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Glasgow FrontRunners
Glasgow's LGBT Running Club
A Games Legacy for Glasgow
JogScotland 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 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!

 

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Running with GFR

Run with Us

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.

Where do we meet?

Our regular meeting place is inside the foyer of the Arc Gym at Glasgow Caledonian University (opposite Buchanan Bus Station).

Thursday Run 6:30pm

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.

Sunday Run 10:45am

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.

Tuesday Training Session 7pm

Meet at the Arc from 6.45pm ready to start promptly at 7pm. We offer a range of specialist training sessions including , hills training, interval training, reps, as well as circuits addressing strength and conditioning for runners.  Our training sessions are led by UK Athletics accredited Coaches.  See our coaching and training page here for details.
These sessions are ideal for anyone preparing for their first race, improve on a personal best or just to build on their fitness levels. Please speak to one of our coaches if you want more information and look out for the weekly programmes on the Facebook events.

The Arc

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
Cowcaddens Road
Glasgow
G4 0BA

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

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 or meet a new group of people, it would be great to have you along!

How do I join?

 

free

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.
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.

 

£18

Concessionary Membership £18/year

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.

 

 £1

Pay as you go £1 per run

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.

Data Protection

Please find our privacy policy and data procedures below. You will be asked to agree to our policies when signing up as a member.

Club Affiliation
Training with GFR

Jog Leaders

Supporting our Runners

Ian McBain
Ian McBain
Paul Traynor
Paul Traynor
Jimmy Clifford
Jimmy Clifford
Jason Bohan
Jason Bohan
Kevin Boyle
Kevin Boyle
George Taylor
George Taylor
Richard Allwood
Richard Allwood
Stefan Galander
Stefan Galander
Alex Leggate
Alex Leggate
Anthony Atencio
Anthony Atencio
Mike Wilkie
Mike Wilkie
Andy Monk
Andy Monk
David Hunter
David Hunter
Gerard Wallace
Gerard Wallace
Heather Noller
Heather Noller
Eamonn Butler McIntosh
Eamonn Butler McIntosh
Adrian Heron
Adrian Heron
Debbie Hill
Debbie Hill

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

 

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 2016 is:

Name Email Address
Club President Jason Bohan President@glasgowfrontrunners.org
Club Secretary Andy Monk Secretary@glasgowfrontrunners.org
Treasurer Gerard Wallace Treasurer@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

 

Committee roles

All Committee members should:

Club President

Club Secretary

Treasurer

Run Secretary

Captains

Running Events Organiser

Social Secretary

Welfare Officer

Communications Officer

Ordinary Member

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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.

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 have to be 'LGBTQ+' to run with you?

No; the main ethos of the club is that we are inclusive and our runners have a range of sexualities and gender identities.

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.

Are changing facilities available?

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.

 

 

Are the changing facilities suitable for non-binary people?

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.

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 membership 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:

Name Email Address
Club President Jason Bohan President@glasgowfrontrunners.org
Club Secretary Andy Monk Secretary@glasgowfrontrunners.org
Treasurer Gerard Wallace Treasurer@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
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