Dudley Ladies Running Club
Has Now Regrettably Come To An End.


Coronavirus Forces Closure Of Club


Due to the recent Government guidelines concerning the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic over the last 12 months, we're afraid that the club has been forced to come to an end and wind up as of 16th May 2021.

After nearly 25 years and all the problems and free time that Covid has brought, we think this is the most appropriate time for us to move on, have more me time and find some new adventures while we still can.

It's been a really difficult decision to bring the club to an end as we've made so many friends over the years.

It will be the end of an era, both Phil and I feel very sad and will miss you all but hope we have done enough to give you the confidence to carry on running individually or in your own friendship groups.

Hopefully we will see you sometime in the future at one of your races or out on a training run.

If you ever need any help or advice then we'll always be here for you and would love to have a chat so don't be a stranger.


In the meantime, Good Luck and thank you for all your support over the years.

Best wishes

Rita & Phil

Rita Wins Black Country Partnership Award

On Thursday 4th October, Rita was presented with the prestigious “Unsung Hero” Award at the Black Country Sports & Physical Activity Awards evening which was held at Himley Hall, Dudley as a reward for all the years of hard work and dedication that she has put in encouraging literally thousands of women into running.

Rita said:

“It was a wonderful night with such inspiring stories, I felt very humbled to be there.

Thank you to everyone who nominated me for the award, I was so shocked, I didn’t expect that at all, there were so many more deserving people there than me.

I want to thank everyone in Dudley Ladies Running Club for making the club what it is today”.



Laura's Leaving Do


Our very good friend Laura Heap recently left us to go back to Ireland to be a bit closer to her family

Laura has been with us for a few years now but with four young children and free time at a premium, she needs a bit more support.

None the less she still found time to come to the club, run marathons and inspire and encourage all those around her before racing back home to carry on her busy lifestyle.

Just to show what kind of a strong and organized lady she is, Laura not only ran through the whole of her pregnancy but she even ran on the Thursday night, taking the beginners out for their training run as usual before going home, having a Vindaloo Curry and giving birth the following Friday morning.

So good luck Laura, we will all miss your cheery smile and friendship greatly but look forward to you opening the Irish branch of Dudley Ladies and meeting up with you sometime next year when we all come over to do one of the Dublin races as an excuse to sample the whiskey and the Guinness.








Because of the increased numbers in the club now, can we re-remind everyone to use the Ounsdale School carpark or the slip road outside? 

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do NOT park on the Leisure Centre carpark. 

It’s causing all sorts of disruption and problems  so PLEASE park on the school or the road. 

If you are able to car share then that would help enormously

Please email rita@dudleyladies.co.uk and we will try and match you up with a suitable friend.

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