The best way to find out more about Clapham Runners is to come along and try out some of our training sessions. We welcome new joiners all year round.
We welcome all new runners regardless of ability, most people can complete 3 miles/ 5km distance when they join, regardless we set off together and rest together on a Thursday, and on Tuesday are organised by Jon so you run at your own pace then we all rest and chat together
Below are a few details about locations, times, what to expect from the sessions and some useful things to know. You don’t have to contact us beforehand, but if you have any questions or simply want us to keep an eye out for you please send us an email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday Sessions –
8pm at Battersea track (coached – speed, strength and endurance)
Location: Battersea Millennium Arena track
Involves: Coached session with Jon Munroe usually consisting of shorter intervals specifically for speed work. Sessions tend to focus on repeated 1-400m distances with timed rests in-between. Jon will ensure you are in an ability focused group so your speed and recovery are effective for improvement.
This session is followed by a strength and conditioning circuit.
Rigorous but fun training session led by Jon who is a qualified trainer and former Commonwealth Games long jumper and medallist with three Masters gold medals to his name.
Useful things to know: You’ll need £4.80 to access the track. There are changing rooms and lockers at the track. The lockers only take old £1 coins, but you can purchase a token for £1 at the reception. You’ll find members of the club waiting beyond the barriers inside the Millennium arena just before 8pm
Thursday Sessions –
7.00pm on Clapham Common (intervals)
Location: Long Pond at the junction of Rookery Road and Clapham Common Southside
Involves: Changes weekly to maximise training benefits. Total mileage usually around 4-5 miles. Recent sessions have been:
1km x3, 2 x 90 seconds out at back all with 2mins recovery between each
1km, then 2x 90seconds out and backs, then all again. 2mins recovery between each
Useful things to know: Look out for the group on Rookery Road and a member of the club will welcome you and speak you through what to expect from the session. We do not have changing facilities, however there is a car on hand to store bags (and layers in the colder months). During the darker months we stick to lit paths and throughout the year will always begin recovery with the final finisher.
A number of our members meet to run or volunteer at various Park-runs in South West London, including Clapham, Tooting, Brockwell Park and Dulwich.
You can find us regularly volunteering at Clapham and Tooting – always up for coffee and cake after the running is done!
We have a few members who enjoy the local touristing circuit too, so if you fancy exploring some further afield London parks there are always friendly faces who’ll be there with you. See www.parkrun.co.uk for registration details and to print your barcode.