In Your Area

Connect with the Community

Vegan Runners UK has a growing network of local groups around the UK, which get together for runs and social events. Many of our groups meet regularly and some have qualified run leaders who organise training.  If you are interested in setting up a group in your area, contact us or post in the Facebook groups listed 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.

Details of our local groups are provided below.  Please join the groups near you using the links provided or contact the Committee member who represents your area.

Whatever you level of ability you will be most welcome and will never get left behind but if you don’t feel ready to join your local group just yet, you might be interested in our beginners’ section.

  • Scotland and Northern Ireland

  • North West England

  • North East England (includes Yorkshire and Humber)

  • Wales and West Midlands

  • East Midlands and East England

  • Greater London

  • South East England

  • South West England and Channel Islands

Scotland and Northern Ireland

Region Representative: David Harrington
Vegan Runners Scotland facebook group

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

Edinburgh group
Vegan Runners UK Edinburgh facebook group

Glasgow group – contact Debbie Kessell
Vegan Runners UK – Glasgow facebook group

Inverness group – contact Craig Wallace
Vegan Runners Inverness facebook group

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

North West England

Region representative: Jonna McFadden

Chester group – contact Nicola Daunt
Chester Vegan Runners UK facebook group.

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 Bryn Pritchard
Liverpool UK Vegan Runners facebook group.
Liverpool Vegan Runners organise weekly runs, along with frequent meet ups at local events and parkruns.

Manchester group – contact Jonna McFadden
Manchester Vegan Runners facebook group.
Manchester meet several times a week: Mondays for a city centre run, Tuesdays at Sale Water Park/Chorlton Water Park/Woodbank Park, Thursdays at Heaton Park or Tandle Hill and Saturdays in one of our many parkruns in or around Manchester, usually followed by breakfast.

North East England

Region representative: Lesley Connors

Durham group – contact Sarah-Jane Tinkler
Vegan Runners Durham facebook group

Halifax, West Yorkshire group – contact Lisa Mieszkowska
Vegan Runners – Halifax, West Yorkshire facebook group

Huddersfield group – contact Louise Galvin or Claire Collett
Huddersfield Vegan Runners Riders and Ramblers facebook group

Hull group – contact Amanda Robinson
Hull Vegan Runners 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 facebook group.
Sheffield Vegan Runners meet at one of the parkruns in the area on the first Saturday of each month.

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

Wales and West Midlands

Region Representative: Anthony Chesher

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

Birmingham group – contact Ursula Houston
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

Walsall group – contact Mark Whiteley
Walsall 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 Representative: Neil Staveley

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!

Cambridge group – contact Toby Crisford
Cambridge Vegan Runners facebook group

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 Representative: Nazia Islam

London group
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 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 Lucy Samways
Berkshire Vegan Runners facebook group

Brighton group – contact 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; 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.

Eastbourne group – contact Pauline Delaney
Eastbourne Vegan Runners facebook group

Hastings group – contact Mark Lutman or Matleena Elonheimo
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.

Oxfordshire group – contact Keith Rochester
Oxfordshire Vegan Runners facebook group

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
Vegan Runners UK Surrey facebook group

Worthing group – contact Matthew Etherington
Worthing Vegan Runners facebook group

South West England and Channel Islands region

Region Representative: Terri O’Donoghue

Bournemouth group – contact Oliver Herdsman
Bournemouth Vegan Runners facebook group

Bristol group – contact Laura Royle or Rich Sleight
Bristol Vegan Runners facebook group
Bristol Vegan Runners meet at Eastville parkrun on the 3rd Saturday of each month, followed by breakfast at a nearby café (though you will find some of us a local parkruns most weeks). We also have ad hoc meet-ups and group runs throughout the year – please see our Facebook group for details.

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

What to run with other Vegan Runners?

Search our calendar for races and other upcoming events.