What Dockside means to me

It doesn’t matter if it is your first session or 100th session, you are shown the same level of support and encouragement and every achievement is celebrated equally whether it is an ultra marathon or your first 1k run without stopping.

Dockside Runners is more than just a run club, it’s a philosophy.

Dockside Runners have given me so much over the two years I have been involved.  I have gone from a 5k slogger to a half marathon expert and this club has been with me every step of the way with support, encouragement, advice and loads and loads of positivity.  I have met some inspirational, amazing people through Dockside and no small amount of running acquaintances I now class as friends.

David Todd Mr Half Marathon

There are no egos and cliques, just the friendliest people with the warmest smiles that you could ever wish to meet.  There are people of all ages, backgrounds and nationalities – a true microcosm of this great city!

Sophie Green

The people that you run alongside are a mix of abilities – from the sub 5 minutes milers and ultra-marathoners to those just starting out on their running journey. Very quickly you realise that there are no egos and no cliques, just the friendliest people with the warmest smiles that you could ever wish to meet.

Hekim Hannan Benjamin Button

Initially I joined Dockside because it had really good reviews from runners and for me it’s the best desicion I have ever made.  The people make this a truly great running club.  It is the place to be if you are looking to get into shape, have fun and meet some inspirational and motivational people.  I would have probably given up running if I hadn’t joined this great place, so hats off to the pacers and the runners.  I’m so looking forward to many of years running with Dockside.

Darren Morris

We are the best in the world because the pacers and members are motivated despite the weather conditions and…life.  Our club is highly addictive and pacers + runners have high initiative and keep prompting for and organizing events – especially charity.

Alexandra Kokkinaki

I initially joined on the basis of  ‘Let’s see how long I last before I get fed up’ and thinking that everyone will know each other and be a clique.  Every single person in the club is an inspiration no matter what achievement they have. I’ve found that if you believe in yourself you’re at least half way there.  This club has been the best decision I’ve made!  3 years later and I’m not looking back

Melissa Dixon

Dockside Runners has become my calling in a way. I never in a million years thought it would give me so much happiness, experiences, friendships and so many laughs.  Without this club I wouldn’t have trained for my first marathon, becoming a pacer, becoming a Leader in Running Fitness and my first foray into coaching.  It wouldn’t have given me the joys of bringing on the next generation of firsts, be it their first mile, 5k, 10k half marathon and the marathon. I wouldn’t be able to share in the highs and lows of our athletes, from runs where they think they can’t do this to 10 minute PBs in the rain and cold crossing the line together hand in hand.  This club has changed my life in ways you couldn’t possibly imagine.  It’s made me become comfortable being Ken.

Ken Mullen Ambassador of (S)Miles

Even though I don’t come very often any more, I know every time I come I’ll be welcomed with open arms, run with amazing friends and be pushed to meet new challenges. The culture that this club has created is unbelievable. This club is huge part of my life and something I will always be proud to a part of.

Jonathan Phillips

Joining Dockside has become one of the best decisions of my life.  My initial reason for joining was knowing I had to up my game for challenges I had planned.  In a short time I became friends with like minded people and bounced off everyones enthusiasm and feed from the positivity.  Every session brought the best out of me and I found myself smashing every race and challenge I entered.  One year later I was asked to become a pacer and this is when things went up a whole new level!  Now I have to bring the best out in others and there’s no greater feeling knowing you’ve pushed someone to their limits to achieve their goals. I literally need sedating after our sessions, the enthusiasm and effort from everyone is intense and infectious, who knows where this will lead to.

David Lawton Mr 110%

Dockside Runners are a special group of people. After arriving Liverpool a year ago, I was received with open arms and literaly felt I belonged to a great family, with great people that share the same interest, to run. No matter where you are from, you’re always going to be welcome! Thanks you Dockside for being this special to me and to everyone else.

Ricardo Galvão de Mello

From the milers to the ultramarathoners, from the first timers to the veterans, from the speedsters to the plodders, we are all equally important to the makeup of this great club. We are a melting pot of cultures and backgrounds that reflects the diversity and inclusivity of the wonderful city of Liverpool.

Karl Corrick Adidas Karl

Dockside is more than a running club, from the first session if you want to be part of a family you fit right in. The thing with families is you celebrate the “obvious” achievements, like winning or impressive times, but also the progression. That’s what sets this club apart, you’ll struggle to find a more nurturing environment for almost every level of runner. And this is why I’m proud to be a Docksider!

Ben Francis Runner of the Year 2017

Choose Dock. Choose Side. Choose running. Choose a family. Choose a flipping good group of guys, choose trainers, socks, tight shorts and winter safety lights. Choose good health, low cholesterol, and go-go stamina. Choose a free, volunteer led club. Choose a starter distance. Choose new friends. Choose sportswear and matching headband. Choose an all out intervals session on Wavertree running track. Choose determination and wondering why the heck you are up on a Sunday morning. Choose giving 100% and then high fiving in a fun but ironic way. Choose PB’ing all your distances and then being even more determined to PB them again.

Choose your running club.

Choose Dockside Runners.

Paul Curtis “The Dockside Banksy”

Dockside is so inclusive. Even to the more mature runner!  I’ve made some lovely friends and have never been made to feel like the old slow woman.  I’ve also achieved so many goals with the support and encouragement from everyone. Amazing club

Sarah Jones

Hands down the best club I have ever been a part of! It’s only been a year but I have never felt more included or more part of a family almost! Never did I think I would be able to achieve as much as I have done, and it’s all down to Dockside! I have met friends for life through this club, so everyone, just keep being you as you’re all FANTASTIC!

Sophie Miller