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!


Francis Bull this week reports the Almosts running a large part of the Cotswold Way in the Race to the Tower race series. Other long distance events completed by Almosts include a 100km loop of the Cotswold Way Ultra Challenge with more than 8000 feet of climbing, and the Cheltenham Three Peaks Challenge. The Match Run Bangkok Century was probably the most distant event this week. It was a popular week for 10ks, with several Almosts running more than one on the same weekend, plus the regular reports of parkrun and Allan Green completing anothe marathon.

ALMOST ATHLETES Membership 2022-2023

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