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!

A bunch of Doddlers at the Marnhull 12K – Sunday 3rd April 2022

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.


To pay your membership by BACS

Bank: Barclays
Sort Code: 20:99:40
Acc. Name: Dorset Doddlers
Acc. No: 40411043

Pay your 2023/24 membership before 1st April at the current rate of £26 affiliated/£15 unaffiliated.

From 1st April membership costs will increase to £30 affiliated (EA will be charging £17 for the affiliation)/£17 unaffiliated.

Membership to the Dorset Doddlers is great value, working out at just 50p a week for an affiliated membership if you pay early, or under 58p at the new rate!

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 two options available to you:

  1. You wish to be a member with affiliation to England Athletics. As the club wishes to encourage our members to be affiliated, the affiliation fee is subsidised by the club and you only pay £11 (before 1st April) or £13 of it (from 1st April onwards). 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.

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 Julia Slade – click here

All our training sessions are free, 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.