This year we had a scurry of squirrels take on Manchester marathon & London marathon raising over £16,000 for various charities.

Nutty News


Every Monday morning a new edition of Nutty News keeps you up to date with goings-on at Squirrel's Running Group.

Charlie Nurse has offered to run a session for us at Pingles on 29th April - suitable for all abilities, as usual.

Quiz Night


Squirrels Quiz Night to raise money for this years nominated charities Leicestershire Carers Centre and LAMP which is a local Mental Health charity.
Tickets £10pp to include a sandwich buffet. 70 places available initially to Squirrels (with the option for non-Squirrels if this number is not reached).
To secure your place please pay £10 into the...

Thank you to everyone who baked and to everyone who came and ate cake (and took cake home) at the Easter Bake off tonight!

Track sessions


We are now offering a monthly track session which will fall on the same night as intervals. We will still offer intervals in Broughton for anyone that can't attend, although we encourage people to come to the track sessions though as they are a lot of fun.

As squirrel members we all know and experience the advantages exercise has on our mental health. As part of my role as 'squirrels champion for mental health' I am doing a park walk on the last Saturday of every month followed by coffee & cake.

A number of people have asked me for help with coming up for a plan for marathon training. There are lots of different plans online, and different ways you can get to the same end result. But there's also some terrible plans online I've seen which would probably just result in injury If you're doing your own thing, that's absolutely...

It's time to renew membership. Every member needs to be registered with England Athletics (EA) which costs £17. This is paid by the club, to England Athletics from the £50 membership fee.

Thank you to everyone who took the time vote. I really enjoyed reading through all the reasons for the nominations and seeing what an aspiring bunch of people you all are. It is amazing to see how far some of you have come this past year and everyone who won thoroughly deserved it! You are an inspiration to the rest...

Something I'm really excited to launch is a 10k improvers program, starting in early January. This will be in the format of 8 interval sessions once a week as coinciding with Squirrels intervals nights. Running a Spring marathon? Intervals should definitely be part of your training plan. This is specifically for runners who want to run a faster...

Throughout 2023, Squirrels have been raising funds for the charity our members voted for - Alfie's Army. As we have now completed our final fundraising activity before moving on to our charity for 2024, we are delighted to announce in total we have raised £1416 through events such as bake-offs and tribute nights.

What a fab night we had yesterday at our standards awards evening. Well done to all the worthy winners of the awards we had 33 people complete them. I am sure you all agree the trophies looked amazing.