for all abilities led by our jogscotland-qualified Jog Leaders.
For a £1 fee (payable at the Arc reception) female and male changing and shower facilities are available. The Arc Gym also has two single, accessible changing/WC/shower rooms which, although not an ideal solution for non-binary runners, are gender neutral. Lockers are situated outwith gendered spaces and take a £1, refundable deposit.
GCU Arc Gym
Free parking is available on Milton Street behind the university and next to the fire station. There is a multi storey car park (Concert Square) next to the Buchanan Bus Station for £2.50 flat fee from 18:00 on a Thursday and a flat fee of £2.50 for all day parking on a Sunday
Glasgow Frontrunners are always looking for new members, so whether you’re looking to try a new activity, improve your running, tone up or meet a new group of people, it would be great to have you along!
How do I join?
Come along and try out the club! After your first week you can move to one of our membership options.
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.
Our membership year begins in August. Join us later and the cost decreases from November to £21, from February to £14 and from May to £7.
Enjoy all the benefits offered to Standard Members, just a bit more affordable for Students and the Unwaged.
The membership year begins in August. Join us later and the cost decreases from November to £13.50, from February to £9 and from May to £4.50.
If you decide that membership isn’t 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. We still ask that you complete our online runner form to inform us of your emergency contact information.
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.
The GFR committee is composed of volunteer members voted in by their peers at the annual AGM held in October. Committee Members are the first point of contact for new members and external organisations. Their role is to co-ordinate the activities of the Club and ensure the culture of the Club reflects the views of the membership and the aims and objectives of the Club.
The GFR Committee 2018/19 is:
|Club President||Ian McBain||President@glasgowfrontrunners.org|
|Club Secretary||Jack Kelly||Secretary@glasgowfrontrunners.org|
|Run Secretary||Penny Lowles||Run@glasgowfrontrunners.org|
|Men’s Captain||Cameron Winton||Men@glasgowfrontrunners.org|
|Women’s Captain||Jo Jeffreys||Women@glasgowfrontrunners.org|
|Inclusivity Officer||Hilary Saunders||Inclusivity@glasgowfrontrunners.org|
|OUTrun Organiser||Gerard Wallace||Events@glasgowfrontrunners.org|
|Social Secretary||Calum Macintyre||Social@glasgowfrontrunners.org|
|Welfare Officer||David Hunter||Welfare@glasgowfrontrunners.org|
|Communications Officer||Derec Thomson||Comms@glasgowfrontrunners.org|
|Ordinary Member||Wendy Miller||Kitorders@glasgowfrontrunners.org|
All Committee members should:
Running Events Organiser
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.
Of course, we have groups which cater for all abilities, starting with a 5km walk/run.
No; the main ethos of the club is that we are inclusive and our runners have a range of sexualities and gender identities.
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.
Yes. Female and male changing and shower facilities are available at GCU Arc Gym for £1 per run (payable at Arc reception). There are also two single changing/WC/shower rooms which are gender neutral. Lockers are located outwith gendered spaces and take a refundable £1 deposit.
GFR is an inclusive LGBTQ+ running club, and, as such, we welcome non-binary and trans runners. Although not an ideal solution for non-binary runners, the Arc Gym has two single, accessible changing/WC/shower rooms which are gender neutral. Lockers are situated outwith gendered spaces.
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.
For membership enquiries please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
Our committee members can also be contacted individually:
|Club President||Jason Bohan||President@glasgowfrontrunners.org|
|Club Secretary||Andy Monk||Secretary@glasgowfrontrunners.org|
|Run Secretary||Ian McBain||Run@glasgowfrontrunners.org|
|Men’s Captain||Jack Kelly||Men@glasgowfrontrunners.org|
|Women’s Captain||Penny Lowles||Women@glasgowfrontrunners.org|
|Trans Captain||Charlotte McCarroll||Trans@glasgowfrontrunners.org|
|OUTrun Organiser||Stuart Comrie||Events@glasgowfrontrunners.org|
|Social Secretary||James Watson||Social@glasgowfrontrunners.org|
|Welfare Officer||Heather Noller||Welfare@glasgowfrontrunners.org|
|Communications Officer||David Hunter||Comms@glasgowfrontrunners.org|
|Ordinary Member||Hugh McAloon||Kitorders@glasgowfrontrunners.org|