New and Renewing members - Please click here for further instructions.

Almost Athletes is a members only closed group


The latest Government announcement means this race must be delayed - more information to follow.  Please click this link for further details.



This week, Alison Hume, our Membership Secretary, was so impressed with Almosts running in some very tough events that she felt compelled to write a third 'Post-Lockdown' report at the same exemplary standard as the first two. Clicking this link to read it in full is a must.


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.

EXISTING FULL MEMBERS are presently being sent invitations to renew using the England Athletics portal.

NEW MEMBERS, 2nd CLAIM MEMBERS, LIFE MEMBERS and VOLUNTARY MEMBERS are invited to renew using forms on the website.

Please click here for further information and application form



Club sessions are available to book, by members only. Links to the booking form and full details are on the club Facebook page and on this website at this link of the "Where we meet" menu. Places on club runs are ONLY available to members with a confirmed pre-booking. Places are limited; please do not book a place unless you are sure you will be able to run. It is unfair on other members to reserve a space if you are not certain you can make the run.

Please make sure you are familiar with the Covid-19 guidance on the booking form and do not attend if you have any symptoms.

We welcome new members but unfortunately current restrictions mean we cannot offer a trial run before you join, as we have in the past.
If you are interested in joining Almost Athletes please email and we’ll be happy to give you any further information you need. As soon as your membership is confirmed you will be able to book places on any club run.


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!