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.


Cheltenham's own half marathon returned to provide the 'normally' annual challenge for many Almosts, who responded with their customary enthusiasm and vigour. On the day before, parkrun, as well as a number of other events, were also attended by many Almosts, in some cases apparently as a warm up for their Sunday challenge in Cheltenham. Alison Hume not only ran the Cheltenham half marathon but followed it up with a marathon effort, scouring the results table and many photos to search out Almosts' achievements, to bring you this week's report. Click this link for the full run down.

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