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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!


Alison Hume took over the very hot AA reporting seat this week, opening with Bugatti 10k race which, in spite of the high temperatures was competed by a large number of Almosts, with many producing excellent times over the 'undulating' course. Not content with the mid-week race, many Almosts continue to battle with the sweltering heat at the weekend, including a mixed team of seven Almost at the Wyedean Relay, a quintet of members at the Solihull half marathon, Allan Green's weekly marathon at the LDWA Birmingham Canal Canter, accompanied by Richard Knightley and Mark Wreford-Bush who took the 18 mile option, and a countless list of different parkrun venues.

ALMOST ATHLETES Membership 2022-2023

AA Membership year is 1st April 2022 to 31st March 2023. Please click here for further information and on how to apply for membership.