Welcome to Almost Athletes
Cheltenham's largest running club

We pride ourselves on being the kind of 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 running since 1988, welcoming runners of all abilities and providing not only guided training runs but also a lively social calendar. With a current membership in excess of 400, Almost Athletes really is Cheltenham's biggest and friendliest running club!


Club sessions are now open without booking!!

Almost Athletes is pleased to return club sessions to the traditional 'turn up and join in' format.


Nicole Hope has brilliantly stepped up to the challenge of writing this week's race report, once again listing a range of amazing achievements.  Clicking this link will show the report, which includes Graeme Stopp marking his 100th parkrun with a pb, a contingent of Almosts braved a rather wet Newport 10k and marathon event, with Alison Hume being the first AA to cross the marathon finish line in under 4 hours, as well as several half marathons spanning the country, including the Stroud half which once again attracted a considerable number of Almosts, many of whom achieved particularly fast times.

ALMOST ATHLETES Membership 2021-2022

AA Membership year is 1st April to 31st March. 

Applications are now open for NEW MEMBERS - their membership will run from 1 January 2021 till 31st March 2022.

NEW MEMBERS are invited to click here for further information and application form