Back to Membership

Thinking of joining us?

We welcome new members of all ability.  We pride ourselves on being a social community of runners, cyclists and swimmers who promote inclusivity for everyone. 

Whether you’re looking to get fit, run socially with like minded people, improve your performance or even do your first triathlon, the Windmilers offers something for everyone. 

Benefits of joining a club

Being part of a club offers a huge host of benefits, beyond just training.  Find out what we do here.

How to join

You are very welcome to try out one of our training sessions if you would like to meet us before joining the club.  Please contact our enthusiastic membership reps, Claire & Sally for more details on which sessions would be good to try, or if you have any questions about the club and what we do.  Please also have a read of our FAQs below.

Want to renew or rejoin the club?

We’re always delighted to welcome back Windmilers after a break, no matter how long. If it’s been a couple of years or more, please fill out the membership form below (to make sure we have your most up to date contact details) and send it in using the enquiries button below.

Membership form

When you are ready to join, please download and complete the membership form below and email it to to the Membership team (see enquiries button above). We will acknowledge your form and explain how to pay.


Can I try the club before I join? – Yes, we recommend you try a session before you decide the club is for you. If you like it, you can join formally.

Can I just turn up/do I have to book? – Please contact the membership team if you would like to try a session.

What is the best session for me to try? – All training sessions are open for newcomers. Visit the training page to see the options for social running, speed and hill training, athletics track training, club cycling and swimming.

Will I be too slow? – We make sure that no one is left behind. If you’re really unsure the best thing is to start with one of the Sunday social runs.

Is there anywhere to leave my things? 

On a Sunday: Not formally, but you may find that the coach or other runners are able to help.

On a Saturday: You can leave kit within sight beside the track.

Midweek: If we start indoors at Belgrave Hall, the building is locked while we are out training.

How do I pay?

Once we have got your membership form, we create a record on our database and send you a payment request with a link to pay online.

Why does the payment request come from England Athletics?

Our club database is hosted on the EA portal and we use their payment system for all our payment requests (whether or not you have asked for EA registration).