Update 18th Oct 2020: Please note our running club sessions are currently severely restricted due to COVID19. In order to keep everyone safe and socially distanced it is no longer possible to just show up to our venue to run as we have to prevent overcrowding. We are currently holding road runs on Tuesday, Thursday and Sundays and a track session on Wednesday. To book onto a session you will need to sign up via one of the spreadsheets that are advertised on Facebook and sent out in the newsletter.
Please note that all our sessions are in very high demand and we are also experiencing a huge influx of new members. At the same time we’ve now got to operate under Tier 2 restrictions so can no longer accommodate runners in the clubhouse. We’re looking at ways to address the high demand with all of this going on so please bear with us. Thanks for your understanding at what is a very challenging time.
Our sessions meet at our clubhouse ( 130 Druid St, London, SE1 2HH ) on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, and at Southwark Athletics Centre (Hawkstone Road, SE16 2PE) on Wednesdays.
Tuesday Thames Run – 5k, 6k or 10k
Our most popular session! Pre-Covid our Tuesdays regularly attracted over 100 runners of all abilities and many runners stayed for drinks afterwards. With covid, we are operating a spreadsheet system to enable runners to book in for a distance/pace of their choice. Please keep an eye out on Facebook or the newsletter for the spreadsheet each week.
Thursday – River Run
Pre-Covid our Thursdays were for interval training but during the pandemic we are doing a river run instead. Please keep an eye out on Facebook or the newsletter for the spreadsheet each week.
Our Sunday road runs head East along the river and due to Covid are now split out into groups of 6 from 10am onwards. 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.
Please keep an eye out on Facebook or the newsletter for the spreadsheet each week.
Every Wednesday our club has exclusive use of Southwark Track from 7pm until 8.30pm for a socially distanced track session organised by our qualified run leaders. These must be booked onto via our Facebook spreadsheets due to Covid and cost £4 per runner per session to cover the track hire fees. Please arrive at Southwark Athletics Track, Hawkstone Rd, London SE16 2PE in plenty of time for the session to start promptly at 7.15pm. Please note there are no changing facilities or running water at the track so please bring hydration and arrive changed.
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Club socials and races
The social element of London City Runners has always been as important as the running itself! Throughout the pandemic our volunteers have come up with ways to bring our runners together virtually or in a socially distanced ways. Our activities have including small group runs, virtual pub quizzes, a virtual relay, and virtual workshops. The club has become a vital way of connecting for many runners, and we are keen to continue this into the difficult months ahead. Keep an eye on our newsletter and social media for details of upcoming events!