Clifton Running Club is a part of the 'Social Fitness Bristol' community & offers members so much more than just a running club of coached run fitness sessions, social distance runs, team adventure runs out of the city & club park run outings, alongside its aprés run activities. It's over 300 strong community enjoys a whole host of weekly fitness sessions & classes from Running to Yoga, HIIT, Cycling and more, a loaded social calendar of local activities & events, regular UK wide weekend challenges & escapes, plus international adventure holiday trips. Staying true to the 'Social Fitness Bristol' mission, CRC has togetherness & social connection at it's heart, building physical & mental wellness, not taking ourselves too seriously & making fitness enjoyable for all. Live a healthy, social & active lifestyle here in Bristol with our ever growing community of incredibly friendly, welcoming & inspirational members. Let's get outdoors!
Clifton Running Club has been running (pun intended) since 2012. The CRC community is built on a passion for sociable and enjoyable fitness for all levels, from beginner to advanced. We are more than just a running club too. CRC is a part of the 'Social Fitness Bristol' family, with sister clubs Clifton Yoga Club, Clifton Cycling Club, Clifton Swimming Club, Bristol HIIT Fitness & Social Heroes Adventure Club.
We believe fitness should start with FUN. We offer constantly varied run fitness training alongside full body HIIT Fitness Classes, Yoga, Cycling and more with our sister clubs. We also have an incredible and busy social calendar each month, including organised trips, events and nights out. All of this is via our sister club, Social Heroes Adventure Club, Bristol's social adventure community full of excellent, friendly & brilliant people. From Nurses, Doctors & Teachers to Engineers, Management Accountants & Civil Servants, community members are in touch every day organising even more together too, from cinema visits, live gigs or a few drinks together, through to weekend activities, climbing sessions, meals out, surfing or a simple run on those free days. If you're looking to up your activity levels, meet new people & live a more active, outdoors & social lifestyle , like so many of our members were, you'll find it all here waiting for you at Social Fitness Bristol. We have members from around the UK & around the world, that are living all over Bristol - Henleaze, Redland, Bedminster, Horfield, Stoke Bishop, Southmead, Montpelier, Filton, St George, Fishponds you name it - and we have a regular flow of new members joining, so you'll be right at home within a week or two!
Run Fitness Sessions
CRC Run Fitness sessions are mixed ability and include many varied forms of run training, such as Tempo Running, Interval Training, Hill Running, Fartlek Training, Conditioning, Long Slow Runs, Form Work & more. All of these training techniques are important to develop overall running ability & increase your fitness levels rapidly. CRC classes are specifically designed and delivered to suit all levels of fitness abilities. We're about having fun, keeping it varied, progressing with each other & winning together.
There is absolutely no need to be worried about your current fitness level or ability, we have suitable sessions for almost everyone. You'll be fine. Just book a taster, come along & join the community.
At CRC, we motivate and encourage each other to do all the things we wouldn't be able to do alone. Our team vibe & supportive environment is what we pride ourselves on, members are incredible. A team around you makes improving easier, safer and way more fun!! #WinningTogether
As mentioned, Social Heroes Adventure Club Bristol is the social arm to the Social Fitness Bristol community, continually making an effort to provide a way for new joiners & seasoned members alike to make new friends & connections. Lots of people have joined for this very reason! We're really proud to have such an awesome bunch of genuine, fun, likeable and super-friendly members who are equally keen to meet new people and make new friends. As a CRC member, you get free membership with Social Heroes Bristol, offering a social club of après fitness activities, including everything from pub quizzes, surfing, paddle boarding, meals out and bowling to camping, canoeing, kayaking, climbing, hiking, ski holidays and more. There is a busy calendar each month loaded with activities, trips & ongoings. You can find out everything about our social ongoings on instagram here: Social Heroes Instagram.
Yoga is available to all CRC members via Clifton Yoga Club, a fun, community centred Yoga club that focuses on inclusivity & social engagement. CYC uses an inclusive, all-abilities style of Vinyasa yoga to help individuals regain the flexibility, mobility, strength & balance that we were born with. CYC offers a platform to meet new people, make friends, have fun & enjoy a healthy, active lifestyle. They have put social togetherness & individual development at the heart of our club... plus so much more!
The above training methods also happen to be some of the very best ways to loose body fat, which leads us to another important part of the CRC community....nutrition. At CRC you'll have a coach at your disposal every single session who is always available to answer any questions with professional and useful nutritional advice. Having said this, we are all cake, takeaway and beer/wine lovers too, a bit of what you love keeps the soul smiling we say. So there are plenty of our favourite guilty pleasures to share too!
Personal Training, Nutrition & Massage Therapy
CRC has both a network of talented Personal Trainers and an in-house Massage Therapist that are professional, knowledgeable, committed and focused on helping individuals to achieve their aims and goals. Should you require any home based, studio based or outdoor based personal training, relaxation/sports massage therapy or 1 to 1 nutritional consultations, we're here to help. Simply contact us and we'll arrange your first session to fit around your schedule. Good news too, CRC members receive discounts on Personal Training, Massage Therapy & Nutritional Consultations.
Some people join CRC for general fitness, social connection, running improvements and/or weight loss. Others like to run at local events and try to improve upon Personal Best times. Members of CRC often enter 5K/10K/Half Marathon/Marathon events and are always welcoming others to join them on these adventures. We also have a number of selected CRC team events throughout each year that we'll enter en mass, together, as a team. #WinningTogether