It feels great to be part of a club…

There are many benefits to joining the club, including reduced race entry fees and discounts at many of the local sports shops. Also you will have a whole new bunch of friends to go running with!

We are an inclusive and social bunch, who welcome runners of all abilities. If you are new to the area or new to running, you are most welcome to come and try us out. Whatever your goals are in running, our ethos is to encourage, improve and enjoy running.

Click here for the online Membership Form

A paper form can also be downloaded here Doddler Membership Form 2019

To pay your membership by BACS

Bank: Barclays
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Acc. Name: Dorset Doddlers
Acc. No: 40411043

Membership to the Dorset Doddlers is great value at just £25 per year for competing members (with £10 going to UK Athletics) and £15 for non competing members. This is payable from 1st April every year. An absolute bargain, working out at less than 50p a week for an affiliated membership!

We are now taking payments for the new membership year (1 Apr 19 – 31 Mar 20). If you attend any of our Thursday or Tuesday sessions throughout the year or wish to compete for/represent the club you need to be a member. There are now three options available to you:

  1. You wish to be a member with affiliation to England Athletics. This costs £25 for the year and is made up of £15 club membership and £15 for affiliation. As the club wishes to encourage our members to be affiliated, the affiliation fee is subsidized by the club and you only pay £10 of it. Benefits of affiliation are listed below.
  2. You wish to be a member without affiliation to England Athletics. For social and non-competitive runners. Does not include EA registration. Therefore “Unattached” levy must be paid for all event entries as a non-registered runner/athlete & entered as unattached/no club. Please read the benefits of affiliation below so that you are aware of the differences before you make your decision.
  3. You do not want to be a member of the club next year – if this is the case then please send an email to membership@dorsetdoddlers.orgstating that you wish to resign from the club and then we can remove you from the database and you will no longer be chased for membership fees.

Please note there is no free ‘beginner athlete’ membership any more. New members are encouraged along to training for ‘a few’ sessions to try us out. Then if they wish to continue to come along then we ask that they join and become a member.

Benefits of affiliation – further info also available here

Please note the minimum age for membership is 16 years.

If you have any questions re joining the Doddlers please contact Roger our Membership Secretary – click here


All our training sessions are free, and there are also free showers & changing facilities available to all members at both the Sturminster Newton and Blandford Leisure Centres on training nights.

Please come along to any of the sessions mentioned in our training section and introduce yourself – you’ll be sure to get a warm welcome.

Wearing your club kit…

Be part of the Doddler team by wearing the club kit, for details of how to get yours, please see our club kit page.