Join Us

You can download our application for membership form by clicking on the link here: APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP 2019

Join us
In the first instance, we suggest you contact one of the committee members or come along to one of our training evenings and introduce yourself in person so we can answer your questions about the club and let you know what it’s like to be a Thame Runner (see contact & training schedules sections of this website).

We also host an annual Thame Runners open evening for anyone who would like to come and find out about us. It’s an ideal opportunity to pull on your trainers for a training run with us either in a slow, medium or fast passed group, whichever you prefer and then to join us for a buffet & drinks.

You can continue to run with us on training evenings as a guest, just to get used to running with a club and once you’ve made up your mind about joining then you can fill in the New Members Form.

Thame Runners has become a club for people of all standards with one common aim in mind “to keep on running”. We only have to look at the record breaking number of people turning out for the CPM Thame 10k to see that grass roots running is thriving even in Thame and with it brings even better prospects for the future of the club.

How much does it cost to join?
The new membership rates are great value for money at only: £35 per annum for single membership, and £60 for joint/family membership. Membership subscriptions are the clubs’ main source of income, so prompt payment is very much appreciated.

Are Thame Runners Affiliated to a Governing Body?
Yes, Thame Runners are affiliated to 2 governing bodies: UK Athletics (UKA, affiliation number 2730649) and the Oxfordshire AA (OXONAA). The advantages affiliation are:

1) That Thame Runners will be part of the official UK structure covering the sport that we all love;

2) That the club and all of its members will be covered by a comprehensive third-party liability insurance policy;

3) That any member entering a race will be able to pay the reduced entry fee that applies to members of an affiliated club – usually a saving of £2.

Thame Runners Privacy Policy

Data we store
In becoming a member of Thame Runners, Thame Runners will collect certain information about you which will include your name, date of birth, gender, email address, address, telephone number, England Athletics URN number (if you register with them).

What we use the data for
Training and competition entry
Share data with club coaches or officials to administer training sessions
Share data with club team managers to enter events e.g. the Chiltern League XC
Share email addresses with Sunday run organiser

Reporting purposes
Anonymised data analysed to monitor club trends

Membership and club management
Processing of membership forms and payments
Share data with committee members to provide information about club activities, membership
renewals or invitation to social events
Publishing of race and competition results
Website management

Marketing and communications (where separate consent is provided)
Sending club newsletter
Sending information about selling club kit
Sending information about marshalling local events

England Athletics registration
When registering a member with England Athletics we enter their personal details into their
system, with members consent.

How we store the data
The data is stored on the Membership Secretary’s computer in a password protected
application. It is backed up regularly.

How long we keep the data for
Personal details data is only kept for so long as you are a member of Thame Runners.

If you request it, you will be registered with UK Athletics as a Competitor.
When you become a member of or renew your membership with Thame Runners you can also
choose to be registered as a member of England Athletics (you will have to register with England Athletics if you ever compete for the club). If you answer YES we will provide England Athletics with your personal data which they will use to enable access to an online portal for you (called MyAthletics). England Athletics will contact you to invite you to sign into and update your
MyAthletics portal (which, amongst other things, allows you to set and amend your privacy
settings). If you have any questions about the continuing privacy of your personal data when it is shared with England Athletics, please contact
If you decide later to compete for the club, we will need to register you
with England Athletics and we will inform you at that time.