In 2010, a handful of runners set out for a run, leaving their bags behind in Tim’s apartment…
… the club grew from that very first session and has grown every year since. Today London City Runners is a huge, multi-award winning club. We have one aim; to help as many people as possible to enjoy the thrill and rewards of running in London for free. Over the years we’ve helped 10,000+ runners achieve their individual goals. The club has become a strong force for good in the local area and a social hub in the heart of the incredible city of London. Our social focus is as thriving as ever and we’ve had at least 9 marriages, 11 babies and countless friendships between people who’ve met through the club.
We are now the largest running club in London that is free and not funded or affiliated to a brand. Unlike many other running clubs which can feel cliquey and intimidating, we welcome everyone from absolute beginners to seasoned marathon runners. Nothing beats the endorphin rush after a run and the joy of meeting like minded people with a common interest, so what’s stopping you… come and join the fun!
We’ve even inspired members to set up clubs in other cities – such as Baku Runners in Azerbaijan and www.brightonrunners.com in Melbourne.
Our logo is now recognised all over the world as we have so many visitors from overseas and international members. We designed our logo in 2010 to feature Tower Bridge – the iconic bridge we’ve run over every week since our very first run. Yellow and Blue were chosen in honour of Tim’s hometown of Leeds.
London’s best running club! Got here for the first time, people were so friendly and helpful. Can’t wait for next time. X