In Your Area

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.  In some places the club has active local groups who meet regularly for runs and social events, and new groups are being established frequently.  The blog page has news on what they’ve been up to recently.  If you use facebook, join our national facebook group UK Vegan Runners or one of the local facebook groups linked below.

If you have updates to this page please send a message to Phil Davies by going to the Contact Us page and choosing ‘Local Contacts’ in the drop-down list.  Also please get in touch if there is no local contact in your area and you are interested in being one – it doesn’t have to take much of your time.

Local contacts are arranged here by region:  Scotland, North East England, North West England, Yorkshire and Humber, Wales, West Midlands, East Midlands, South West England, South East England, Eastern England and Channel Islands.


Vegan Runners Scotland facebook group

Dundee – contact Barry Conlon
Vegan Runners UK – Dundee facebook group

Edinburgh – contact Faisal Ghani

Glasgow – we need a new contact – get in touch if you are interested.

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland – contact Mairi Rivers (Bangor)
Northern Ireland Vegan Runners facebook group

North East England

Newcastle – contact Kerri Turner or Holly White
Vegan Runners UK Newcastle facebook group
Newcastle area Vegan Runners regularly meet for races, runs and food.

 North West England

Cumbria – contact Neil Ford (Keswick)
Vegan Runners UK Cumbria facebook group.

Lancashire – contact Dan Nusku
Vegan Runners Lancashire facebook group.

Liverpool – contact Lewis Edwards
Liverpool UK Vegan Runners facebook group.

Manchester – contact Jonna McFadden
Manchester Vegan Runners have weekly training sessions, parkrun meet-ups, races and social events.
Manchester Vegan Runners facebook group.

Yorkshire and Humber

Leeds – contact Katie Bedford
Vegan Runners UK Leeds facebook group

Sheffield – contact Mikk Murray or Luisa Rabanal
Sheffield Vegan Runners meet at one of the parkruns in the area on the first Saturday of each month.
Sheffield Vegan Runners facebook group.

Yorkshire coast – contact Tracy Guild (Filey)
Email tracy_guild at hotmail dot com


Aberystwyth and mid-Wales– contact Pippa Southern
Vegan Runners UK Aberystwyth and mid-Wales facebook group.

Cardiff and south-east Wales – contact Gwenllian Hughes (Cardiff) or Steve Penny (Ebbw Vale)
Cardiff and SE Wales Vegan Runners facebook group.

Swansea and south-west Wales – contact Eamonn Kirk (Swansea)
Swansea and Southwest Wales Vegan Runners facebook group

 West Midlands

Birmingham  – contact Paul Snell
Birmingham Vegan Runners facebook group

Warwickshire – contact Andrea Wolstenholme
Warwickshire Vegan Runners facebook group

Worcester – contact Hannah Hughes
Worcester Vegan Runners facebook group

East Midlands

Leicestershire – contact Yasmin Inglis (Market Harborough)

Mansfield – contact Rachael Chadwick
Mansfield Vegan Runners facebook group

Milton Keynes and Northamptoncontact 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.

South West England

Bristol – contact Laura Royle
Bristol Vegan Runners facebook group
Bristol Vegan Runners meet in the centre of Bristol for an evening group run and drink/snack on the 1st Monday of each month, and we meet at Ashton Court parkrun on the 3rd Saturday of each month.

South East England

Basingstoke – contact Caz Walsh
Basingstoke Vegan Runners facebook group
Basingstoke Vegan Runners are at Basingstoke parkrun most Saturdays.

Berkshire – contact Frank Colman (Newbury)
Berkshire Vegan Runners facebook group

Brighton – 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.

Bournemouth – contact Oliver Herdsman
Bournemouth Vegan Runners facebook group

Essex – contact Sue Savva (Colchester)
Essex Vegan Runners UK facebook group

Hastings – contact Mark Lutman
Hastings Vegan Runners facebook group

Kent – 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.

London – contact Matt Toy
Vegan Runners UK London Meetup facebook group

Oxfordshire – contact Lucy Pearson (Banbury)

Solent  – contact Mike Harper (Fareham)
Solent Vegan Runners facebook group

Surrey and North Hampshire – contact Gemma Jeffries (Camberley)

Worthing – contact Matthew Etherington
Worthing Vegan Runners facebook group

Eastern England

Hertfordshire – contact Verna Burgess
Hertfordshire Vegan Runners facebook group.

Norfolk & Suffolk – 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!

Channel Islands

Channel Islands – contact Terri O’Donoghue (St Helier, Jersey) or Ryan Neuvel (St Peter Port, Guernsey)
Vegan Runners Channel Islands facebook group.