Getting together with other vegan runners
Vegan Runners UK has a growing network of local contacts around the UK, who help members in their area get together for runs and social events. In some places the club has active local groups who meet regularly, and new groups are being established frequently. If you use facebook, join our national facebook group UK Vegan Runners or one of the local facebook groups linked below.
Vegan Runners UK is organised in 8 regions, each of which has a Region Representative who is a member of the club committee. You can contact your Region Representative via our Contact Us page by selecting the region from the drop-down list. Our regions are:
Scotland and Northern Ireland
North West England
North East England (includes Yorkshire and Humber)
Wales and West Midlands
East Midlands and East England
South East England
South West England and Channel Islands.
Scotland and Northern Ireland region
Dundee group – contact Barry Conlon
Vegan Runners UK – Dundee facebook group
Edinburgh group – contact Faisal Ghani
Vegan Runners UK Edinburgh facebook group
Glasgow group – contact Debbie Kessell
Vegan Runners UK – Glasgow facebook group
Northern Ireland group – contact Mairi Rivers (Bangor)
Northern Ireland Vegan Runners facebook group
North East England (including Yorkshire and Humber) region
Region representative: Phil Davies
Durham group – contact Sarah-Jane Tinkler
Vegan Runners Durham facebook group
Huddersfield group – contact Louise Galvin or Claire Collett
Huddersfield Vegan Runners Riders and Ramblers facebook group
Leeds group – contact Katie Bedford or Lesley Connors
Vegan Runners UK Leeds facebook group
Leeds Vegan Runners meet at parkruns in the area on the second and fourth Saturday of each month.
Newcastle group – contact Kerri Turner or Holly White
Vegan Runners UK Newcastle facebook group
Newcastle area Vegan Runners regularly meet for races, runs and food.
Sheffield group – contact Mikk Murray
Sheffield Vegan Runners meet at one of the parkruns in the area on the first Saturday of each month.
Sheffield Vegan Runners facebook group.
Teesside group – contact Chris Dempsey
Vegan Runners Teesside facebook group.
York group – contact Dave Nicholson
Vegan Runners UK – York facebook group.
Yorkshire coast group – contact Tracy Guild (Filey)
Email tracy_guild at hotmail dot com
North West England region
Region representative: Jonna McFadden
Cumbria group – contact Neil Ford (Keswick)
Vegan Runners UK Cumbria facebook group.
Cumbria Vegan Runners organise runs followed by a meal at least once a month. We try to circulate our meet-ups around the county. Our runs are mainly off-road. We cater for all abilities and have at least two options for every run: usually about 3 miles and 10 miles. Some of our members also meet up for long days out on the fells.
Lancashire group – contact Dan Nusku
Vegan Runners Lancashire facebook group.
Liverpool group – contact Lewis Edwards
Liverpool UK Vegan Runners facebook group.
Manchester group – contact Jonna McFadden
Manchester Vegan Runners facebook group.
Manchester Vegan Runners meet 1st Saturday of every month at South Manchester parkrun (Platt Fields) followed by breakfast at 8th Day cafe. We train together on Tuesday evenings (Sale Water Park/Chorlton Water Park/Woodbank park) and Thursday evenings (Heaton Park). We have occasional trail runs on Wednesdays at Dove Stones Reservoir. On Sundays we join either Az at the Ice Shack in Withington for run and circuits, or the Sunday Morning Run Crew in Bramhall Park/Woodbank park for a 10+ mile run.
Wales and West Midlands region
Region Representative: Anthony Chesher
Aberystwyth and mid-Wales group– contact Pippa Southern
Vegan Runners UK Aberystwyth and mid-Wales facebook group.
Birmingham group – contact Paul Snell
Birmingham Vegan Runners facebook group
Cardiff and south-east Wales group – contact Gwenllian Hughes (Cardiff) or Steve Penny (Ebbw Vale)
Cardiff and SE Wales Vegan Runners facebook group.
Swansea and south-west Wales group – contact Eamonn Kirk (Swansea)
Swansea and Southwest Wales Vegan Runners facebook group
Warwickshire group – contact Andrea Wolstenholme
Warwickshire Vegan Runners facebook group
Worcester group– contact Hannah Hughes
Worcester Vegan Runners facebook group
Worcester Vegan Runners meet at Worcester parkrun on 1st Saturday of each month, and for a long run on the 3rd Sunday of each month from Worcestershire County Cricket Club, plus occasional weeknight sessions organised via the facebook group.
East Midlands and East England region
Region Representative: Nina Nickerson
Essex group – contact Sue Savva (Colchester)
Essex Vegan Runners UK facebook group
Hertfordshire group – contact Verna Burgess
Hertfordshire Vegan Runners facebook group.
Leicestershire group – contact Yasmin Inglis (Market Harborough)
Norfolk & Suffolk group – contact Nina Nickerson (Lowestoft)
Norfolk/Suffolk Vegan Runners facebook group.
The Norfolk and Suffolk group meets on the 2nd Saturday of every month at one of the parkruns in the Norwich area. Come and join us!
Mansfield group – contact Rachael Chadwick
Mansfield Vegan Runners facebook group
Milton Keynes and Northampton group – contact Peter Simpson (Milton Keynes)
Milton Keynes & Northampton Vegan Runners facebook group
Each month there is the opportunity of meeting at parkruns in Northampton (Racecourse Park), Milton Keynes (Newlands near Willen Lake) and Rushmere Country Park (north of Leighton Buzzard). We also meet at some of the annual local events.
Greater London region
Region Representative: Beatriz Lafuenta
London group – contact Matt Toy
Vegan Runners UK London Meetup facebook group
South-east London group – contact Tegan Hill or Kay Holland
South East London Vegan Runners facebook group
South East England region
Region Representative: Alex Malik
Basingstoke group – contact Caz Walsh
Basingstoke Vegan Runners facebook group
Basingstoke Vegan Runners are at Basingstoke parkrun most Saturdays.
Berkshire group – contact Frank Colman (Newbury) or Francesca Allen (Reading)
Berkshire Vegan Runners facebook group
Brighton group – contact Paula Blackledge or Dave Arnold
Brighton Vegan Runners facebook group.
Regular meet-up at the Hove Park 5k parkrun 2nd Saturday of month. Popular events include: Brighton Half followed by a meet-up at V-Bites cafe in East Street; Brighton Marathon; the Brighton 10k is held in November along the seafront. We normally run a stall at the 2-day Brighton VegfestUK held in March.
Hastings group – contact Mark Lutman
Hastings Vegan Runners facebook group
Kent group – contact Michael Foster
Kent Vegan Runners facebook group
Kent Vegan Runners meet on the first Saturday of the month at various locations for a run and food.
Seaford group – contact Chris Coleman
Seaford Vegan Runners facebook group
Solent group – contact Mike Harper (Fareham)
Solent Vegan Runners facebook group
Surrey and North Hampshire group – contact Karen Harty
Worthing group – contact Matthew Etherington
Worthing Vegan Runners facebook group
South West England and Channel Islands region
Region Representative: Laura Royle
Bournemouth group – contact Oliver Herdsman
Bournemouth Vegan Runners facebook group
Bristol group – contact Laura Royle
Bristol Vegan Runners facebook group
Bristol Vegan Runners meet at a local parkrun on the 3rd Saturday of each month, alternating between Ashton Court and Pomphey Hill parkruns.
Channel Islands group – contact Terri O’Donoghue (St Helier, Jersey) or Ryan Neuvel (St Peter Port, Guernsey)
Vegan Runners Channel Islands facebook group.
Gloucestershire group – contact Patricia Edgington
Gloucestershire Vegan Runners UK facebook group.