Christmas 2014 break

We are taking a break from organised sessions over the Christmas period – first sessions back in 2015 are:

  • Tuesday 6th Jan, 7.30pm on Clapham Common
  • Thursday 8th Jan, 7.30pm at Battersea Park Track

Don’t forget parkrun is still going – see here to find whether and when your local parkrun is on… and good luck to Steve, Frank and Damian who will be working up an appetite on Christmas Day at the Dulwich parkrun!

Club Colours have arrived!

Be the envy of other runners wearing the latest Clapham Runners club kit! The latest order has arrived – all vests, t-shirts and long sleeved t shirts will have the Clapham Runners logo on front and back, at very reasonable prices (around £10 per top) – there are a couple of spares, speak to Frank if you missed the main order.

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Club member discount at

Club members can now get 30% discount on More Mile kit (club code as sent via email). As well as 30% off for you, using this code gets the club 10% of the spend under the code to use on with more miles on club kit etc.

London Marathon 2015 Club Draw and Christmas Social

Congratulations Fiona! You will be running the Virgin London Marathon 2015  on 26th April for the Clapham Runners. Names were drawn out of the hat at training by our very own coach, Jon Munroe, with a helping hand from Santa’s Little Helper aka Hannah.

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Fiona will be joining Siobhan at the start line next year, who won a place through a twitter competition thanks to Pro-Direct Running and Adidas UK. Well done!

If you missed on the main ballot and the club place, there are still two more open competitions (click here – enter by Monday 15th Dec for the VLM/Holiday Inn competition, and click here for the Full Potential competition) – and remember that for the club draw next year, only regular and paid-up members with a VLM 2016 rejection slip will be included in the draw.

Celebrations all round for the post-training Christmas Social part 1 – see our photo gallery – and bring your santa hats next week as well, when we will head to the Mason’s Arms after the last session of 2014

(Member blog post) Reporting from Athens for the Athens marathon

So we arrived in Athens at the peak of summer (last June) and I was already down to run the Athens marathon in November. A big worry for me was how I would manage to do my long runs in the middle of the summer. They couldn’t be done at night, as there is nowhere I can run long distances safely in the evening near my home. So there had to be some daylight…. Read more