upcoming events

16th December 2018

Club Christmas Handicap Race

6 mile

5th January 2019

LRAA XC Championships

93rd Leicestershire and Rutland XC Championships

13th January 2019

Desford Striders: Bagworth Heath XC - Race 4

Cross Country

3rd February 2019

Charnwood Hills 13 miles Fell Race

10.00am

17th February 2019

Shepshed XC - Grace Dieu School Race 5

11.00am

24th February 2019

Stilton 7

LRRL Spring League Race No 1

2nd March 2019

Belvoir Challenge

15 or 26 mile event

3rd March 2019

Hinkley X/C - Bosworth Battlefield - Race 6

Derby Runnder X/C - Race 6

17th March 2019

Kibworth 6

LRRL Spring League Race No 2

24th March 2019

Ashby 20

Ashby de la Zouch

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about us

There has been a running club based at Wigston British Legion since 1982, when Oadby & Wigston Legionnaires AC was formed. In 1992, the club formed a separate section to cater for performance athletes and youngsters, and this was based at Saffron Lane Stadium.

At the AGM in Feb 2009 it was deemed appropriate for the Section based at Wigston to separate and become a completely independent club. This has now been achieved and Wigston Phoenix Running Club became fully operational on 1st October 2009. Its membership comprises virtually all the runners based at the Legion.

The club seeks to satisfy the aspirations of all its members, whatever their ability, and caterers for all adult age groups. We are a friendly and sociable club, ideal for anyone wanting to take up running or, perhaps contemplating running a Marathon. Help, guidance and companionship is readily provided.

The club will compete in local cross country and road running leagues and championship events, as well as a variety of races arranged internally within the club. Coaching and help is on hand to encourage those who want to race, but there is absolutely no obligation to compete for those who prefer to run simply for fitness.

At the moment, we are not geared up to accommodate youngsters (under 18), but can offer advice on suitable clubs for young runners to join.