In Your Area

We are currently working on updates to bring you the best possible experience. While these updates are being rolled out, there may not be any changes in your area just yet. If this is the case, we recommend contacting your regional representative for more information. They will be able to provide you with the most up-to-date and relevant details regarding any new updates or improvements. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to make enhancements to our system.

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 organize 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 organized in 8 regions, each of which has a Region Representative who is a member of the club’s 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 your 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

  • Northern Ireland

  • North West England

  • North East England (includes Yorkshire and Humber)

  • Wales

  • The Midlands

  • East England

  • Greater London

  • South East England

  • South West England

  • The Channel Islands

Scotland

Region Representative: Alex Hinchcliffe
Vegan Runners Scotland Facebook group

Dundee group – contact Volunteer Required
Vegan Runners UK – Dundee Facebook group

Edinburgh group – contact Alex Hinchcliffe
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

Borders group – contact Jolanda Davies
Vegan Runners Scottish Borders facebook group

South West Scotland group – contact Imogen Michel
Vegan Runners South West Scotland facebook group

Northern Ireland

Region Representative: Steven Buck
Northern Ireland Vegan Runners facebook group

North West England

Region representative: Jennifer Bevan

Birkenhead and Wirral  – contact Volunteer Required
Birkenhead and Wirral Facebook group

Blackpool – contact Tibor Febland
Blackpool Facebook group

Bolton – contact Paresh Patel
Bolton Facebook group

Chester group – contact Volunteer Required
Chester Vegan Runners UK Facebook group

Cumbria group – contact Ryan Dempsey
Vegan Runners UK Cumbria Facebook group
Cumbria Vegan Runners organize 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 organizes weekly runs, along with frequent meet-ups at local events and parkruns.

Manchester group – contact Michelle Flower 
Manchester Vegan Runners Facebook group
Manchester Vegan Runners Instagram page
Manchester Vegan Runners meet for social runs, training, and races. Training on Tuesdays evenings at Salford Quays (in winter) and Chorlton Water Park (summer.) We meet on the 1st Saturday of each month at one of the local parkruns.

St Helens – contact Mike Kay
St Helens Facebook group

Southport – contact James Taylor or Jackie Gilbert
Southport 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: Ross Robertson

Durham group – contact Volunteer Required
Vegan Runners Durham Facebook group

Halifax, West Yorkshire group – contact Sue Tozer
Vegan Runners – Halifax, West Yorkshire Facebook group

Huddersfield group – contact Louise Galvin or Claire Jaques
Huddersfield Vegan Runners Riders and Ramblers Facebook group

Hull group – contact Volunteer Required
Hull Vegan Runners Facebook group

Leeds group – contact 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
Vegan Runners UK Newcastle Facebook group
Newcastle area Vegan Runners regularly meet for races, runs, and food.

Sheffield group – contact Kelly Slade
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 Volunteer Required
Vegan Runners Teesside Facebook group

York group – contact Rebecca Nisbet
Vegan Runners UK – York Facebook group

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

Wales

Region Representative: Jill Boggs

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

The Midlands

Region Representative: Daniella Dunn

West Midlands

Birmingham group – contact Ursula Houston
Birmingham Vegan Runners Facebook group

Black Country group – contact Joanne Mary
Black Country Vegan Runners Facebook group

Herefordshire group– contact Lesley Ashton
Herefordshire Vegan Runners Facebook group
Herefordshire Vegan Runners meet at Hereford Parkrun on the 3rd Saturday of each month. Details of 5km/10km run and some of the local events are posted on the Facebook group.

Stoke On Trent – contact Rob Eardley or Ryan Procter
Stoke on Trent 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 6:30 pm starting on the main city bridge outside the Premier Inn. Other running events, socials, etc are organized via the Facebook group.

East Midlands

Derby group – contact Ady Clarke
Derby Vegan Runners Facebook group

Leicester group – contact Yasmin Inglis (Market Harborough)
Leicester Vegan Runners Facebook group

Lincoln group – contact Ady Clarke
Lincoln Vegan Runners Facebook group

North Northants and Rutland group – contact Paul Jones
North Northants and Rutland Runners Facebook group

Nottingham group – contact Clare Burdell
Nottingham Vegan Runners facebook group

Mansfield group – contact Rachael Chadwick
Mansfield Vegan Runners Facebook group

Scunthorpe group – contact Jayne Eaton
Scunthorpe Vegan Runners Facebook group

Walsall group – contact Mark Whiteley
Walsall Vegan Runners Facebook group

East England

Region Representatives: Laura Bateman

Essex group – contact Sue Savva
Essex Vegan Runners UK Facebook group

Hertfordshire group – contact Verna Burgess
Hertfordshire Vegan Runners Facebook group

North Northants & Rutland group – contact Paul Jones
North Northants & Rutland Vegan Runners Facebook group

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 group  – contact Nigel Barnes
Suffolk Vegan Runners Facebook group

Cambridge group – contact Carrie Webb
Cambridge Vegan Runners Facebook group

Northampton, Milton Keynes & Bedford group – contact Peter Simpson (Milton Keynes)
Northampton, Milton Keynes & Bedford Vegan Runners Facebook group
The group meets at the local parkruns and some of the annual events.

Greater London

Region Representative: Alina Williamson & Rachel Strother

London group
Vegan Runners UK London Facebook group
Vegan Runners UK – London Strava group

Weekly events include:

Monday – yoga with Aurime online at 6:30pm (we hope to do some in person sessions in the summer!).
North London social run starting at 6:30pm. Location and distance to vary each week.
 
