Update: 19th June 2021

Club Running is back!!

We are delighted to announce that from Monday 21st June 2021, our club runs are returning and we will no longer be hosting Social bubble group running. Please see the ‘Our Runs’ tab for full details of our club runs and track sessions which cover every day of the week (bar Mondays).
There is no need to book these runs in advance and you are welcome to turn up to give any of these a try, however, please do feel free to contact us at orpingtonroadrunners@gmail.com for any further information. All we ask is that you bring with you emergency contact details (preferably in the form of an ICE tag attached to your trainer).
We look forward to welcoming you!

Update: 1st April 2021

Orpington Road Runners are back with our Social bORRbble runs!!
Out every day of the week (bar Saturdays where we have track sessions) bubble groups, each with a leader are pounding the streets and trails of Orpington and the surrounding areas.
  • • Running in groups of up to 6 people including 1 leader
  • • Groups available most days after school drop-off and in the evening
  • • Wide variety of paces/distances
  • • Larger number of groups running on our traditional Tuesday night
  • • Track sessions also available
  • • Following guidance from England Athletics and Sport England

To try out any of our group runs before deciding whether to join us please send an email to orpingtonroadrunners@gmail.com. All group runs are pre-booked in advance (for test and trace purposes) and allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. There are plenty of groups available across the whole week to suit all runners.

Don’t miss out, just click “join us” to sign up today.

During full lockdowns we were supporting our member’s by hosting a continuous programme of virtual events including:
1) 19 minute relay – balanced teams of 19 participants compete over 19 days to run as far as possible in 19 minutes
2) GPS art challenge – creating recognisable things out of the GPS traces of your run
3) 2.6 challenge – balanced teams of 10 participants competed to run 2.6 miles in the combined shortest time
4) Virtual Mayhem – innovative 2 week virtual competition vs our neighbour club Zero To Hero Runners
5) fORRty miles of running challenge – a team event to mark the 40th anniversary of the London Marathon
6) Streets Ahead Challenge – run routes to answer daily questions using street signs to spell the answers with bonuses for speed and distance
7) Ice Cream Challenge – A relay with a difference. Team members elect how far they want to run, but the team overall has to run 99 miles
8) Lamppost Challenge (1&2) – gather lampposts IDs from a number of lampposts marked on a map in the quickest time
9) Seaside Challenge – In teams run the distance from Orpington to the coast

Aside from that we’ve been creating content for our website to support solo running such as a database of great local running routes and a guide of how to use those with your watch of phone

We are simply the friendliest of running clubs, and since 1985 have supported the noble sport of running in and around our little pocket of Orpington, Kent.You are more than welcome to run with the Club a few times, to ensure that the Club is what you want, before joining. Take a look out our run schedule to see what day and time suits you best. When you first turn up please make yourself known to one of us as a ‘prospective member’ so that we can introduce you to the appropriate group for you.
However, before you join us we would highly recommend that you visit our running safety section. For full joining information please see the Join Us page or email us at orpingtonroadrunners@gmail.com