Joining is EASY!

We welcome anyone who wants to run! Newbies or regular runners, we have a place for YOU!

Where do I start?

We run from the top parking of the Virgin Active in Bedfordview. There are 4 groups that go out in the morning for each running ability.
The distances vary from around 7km with the D School to around 14km with the A School.

If you are totally new to running then start with the D School. If you are a regular runner and building up to run bigger distances, then C School.
Faster and more seasoned runners can join A or B accordingly.

Below is an indication of the average pace of each school. This is merely a guideline and will vary depending on the day and the runners running. All the schools start at the same time.

  • A School – The quicker runners. Training takes place generally at sub 5min per km
  • B School – Intermediate runners. Training pace varies from 5min/km to 5:45 min/km
  • C School  – Less quicker runners. Training pace varies from 5:45/km to 6:30 min/km
  • D School – Starting out or recovering from injury.

Come down and join the school suits your pace the best. : )
If in doubt start with a slower school and get familiar before you move to a faster group.

When do we run?

We train 6 days a week in the mornings.
05:00 on weekdays and 06:00 on weekends and public holidays.
Runs are an hour long.

MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY
REST 05:00 05:00 05:00 05:00 06:00
Longer Club Run
06:00
Longer Club Run or Races


Do you Have to become a member to try it out?
NO – You are more that welcome to come do some with us to see if you enjoy it.

IMPORTANT! Tell someone you are a newbie!
Arrive ten minutes before the start of the morning run and tell someone you are new.
You will be guided to the right school to run with and often helped along.

Yearly Membership

Our membership cycle runs from 1 November to 31 October each year.
Membership queries can be directed to Alan Smith who is based at the Virgin Active in Bedfordview. He can be contacted on 011 455 1870 or alan.deerfoot-smith@virginactive.co.za

2018/2019 FEE STRUCTURES

Retired Members – (65 years old and older) – R1050
VA + CC Admin Levy + Athletics levy + Licence fee
Junior Members – (23 years old and younger) – R750
VA + BCC Admin Levy + Athletics levy + Licence fee
Seniors – (All other members) – R1450
VA + BCC Admin Levy + Athletics levy + Licence fee

Benefits beyond running…

The are many benefits to joining a great running club like Bedfordview Athletics.

TRAINING PROGRAMS
Our training programmes are developed by a top coach and will help you get through the big races likes Two Oceans and Comrades.

GROUP TRAINING
Your training becomes easy as you always have someone to run with or to train with.

2019 ASA LICENCE NUMBER
You receive your ASA licence number and can run under the Bedfordview Athletics banner. You do not need to buy and temp licence at races.

RACE CATERING AND GAZEBO
Most big races are catered and the is a gazebo and area to drop your things off before a race and for you to refresh after the race and compare stories.

CLUB HOUSE AND EVENTS
We are a great clubhouse at Virgin Active that we use for all the events, functions and guest talks we have during the year.

ONLINE STORE
A great online store to buy all your kit and cool accessories. We constantly add in new items too.

DISCOUNTS AND GROUP BENEFITS
Discounts and benefits that are available to you as a member from many stores, restaurants and services around Bedfordview.

THE CLUB THAT CARES
You get to become part of the Bedfordview Athletics sporting family with years of tradition. We are a colourful club who care.