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Who can join?

With more than 800 members, there's a place for everyone in the Clapham Chasers - the club prides itself on being a sociable, inclusive and ambitious environment for members of all abilities.

We cater for  a wide range of abilities from novice through to those aspiring for elite (national) standard, and pride ourselves on being inclusive, supportive and sociable.

Want to try before you buy?

New starters are welcome to come along to either one cycling or one running club session before joining.  You can chose from cycling intervals (Tuesday evening or Thursday morning in Richmond Park) or a new members intro run a gentle 5km at Battersea Park on the first and third Thursday of the month. 

Contact memberships.chasers@gmail.com to book on to the Intro Run, and cycling.chasers@gmail.com to book onto Richmond Park Intervals.  You will be asked to provide contact details and agree to our covid-secure session terms. 

Anyone who has not booked on to a session will be turned away. 

If you like the session and would like to come to further sessions then please join the club here.

How much does membership cost?

Two levels of membership are available depending on whether or not you choose to affiliate with England Athletics (EA). EA is the governing body for athletics in England.

The annual cost of membership is £23 or £39 depending on whether or not you affiliate with EA.

For further information on EA Affiliation and to help you decide if you wish to affiliate, please click here: England Athletics Affiliation.

Please Note: If you choose Membership with EA Affiliation, then we provide England Athletics with your personal data which they will use to enable access to an online portal for you (called myAthletics). England Athletics will contact you to invite you to sign into and update your MyAthletics portal (which, among other things, allows you to set and amend your privacy settings). If you have any questions about the continuing privacy of your personal data when it is shared with England Athletics, please contact dataprotection@englandathletics.org.

Are discounted rates available if I join part way through the year?

Our membership year runs from April to March.  The payment changes throughout the year for new members as follows:

  • April to September - annual cost
  • October to December - membership is pro-rata so you only pay for the months you are a member
  • January to March - you get these months free and your renewal will not kick in until April the following year

Please contact membership secretary Cathryn Rees with any other questions.


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