Tuesday – social 5k run on Clapham Common meeting at Clapham Common station at 7pm. Social pace approx 6:00 – 6:30 min/km, adjusted according to the slowest runner so no one is left behind.
 
Wednesday – social 10k run in central London meeting at the National Theatre at 7:15pm.  Social pace approx 6:00 – 6:30 min/km, adjusted according to the slowest runner so no one is left behind. We usually head to Wagamama’s for some food after.
 
Thursday – track sessions with Leader in Run Fitness trained coach.  Meeting at Parliament Fields Athletics Track (Hampstead Heath) at 6:45pm.  These sessions are suitable for everyone as you adjust your pace to your needs.  Often followed by a trip to a local pub.
 
Saturday – Parkrun meetups once per month.  2024 calendar:
 
January 20th – Clapham Common
February 10th – Victoria Dock
March 23rd – Gunnersbury
April 20th – Burgess
May 11th – Bromley
June 15th – Old Deer Park
July 6th – Beckenham Place
August 10th – Sunny Hill
September 21st – Mile End
October 19th – Crane Park
November – TBC
December – TBC
 
Sunday – long run approx. 20km starting at Canary Wharf station.  Social pace approx 6:00 – 6:30 min/km, adjusted according to the slowest runner so no one is left behind.
 
Kebab Chase – running between Bababoom Battersea and Stratford (approx. Half marathon) to earn a free kebab!  These runs usually happen on the first Sunday of the month.
 
Members can sign up to the London mailing list to find out about special events and socials.
 
For regular runs sign up on Strava – join the Vegan Runners UK – London group.
 
To join our Whatsapp group (members only) or for more information please email greaterlondon@veganrunners.org.uk

South East England

Region Representative: Darren Comeau

Berkshire group – contact Lucy Samways

Chichester & Arun group – contact Doug Maw
Chichester & Arun Vegan Runners Facebook group

Brighton & Hove group – contact Dan Stent
Brighton & Sussex Vegan Runners Facebook group
Popular events include; Brighton Half Marathon (Feb), Brighton Marathon (Apr), and 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 the Eastbourne parkrun meet-up.

Hampshire group – contact Alice Baker
Hampshire Vegan Runners Facebook group
Hampshire Vegan Runners Instagram page
WhatsApp group – requests to Alice.

Hastings group – contact Matleena Elonheimo
Hastings Vegan Runners Facebook group. Monthly meet-up at Hastings parkrun every third Saturday of the month. Beginner courses. Hastings Half Marathon in March.

Haywards Heath group – contact Kerrianne Maloney
Haywards Heath Vegan Runners Facebook group
Regular meet-ups in Haywards Heath 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 Wight group – contact Sarah Turtle
Isle of Wight 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.

Thanet group – contact Volunteer Required
Vegan Runners UK Thanet Facebook group
Thanet VR will be at Pegwell Bay and Palm Bay (the weeks they are not doing anything with the Kent VR group).

Oxfordshire group – contact Volunteer Required
Oxfordshire Vegan Runners Facebook group
Vegan Runners Oxfordshire Strava group

Seahaven group (Peacehaven, Seaford & Newhaven) – contact Volunteer Required
Parkrun meet-up with members of Brighton, Eastbourne, Hastings, and other groups at Peacehaven is the last weekend of the month.

Surrey group – contact Volunteer Required
Vegan Runners UK Surrey Facebook group

Vegan Runners Reading – contact Carolyn Rowell
Vegan Runners Reading Facebook group

Worthing group – contact Caroline Gabriel
Worthing Vegan Runners Facebook group

South West England

Region Representative: Damian Luscombe

 

Bath and Northeast Somerset group – contact Damian Luscombe (Local volunteer required)
Bath and North Somerset Vegan Runners Facebook Group
A Whatsapp group is also setup
There is a parkrun meetup in parkruns in BANES on the second Saturday of every month. Locations are confirmed via email and Facebook.

Bristol group – contact Damian Luscombe
Bristol Vegan Runners Facebook Group
Bristol Vegan Runners meet up at Ashton Court parkrun (1st Saturday of each month) and Eastville parkrun (3rd Saturday of each month), usually followed by breakfast at a nearby café. You will usually find some of us at local parkruns most weeks. We also have weekly group runs each Tuesday and lots of ad-hoc group runs throughout the year. Please see our Facebook group for further details.

Channel Islandscontact Terri O’Donoghue
Vegan Runners Channel Islands Facebook Group

Cornwall Group – contact Volunteer Required
Cornwall Vegan Runners Facebook Group

Devon Group – contact Volunteer Required
Devon Vegan Runners Facebook Group

Dorset group – contact Julia Szajdzicka
Dorset Vegan Runners Facebook Group
New group established for the county in May 2023
A Whatsapp group has also been setup
Plan to organise meet-ups around the county and aim to raise interest in other running events as a group

Gloucestershire group – contact Ian Smith
Gloucestershire Vegan Runners UK Facebook group

Somerset group – contact Damian Luscombe (Local volunteer required)
Somerset Vegan Runners Facebook Group
A Whatsapp group is also setup
There is a parkrun meetup at varying Somerset parkrun locations on the second Saturday of every month. Locations are confirmed via email and Facebook.

Wiltshire Group – contact Volunteer Required
There is currently no social media presence for Vegan Runners in Wiltshire. If you would like to get involved in developing Vegan Runners in Wiltshire please contact the South-West Regional Representative.

 

 

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