Welcome to Almost Athletes!


We are Cheltenham’s largest running club.

Our Club AGM


This year’s AGM will be on 15 May at Charlton Kings Club, starting promptly at 7pm. All members are welcome.

Our normal Wednesday evening club run is cancelled for that evening.

Click here to find all 2024 AGM documents      This includes the Agenda, our Annual Accounts, Committee Vacancy Nomination Form, Minutes of last year’s AGM, and lists of our Female & Male Runner of the Year Nominations.

Charlton Kings Club can accommodate a maximum of 100 of us one the evening.  Whilst everyone is welcome to just show up, and prior AGM attendance suggests a limit of 100 should not be a problem, if you intend going and could please email Kevin at almostathletes@hotmail.com, that will help us try to estimate the total number.  Thank you.


We pride ourselves on being a friendly, inclusive and supportive club that can help and encourage you to get the most out of your running.  Whether your interest is running for fun, getting fit, or training for anything from a 5K race to a marathon or even an ultra, we can help you achieve your aims.

Almost Athletes has been welcoming adult runners of all abilities and ages since 1998.  We are a fully certified accredited member of England Athletics (EA) organised in line with their EA Club Standards. We have fully qualified EA run leaders in both Leaders in Running Fitness (LiRF) and Coach in Running Fitness (CiRF) to help all runners on our social runs and guided expert training sessions. We also have a lively social calendar. With a current membership of about 400 people, Almost Athletes really is Cheltenham’s largest and friendliest running club.  We welcome prospective members joining us for a trial run on one of our evening sessions. If you are interested in doing this please email us on almostathletes@hotmail.com for more information.

Join Our Club

Annual membership costs only £30 per year.

Our current membership year is up to 31st March 2024. Please click here for further information on how to apply for membership.

Mondays - 7pm Prince of Wales Stadium track

Tuesdays - 6:50pm Honeybourne Line

Wednesdays - 7pm weekly social run, The Greatfield

Thursday Mornings 10.15am Refectory at Francis Close Hall Campus, St. Paul’s Road

Thursday Evenings - 7pm Honeybourne Line