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Porter Valley Plodders is a running club for trail and fell lovers, based in south west Sheffield.

Being a Plodder means meeting on Wednesday nights at The Greystones pub, with a plod up the Porter Valley, followed by beer and crisps in the pub. We have a good mix of ages and abilities and are a very friendly club that welcomes new members. 

If you are interested in joining the Plodders, there is a one-off joining fee of £5 plus an annual membership of £5. New people are welcome to try plodding for a couple of weeks before joining

Send us an email at pvplods@gmail.com to let us know you're coming and we'll keep an eye out for you!

Please do note that although we have a range of abilities the club isn't suitable for outright beginners so please be advised of the following:

  • You should be able to complete a 10k run in under an hour. 
  • You should expect to plod at least 6 miles with 800 feet of ascent
  • You should be comfortable running on muddy trails (and have appropriate footwear for these).
  • You should have a good head torch from September until April
  • You take responsibility for making sure you are dressed properly for the weather. 

Finally, check the Twitter feed or Facebook page for last-minute information!