Welcome to Penarth and Dinas Runners


We are a friendly running club with mixed abilities of male and female members. Formed in 1988, our club encourages and welcomes new members. We have trained coaches and members with vast running experience, all of whom are happy to give advice and share their knowledge to enable you to improve and reach your full potential.

Monday is our Main Club Session. We meet in Cogan Leisure Centre at 7pm in the Winter and move to Cosmeston Lakes Country Park for the Summer months. The website calendar has a full description of the training session on each individual date.

Wednesday sessions are conversational runs, which can be more like mystery tours of the area! These runs take in country paths, woods, fields and stiles and we generally explore the areas of Penarth and Dinas Powys. We start together, stay together and finish together.

When we run sessions on Thursdays they are usually hill training, but can also be fartlek (speed play) or tempo runs if we have had a hill session on the Monday.

**PLEASE NOTE: Thursdays sessions are not presently being scheduled (Jan 2020) Please check the calendar to see if/when they return later in the year.

The sessions above are varied and suitable for all members. (*see below)

There are also ad hoc “tempo” and track sessions arranged on Tuesdays & Wednesdays, updated weekly on the Club Members’ Facebook page.

Weekend runs are often arranged via Facebook. Many of our members participate in local parkrun events on Saturday mornings, either running or volunteering.

We schedule our own Club Championships, which are based on local Road & Cross Country races. Members often travel to races together for a fun day out. Weekends away at marathons or other races are action-packed weekends for runners and supporters! We have social events throughout the year, and a great camaraderie exists amongst our members.

We organise three races a year; a 5-mile Multi Terrain Race at Porthkerry Park, a Relay Race at Cosmeston Lakes Country Park, and a 6-mile Cross-Country race, also at Cosmeston CP. These events are well attended, and are marshalled by our club members.

Please contact us via our Facebook page, Club email (pdrunners@gmail.com) or the Contact form above.  Alternatively you can send a query directly to our Committee Members’ emails (below), or just come to a couple of sessions to try us out.

*  Our sessions are suitable for anyone who can run a continuous 5K. 

*  We are happy for 16 to 18 year olds to join but they must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Meet The Team 


Simon Williamson


Louise Hunt

Club Secretary

Danielle Rayner

Membership Co-ordinator

Lyn Evans

Treasurer/Race Director
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Kit Lambert

Vice Chair & Men’s Team Captain

Lisa Cleary

Ladies’ Team Captain

Mandy Barrington

Social Secretary

Nigel Adams

Coaching Coordinator

Debbie Williams

Volunteers & Kit Co-ordinator

Malcolm Bradley

Club Championships Co-ordinator