Our sessions go ahead in all weathers and all year round. The only time we don’t run is during the week of Christmas and this is clearly notified on our Facebook page each year. Just to reiterate – YOU CAN LEAVE YOUR BELONGINGS at our venue while you run – but please note there are no changing/locker facilities. We recommend that you arrive changed and preferably don’t bring any valuables.
The meeting point for all our sessions is our own cafe/bar/clubhouse:
London City Runners, 130 Druid St, London SE1 2HH
Tuesday Thames Run – 5k, 6k or 10k
Our most popular session! Our Tuesdays regularly attract over 100 runners of all abilities and many runners stay for drinks afterwards. Our venue is open from 6pm and most runners arrive around 7pm. Please arrive in plenty of time for a 7.15pm start. You can either run 5k, 6k or 10k depending on which bridge you cross over the Thames. Many runners stop at City Hall and do a few stretches after the run, but you can chose to run all the way back to the venue.
Thursday – Interval training
Every Thursday we meet at our venue and run a free interval session around Bermondsey Spa Gardens which is around the corner from the venue. The content of these sessions vary each week and they are designed to improve your strength, speed or endurance. Our venue is open from 6pm, and most runners arrive around 7pm. Please be at our venue in plenty of time for a 7.15pm start.
**NEW** – Thursday – Road run
In January 2019 we are re-introducing a road run on Thursdays as an alternative to intervals. This will cover the same distances and route as the Tuesday session. This is less well-attended than our Tuesday session, so if you are unfamiliar with the route we would recommend you come along on a Tuesday instead to familiarise yourself with the route.
We now have 2 group runs on a Sunday! Our venue is open from 9am and the first group leaves at 9.30am and another at 11.30am. Both attract a wide range of abilities and new members and follow the same route so its entirely up to you which one you want to join.
Both groups always head East along the river. Most runners do a 10km option which stops midway for a photo near Greenland pier and then turns back to the venue. However some runners choose to run all the way to the Greenwich foot tunnel, over to the North side of the Thames and then west to Towerbridge. This is approximately 18km.
Whichever option you choose, please arrive at our venue in plenty of time for your run. We often go for a Sunday Roast afterwards or stick around in the arch for drinks and food from Maltby St market.
Simply AMAZING! Was so happy to find this group when I arrived in London. Great atmosphere and friendly people…