The Mudlarks as they are affectionately refers to any member who has the  opportunity to attend club session during the day, rather than run in the  evenings, (although some members attend both sessions!).

They meet in the Forest at Wilverley Plain Car Park on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 09:30. Any member who is  free to run at that time are very welcomed. On the last Tuesday in the month there is always an away day where the mudlarks meet for a change of scenery.


We enjoy our running, but reckon the social side of things is just as important (if not more so?)

Post-exercise coffee is served in all weathers by our esteemed coffee-ladies Di and Madge.

We do appreciate having the option for various levels of exertion on the Tuesday and Thursday mornings….

Nowadays, we have attracted a proper elite group of faster runners who hare off for at least 10 miles.

Various “middle” running groups are led at a more social pace for about 1 1/2 hours (unless we find ourselves on an unexpected diversion when we spot an interesting new muddy track).

On days when this seems like too much, there is a choice of walking groups (but these are only for ex-runners from NFR)

When we have really overdone things (like after a marathon), we can join a “remedial group”, on a gentle excursion in appreciation of the flora and fauna.

A highlight of the Mudlarks social calendar is the Xmas party, usually held at the “Rising Sun”. About 60 regulars, including partners and friends, gather for a celebratory lunch