Membership

Thinking about becoming a Wimbledon Windmiler? Claire Morgan and Kate Dancer share the role of Membership Secretary.

If you are completely new to running or multisport or just wondering if joining the Windmilers is right for you, please contact membership@windmilers.org.uk witih any questions you may have.  Our training sessions are currently members only due to COVID restrictions; we welcome new members.  

Windmilers Membership - Please note that all new members must complete this PAR-Q medical form and send to the membership secretary with the application form.  (If you have any difficulty downloading this form, please let us know.)

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Membership provides access to all training sessions, the club email newsletters and social media, social events, reduced race entry fees (if you join England Athletics) plus discounts at various running shops. We are also a triathlon-affiliated club and membership includes all our triathlon-related activities, with the exception of Monday swim sessions where there is a charge to cover pool hire.

Subscriptions

The annual 2021/2022 subscription rates follow, which will apply from 1 April 2021. These memberships include one England Athletics Affiliation for the primary member and extra ones can be purchased at the cost of £15.00 each for every additional family member. 

Individual £35.00 (£20.00 Windmilers, plus £15 England Athletics)
Family* £48.00 (£33.00, plus £15 England Athletics for the primary member)
Discounted Individual** £25.00 (£10.00 Windmilers, plus £15 England Athletics)

Please note: In accordance with the club constitution, membership is by calendar year from 1st April until March 31st and renewal is required every April, whatever time of year you initially join. New members joining after January 1st will be fully paid up members to the end of the succeeding membership year. Please let us know if you need EA membership prior to the start of their membership year on 1st April, as this will be an extra £15 as they do not do part years, and we will otherwise assume you need EA from 1st April onwards in your full membership year.

*Family membership includes any member’s spouse and any member’s children up to the age of 17, or those 18 or over and in full-time education. Please note children cannot run alone.

**To qualify for discounted membership, you must either be over 60, a full-time student or unemployed and/or claiming benefits. Please include a photocopy of supporting documentation. We are aware that many people have been hit hard financially by the Coronavirus (e.g. redundancy, certain self-employed, furloughing). Therefore anyone who feels they are in this position can take advantage of a Discounted Special rate of £10 for this year. Please simply email membership@windmilers.org.uk and ask to be set into this membership type.

To join, you need to complete the Windmilers Membership Application Form and PAR-Q form and send them to membership@windmilers.org.uk - there is a formal process of approval by the Committee and then you will be sent details of how to pay.

Please contact the membership secretaries, (membership@windmilers.org.uk) for more info. Claire and Kate often attend training sessions and will be happy to chat.

Renewals for 2021

As we moved our membership system to one hosted by England Athletics, your renewal payment request will come from their system, once you have completed the PARQ health form.  If you have completed the health form but not received a payment request please contact membership@windmilers.org.uk

England Athletics Affiliation

The first running club you ever join is known as your "first claim club". This means you can race for the club in the disciplines for which the club is affiliated to a national body. Wimbledon Windmilers is affiliated to England Athletics for Road Running and Cross Country.
 
 
If Windmilers is your first ever running club, and you choose to pay for affiliation to England Athletics, Windmilers will be your first claim club for road running and cross country. However, if you have previously been a member of another club affiliated for road running and cross country, that club remains your first claim club, even if your membership has lapsed.

We welcome second claim members - there can be good reasons for wanting to be in more than one club. But if you want to run for us, ask the Windmilers Membership Secretary about how to transfer your first claim to Windmilers

 
Triathlon England Membership
 
The club as a whole is a member of Triathlon England, but if you wish to join as an individual then you should do that separately. Please use the "join now" link on the right hand side of the website, as the club receives a discount which we put towards your training. We would encourage all active cyclists and triathletes to join, as the membership includes important 3rd party insurance - which is particularly important for cyclists.