Poole Joggers – what are you waiting for?

Poole Joggers – what are you waiting for?

  • Poole Joggers - Ready to start your journey?


Poole Joggers is a running club with a difference – it is an informal running club catering specifically for all levels of runners who wish to go running as part of a group. It’s free and friendly and no-one gets left behind!


Why go running in a group?

  • You might be new to running and you are not sure how to start.
  • You might run a little bit already and want to improve your fitness.
  • You might want a running buddy to keep you company.

Regular exercise takes motivation, and often the last thing you really want to do is go out running. Belonging to a group of similar minded people helps give you that extra “push” to get out and get fit. Our club is sociable and fun and your fitness can improve without you even realising it!

What is Poole Joggers?

Poole Joggers is wholly supported by Poole Athletic Club, one of the areas leading running clubs. No experience is necessary, just turn up, and you will be shown to a group to match your ability level and preference. Poole Joggers aims to cater for all, so don’t be afraid that you might be too slow. Men and women of all ages and fitness levels are welcome. There are only two conditions – you run at your own risk so please ensure you are medically fit to run, and you must be over the age of 18. We would ask you to ensure that you carry emergency contact details with you when you run. 

A certified coach will lead each group and you will run round the local area. We aim to run “off road” as much as possible. We vary our routes to include Canford Heath, Poole Park, Upton Country Park and other local venues. Experience great scenery as you run!

The amount of running you do will depend on your level of fitness and how much you would like to do as each group will have different routes. We would say between 3 to 8 miles.

If you are totally new to running, why not consider our next Couch to 5k course, click here for more information.

We encourage members to mix afterwards in the bar.

Where does the group meet?

Poole Joggers normally meet every Thursday evening in all weather conditions. We start at 7pm and aim to finish around 8pm. In the summer months we meet outside the Haymoor squash club in Canford Heath, and in the winter we meet at the Cricket Pavilion in Poole Park. The change over dates are usually the next Thursday  after the clocks change in March and October. Please check our Facebook page for any variations to this schedule. 

See map below for the usual meeting locations. 

NOTE: On the first Thursday of each month during summer 2024, the club will meet at a different location. 7pm as usual. These locations are:

  • Thursday 2nd May – Cliff Hotel Canford Cliffs
  • Thursday 6th June – The Junction Leisure Centre Broadstone
  • Thursday 4th July – Southern Aquatics Creekmoor
  • Thursday 1st August – Willett Arms Wimborne
  • Thursday 5th September – West Cliff Overdrive outside the Church
  • Thursday 3rd October – Lake Pier Hamworthy.


Any social activities?

On the 1st Thursday of the month we meet after running for food, drink and chatting at a local pub. When we are running from Canford Heath, we meet at the Haymoor pub in Canford Heath Neighbourhood Centre and when we are running from Poole Park, we meet at a nearby pub.


Location map:


Simply turn up at 7pm and enjoy the experience!

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