Frequently Asked Questions

These are some of the things we get asked quite a lot.  If you’ve got a question that isn’t covered here, head on over to our Facebook page where you will always find someone available to help.

How Much Does It Cost To Join Dockside?

Nothing, nada, zip, zilch, a big fat zero.  You get the idea!

Where Do You Meet?

You can find us at realbuzz store on the top floor of Liverpool ONE, right next door to the Apple Store.  (But we’re much cooler than those guys!)

When Do You Run?

The long answer is here, however the short answer is, Tuesdays and Sundays, but our awesome crew run on other days as well so head on over to our Facebook page to find exact details.

Is There Anywhere To Get Changed?

The absolute legends at realbuzz provide a changing room and secure storage lockers.  They even provide a Dockside water cooler!

I’m Coming For The First Time This Week, What Do I Need To Do?

Get to the realbuzz store and look out for one of the yellow legends with ‘PACER’ adorned on their back, introduce yourself (or if your particularly shy, just loiter around one of them and they’ll pick up your ‘I’m a really nervous newbie’ vibe) and they’ll show you the ropes and get you to fill in a registration form and that’s it.

I Haven’t Ran For Ages/Before, Won’t I Just Slow Everyone Down?

Absolutely not!  We cater for every single ability.  Don’t forget, everyone in the club started the same way.  We all know that ‘new runner’ feeling, the nerves, the worry about looking daft or slowing people down.  The fact that you have put on a pair of trainers and started the journey instantly makes you awesome! And we love Awesome!  And we’ll let you into a secret, in the whole history of Dockside Runners we have never had a week without someone new starting so you will either be one of many new faces or a veteran showing newbies the ropes within a month.

How Fast/Slow Do You Go?

The full breakdown is here but we roughly keep to sub 8 minute miles (Group 4), 8-9 minute miles (Group 3), 9-10 minute miles (Group 2) & 10+ minute miles (Group 1).  However there is no pressure to stick to a group if you find it too easy or too difficult.  The most important thing is that you enjoy your running.