Motivation to put your running shoes on and get out the door isn’t always there, but we’re a pretty sociable bunch, and running with other people and/or friends is a great way to make longer distances more enjoyable, if that’s what you want to do.  So whether or not you want to organize an impromptu run with some other members, or just want to see what everyone else is up to, read on below for some ideas on how to join in at BRR and get all sociable.

A good place to start is obviously right here on the website, top marks for getting this far..  Our own events calendar is a good place to start for details of what’s on, training nights are detailed on the coaches training pages.

If you like what we do, tell your friends !!  If you don’t like what we do, please tell us !!

Following is a brief intro to some ways in which we encourage members to engage with, in pursuit of a more social running experience, if that is what you are looking for.  We don’t spend all day sat in front of a phone/computer, we also go to the pub and have the occasional tipple ..

Getting social 

These days GPS devices are increasingly ubiquitous, and are a great motivational tool for keeping track of your training progress, and recording your performances generally.


Most club members are probably running with a Garmin or similar GPS watch, you don’t have to spend silly money, and the more keen members often have older watches going begging to anyone interested, so ask around for some recommendations.

Once you get one you’ll be hooked, and then the following will make some sense..




Strava is an increasingly popular means of sharing your activites with the world, it can be social or competitive, it’s entirely up to you.

There are a number of features available which include the ability to search the database for routes and athletes. The site software provides a ranking of times on specific routes, including top male and female performance. Top performers are deemed KOM and QOM for King and Queen of the Mountain. There is ability to comment on, and give accolades on, performances. However, activities can be kept private and therefore kept unseen by other members. Depending on map zoom level, the most popular routes will be displayed on geographical search.

Join our Strava group

For more information on what Strava is all about and how it works read on below.

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Strava is a community of athletes from all over the world. Alone or together, we strive. Strava lets you experience what we call social fitness – connecting and competing with each other via mobile and online apps. No matter the weather, day after day, we prove ourselves.

Strava lets you track your rides and runs via your iPhone, Android or dedicated GPS device and helps you analyze and quantify your performance. Strava provides motivation and camaraderie, and helps us prove that we’re out there doing what we love to do.




Similar in many respects to Strava, Garmin Connect offers a place to upload your activity info, more limited but essentially the same in principal, offering a means to compare your activities with others, and keep a training log.

Join our Garmin Connect group

For more information on what Garmin Connect is all about and how it works read on below.

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You’ve logged the miles; don’t lose them. Garmin Connect is your online training tool to store, analyse and share all your fitness activities. Join millions of users who run, bike, swim and hike. Garmin Connect works seamlessly with your Garmin device and supports all your fitness goals.




Find us on Facebook

Essentially if it’s not here on the website then you’ll probably find whatever you need to know lurking on our public Facebook page.

We also have a Facebook group closed to the public, which members are encouraged to join, this is where things like lifts to events and last minute changes to plans are often announced.

We often publicise events and things on Facebook and it’s a great way to quickly and easily share information.