Club Membership

The South Molton Strugglers membership runs from January to December.  All members are asked to pay their subscriptions in January of each year.  Please ensure that payments are made on time, it's not fair on the Committee if they have to chase you!

A list of current members is made available to all members in the member area.  Access to this is restricted to current members only.  

Membership Fees for 2021:

​​​​​​either: £12 for Club Membership
or: £27 for Club Membership (£12) + England Athletics registration (£15)
Note: England Athletics registration is optional – see further details of benefits below.

Subscriptions are due in January; please pay them to the club treasurer Ted Townsend.

The preferred method of payment is by BACS direct into the club bank account:
Sort code: 30-90-91 (Lloyds) Account number: 66258160
Please quote your name as the reference. 
Alternatively you can pay by cheque payable to South Molton Strugglers.

All New Members must fill in a Membership Form -  Download here
Please email this to Ted Townsend or print off and hand to him.

Explanatory Note re England Athletics (EA) Registration:

Individual athletes can choose to be EA Registered.
Note: Registration is often referred to as EA-affiliation, but this is not strictly correct as only clubs can affiliate and membership for individuals is registration.

Registration provides access to EA newsletters, member offers and gives a £2 discount on entry to races that operate under an EA Permit (see Race Permits explanation below). It also gives you a (small) chance to get a club entry to the London Marathon.

Race Permits Explained:

Most races have a permit issued by one of four running associations – ie: the Association of Running Clubs (ARC), England Athletics (EA), the Fell Running Association (FRA) or the Trail
Running Association (TRA) – and this determines who is eligible for the £2 discount:

  •  If you are a paid-up member of South Molton Strugglers, regardless of whether or not you are EA-registered, you WILL be entitled to the £2 discount when entering all races with permits from ARC, FRA or TRA;
  • But for races with an EA permit, only EA-registered members get the £2 discount.

Check when you enter, the race information should tell you what sort of permit applies.

Note re new EA Registrations:

If you choose the EA membership option, you won’t be registered with them until April. This is because the EA registration / affiliation year runs from April to March. If you don't want to wait until April then please speak to the membership secretary, Ted Townsend, who can arrange for you to be registered sooner, but this will require you to pay an additional fee.

In April all those who have paid their EA-registered membership fees will be entered on the EA system by the membership secretary. EA will then send out membership details including your EA membership number (URN) which is needed to sign up to some races.  It can take time for the cards to arrive, so if you're registered you can look up your URN here: If you're not found on there, then please speak to the membership secretary who will be able to look up your URN for you on the EA system.




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