Our sessions meet at our clubhouse on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, and at Southwark Athletics Centre on Wednesdays.
PLEASE NOTE THAT DURING JANUARY 2020 WE NEED TO IMPLEMENT A FEW MEASURES TO ENSURE OUR SESSIONS AREN’T TOO OVERCROWDED AND REMAIN SAFE AND ENJOYABLE FOR EVERYONE. THESE ARE THE SAME MEASURES WE SUCCESSFULLY IMPLEMENTED IN JANUARY 2019, AND HELP US DEAL WITH A HUGE INFLUX OF MEMBERSHIP THAT WE EXPERIENCE AT THE START OF EVERY YEAR:
- WE ARE CHARGING £3 PER SESSION ON TUESDAYS ONLY (THURSDAYS AND SUNDAYS REMAIN FREE). THIS IS TO HELP LIMIT NUMBERS AND ALL MONEY RAISED GOES TOWARDS SUPPORTING OUR CLUBHOUSE AT A TIME OF YEAR WHEN BAR SALES ARE LOWER. PLEASE BRING COINS IF YOU CAN BUT CARD PAYMENTS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE.
- FOR THOSE WHO DON’T WANT TO PAY £3, WE PARTICULARLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO COME AND DO A ROAD RUN ON THURSDAY INSTEAD WHICH ISN’T AS BUSY.
Please understand that these measures are only in place during January. They were voted in last year and are supported by our members. Thank you for your understanding and please bear with us in January while the club sessions are busier than normal. It only lasts for a few weeks each year, and we will be laying on lots of ways for you to meet other members that are less crowded! Make sure you subscribe to our newsletter at the “join us” page and keep an eye on our social media to keep up to date with it all!
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 on 3 Sundays (Easter Sunday, and on the days of the London Marathon and Big Half). Reminders of this are clearly notified on our Facebook and social media pages each year. Just to reiterate – YOU CAN LEAVE YOUR BELONGINGS at our meeting points while you run – but please note there are no changing/locker facilities at either our clubhouse or the track. We recommend that you arrive changed and preferably don’t bring any valuables.
Tuesday Thames Run – 5k, 6k or 10k
Our most popular session! Please note that in January only this session costs £3 to attend to stop overcrowding. Please see note above. Our Tuesdays regularly attract over 100 runners of all abilities and many runners stay for drinks afterwards. Our venue is open from 6.30pm 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 OR Road run
Every Thursday we meet at our venue and there are 2 choices you can pick from:
- Most runners join our 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.
- Some runners opt instead to do a road run which is the same 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.
Just like on Tuesdays, our venue is open from 6.30pm, and most runners arrive around 7pm. Please be at our venue in plenty of time for a 7.15pm start.
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.
Every Wednesday our club has exclusive use of Southwark Track from 7pm until 8.30pm. Please arrive at Southwark Athletics Track, Hawkstone Rd, London SE16 2PE in plenty of time for the session to start promptly at 7.15pm each week.
Please note we have to charge entry to the track at £4 per runner per session to cover the track hire fees.You can pay either via cash or card on the door, ideally bring the exact change as this is fastest. If its your first time running on the track with us we will also ask you to sign a code of conduct document and brief you on track etiquette.
Please note there are no changing facilities or running water at the track so please bring hydration and arrive changed. Most weeks our sessions will be run by our qualified run leaders, but with regular visits from time to time by experienced coaches and well-known guests from the running world!
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Club socials and races
The social element of London City Runners is almost as important as the running itself. Our runners are lovely people and there’s no better way to meet fellow runners and discover this awe inspiring City than to come along and get involved. Many members stay for drinks after each session and we have regular socials including Sunday Lunches, pub crawls, meals out, and an annual Christmas do.