Welcome to
Alchester Running Club

We’re a very friendly running club based in Bicester and were formed in 1999 with the intention of developing road, cross country and trail running in the Bicester area for all ages (over 18) and abilities. We actively encourage the social as well as the competitive aspect of the sport and whilst we like competition we try not to take things too seriously.

Group photo before social run June 2023 Lower Heyford

Club sessions

Tuesday Pace Improvement

Summer – Whitelands Farm Sports Ground, Bicester
Winter (from September) – Gavray Drive, Bicester

Thursday Club Night

Our regular start point is Bicester & Ploughley Sports Centre (rear car park by the outdoor football pitch) with various routes and pace groups. We also have monthly social runs including mixed-terrain runs around nearby villages in the summer.

Alchester Summer 5k


Congratulations to everyone who took part in the annual Alchester 5k race on Wednesday 9th August, and a huge thank you to the 5k sub-committee and all the volunteers for their contributions to another successful event.

The 2023 results and photos are available via the links below. Please credit Perspective Images for any photos used.

During the Covid-19 lockdown in 2020, members of the club managed to combine running and supporting the local community by delivering prescriptions to vulnerable people who were unable to collect them.

Our efforts were recognised by this ‘Unsung Hero’ certificate from our local MP.

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