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.
North West England
North East England (includes Yorkshire and Humber)
East Midlands and East England
South East England
South West England
Dundee group – contact Barry Conlon
Vegan Runners UK – Dundee facebook 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
North West England
Region representative: Bryn Pritchard
Birkenhead and Wirral – contact Bryn Pritchard
Birkenhead and Wirral facebook group
Blackpool – contact Tibor Febland
Blackpool facebook group
Bolton – contact Paresh Patel
Bolton facebook group
Chester group – Volunteer needed
Chester Vegan Runners UK facebook group.
Cumbria group – contact Ryan Dempsey
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
Liverpool group – contact Jay Johnson
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 AJ Watson
Manchester Vegan Runners facebook group.
Manchester Vegan Runners meet for social runs, training and races. Training on Tuesdays and alternate between Chorlton Water Park and Sale Water Park. Monthly meet-up is on the 1st Saturday of every month at South Manchester parkrun at Platt Fields Park.
St Helens – contact Mike Kay
St Helens facebook group
Southport – contact James Taylor or Jackie Gilbert
Southport facebook group
Stoke On Trent – contact Rob Eardley or Ryan Procter
Stoke on Trent facebook group
Thameside – contact Jo Edgerton
Thameside facebook group
Warrington – contact Stella Reynolds
Warrington facebook group
Wigan – contact Andrew Farrell
Wigan facebook group
North East England
Region representative: Linda White
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
Region Representative: Charis Jones
Aberystwyth and mid-Wales group– contact Volunteer needed
Vegan Runners UK Aberystwyth and mid-Wales facebook group.
Cardiff and south-east Wales group – contact Caroline Nightingale or Kelly Langford
Cardiff and SE Wales Vegan Runners facebook group.
Swansea and south-west Wales group – contact Volunteer Needed (Swansea)
Swansea and Southwest Wales Vegan Runners facebook group
Region Representative: Tom Budgen
Birmingham group – contact Ursula Houston
Birmingham Vegan Runners facebook group
Black Country group – contact Joanne Mary
Black Country Vegan Runners facebook group
Malvern group – contact Paul Millsom
Malvern 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 Woods or Worcester Pitchcroft Parkrun on 1st Saturday of each month. Details via their facebook group. Social 5K runs are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6:30pm starting on the main city bridge outside the Premier Inn. Other running events, socials etc are organised via the facebook group.
East Midlands and East England
Region Representatives: James Porter & Clare Burdell
Essex group – contact Helen C M Smythe
Essex Vegan Runners UK facebook group
Hertfordshire group – contact Verna Burgess
Hertfordshire Vegan Runners facebook group.
Huntingdonshire group – contact Samantha Francis
Huntingdonshire Vegan Runners facebook group.
Lincoln group – contact Ady Clarke
Lincoln Vegan Runners facebook group.
North Northants & Rutland group – contact Paul Jones
North Northants & Rutland Vegan Runners facebook group.
Nottingham group – contact Clare Burdell
Nottingham Vegan Runners facebook group
Leicestershire group – contact Yasmin Inglis (Market Harborough)
Norfolk group – contact Nina Nickerson (Lowestoft)
Norfolk Vegan Runners facebook group.
The Norfolk group meets on the 2nd Saturday of every month at one of the parkruns in the Norwich area. Come and join us!
Suffolk Vegan Runners facebook group.
Cambridge group – contact Carrie WebbCambridge Vegan Runners facebook group
Mansfield group – contact Rachael Chadwick
Mansfield Vegan Runners facebook group
Northampton, Milton Keynes & Bedford group – contact Peter Simpson (Milton Keynes)
Northampton, Milton Keynes & Bedford 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.
Scunthorpe group – contact Jayne Eaton
Scunthorpe Vegan Runners facebook group
South East England
Region Representative: James Graham
Berkshire group – contact Lucy Samways
Bognor Regis group – contact Sarah Priestley
Brighton & Hove group – contact Dan Stent & Antje Schemath
Regular meet-ups at the Hove Park is 2nd Saturday of month. Popular events include: Brighton Half Marathon (Feb); Brighton Marathon (Apr); the Brighton 10k (nov) all held along the seafront. We normally run a stall at the 2-day Brighton Vegfest UK held in March. There are also other ad hoc meet ups at Bevendean, East Brighton, Preston Park and Hove Lawns prom park runs.
Eastbourne group – contact Pauline Delaney
Eastbourne Vegan Runners facebook group. 1st Saturday of the month is Eastbourne parkrun meet up.
Hampshire group – contact Mike Harper (Fareham)
Hampshire Vegan Runners facebook group
Hastings group – contact Mick Bahler & Matleena Elonheimo
Hastings Vegan Runners facebook group. Monthly meet-up at Hastings parkrun every third Saturday of month. Veginner courses. Hastings Half Marathon in March.
Haywards Heath group – contact Kerrianne Maloney
Haywards Heath Vegan Runners facebook group.
Regular meet-up in Haywards Heath to run each week and also do parkrun tourism in the area each month, as well as our own local parkrun at Clair park.
Isle of White group – contact Andy Roots
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. Oxfordshire parkrun meetup is the last Saturday of the Month, rotating around the Oxfordshire parkruns.
SeaHaven group (Peacehaven, Seaford & New haven) – contact TBC. Parkrun meet up with members of Brighton, Eastbourne, Hastings and other groups at Peacehaven is last weekend of the month.
Surrey group – contact Karen Harty
Vegan Runners UK Surrey facebook group
Thanet group – contact Deano Evans
Vegan Runners UK Thanet facebook group. Thanet VR will be at Pegwell Bay and Palmbay (the weeks they are not doing anything with Kent VR group).
Worthing group – contact Caroline Gabriel
Worthing Vegan Runners facebook group
South West England
Region Representative: Rich Sleight
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.
Gloucestershire group – contact Ian Smith
Gloucestershire Vegan Runners UK facebook group