Joining the Oddballs

Anybody wishing to run with the Oddballs may do so at the training sessions which are led by our qualified coach, without having to commit themselves to joining the Club. In fact, we encourage people to ‘try us out’ on a free trial period basis before making such a commitment. However there are certain benefits to be gained by joining the Club and paying the annual subscription – currently £12 (plus England Athletics subscription, currently £19, for members requiring 1st claim competing status). The advantage of being a member of England Athletics is that you will benefit from discounted rates on many race entry fees (typically £2 per run) be able to represent us in the Surrey League events and you may also find you can get a discount from many running shops (5 to 10%) – for being a member of a running club.

In return we ask you to participate, compete in races of your choice (representing the Oddballs of course, and wearing Club colours) and simply ‘have a go’. Of course, we recognise that not everyone will be able to train on a regular basis or want to enter races – and that’s fine as well. We ask, however, that you make every effort to attend the Annual General Meeting so that you are made aware of the financial position and can have a say in the running of the Club.

From time to time, we as a club are asked to provide marshals to help at certain races. We fulfil this obligation by asking for volunteers from our membership.

For further details regarding membership, you should contact the Membership Secretary at

Please complete our online membership form HERE.