Summer holiday running classes

If you fancy keeping fit while having fun on the Common, please come along to our mixed ability, Tuesday evening running classes on the following dates throughout the summer holidays:

* 25 July; 1 Aug; 15 Aug; 22 Aug; 29 August; 5 September.

The classes take place at 7pm and we meet outside the Windmill Café where there is plenty of parking and toilet facilities. Each class costs £10 and must be booked and paid for prior to each class. To book, please email info@commonrunners.co.uk; payment can be made via Paypal by following this link – http://commonrunners.co.uk/shopping/.

Please note, if there are less than 4 people booked for a class, it will be cancelled and you will be notified.

Celebrating Women’s Sports Week

To help celebrate Women’s Sports Week on 19-25 June 2017, we are encouraging all Common Runners to bring a friend along for FREE to one of our classes that week in the hope that they enjoy the huge benefits that running on the Common brings.

And if you don’t know anyone at Common Runners but you would like to try out a running class that week, please let us know.

Email info@commonrunners.co.uk to register your interest.

 

London Bridge-d running tour

We now have 12 Common Runners signed up for the London Bridge-d running tour!

On Friday 9 June @ 9.30am, we are going on a 10k running/walking tour to explore the City of London, the original Roman settlement and home of St Paul’s Cathedral and Southwark that boasts Shakespeare’s globe, Borough Market and much more.

On the tour there will be scandals and secrets a-plenty revealed at each of the 10 stops. The tour will be followed by a well deserved coffee and cake at a special location. All abilities are catered for but you must be comfortable running at least 5k.

This tour looks fabulous! The cost of the running/walking tour plus coffee/tea & cake after is £24. If you haven’t signed up yet but would like to attend please let me know.

Final numbers and payment will be required by mid-May as the required number of guides will have to be booked. At this point I’m afraid that there will be no refunds.

 

Mixed ability running class over Easter

Running courses finish at the end of March and new ones start week beginning 17 April 2017 – enjoy the break!

However, if you feel that you need to work off those Easter eggs and fancy a run around the roads of Wimbledon, then please join us for an ad hoc, mixed ability, pay-as-you-go class on Tuesday 11 April, 7-8pm. We meet outside Sweaty Betty in Wimbledon Village. The class costs £10. Please email info@commonrunners.co.uk to confirm your attendance.

Mara Yamauchi to join social run on 8 March!

To celebrate International Women’s Day on Wednesday 8 March, Mara Yamauchi – an elite marathon runner (the UK’s second fastest female marathon runner of all time and a two-time Olympian) – has agreed to join our weekly 5k social run on Wimbledon Common.

Mara will lead a warm up, run the 5k, chat with runners and join us for a Q&A session over coffee. If you would like to join our social run on Wednesday 8 March please email info@commonrunners.co.uk. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come basis.

On this special day which celebrates women around the world, the 5k social run is FREE to all.

 

 

Royal Parks Adventure Run

On Friday 10 March 2017 @ 9.30am, we are going on a Royal Parks Adventure Run to discover some new and forgotten gems in Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, Green Park and St James’s Park. The run will be followed by coffee & cake at a local cafe, an absolute must to recharge our batteries before heading home.

The run starts from and finishes in Kensington Gardens, near High St Kensington station. The run takes about 2 hours and briefly stops at a number of places of interest/views along the way. The distance covered is about 9k which can be run or combined with walking. In other words, all levels are catered for.

The cost of the run plus coffee/tea & cake after is £22.

If you would like to sign up please email info@commonrunners.co.uk

Supporting Santa Charity Park Run on the Common

Common Runners is happy to support the Santa Charity Park Run on Wimbledon Common this Saturday (17th Dec) where money is being raised for:

* Wimbledon Common Rangers who take great care of the common
* Stem4, a wonderful local charity which focuses on raising awareness about
mental illnesses in teenagers, in the hopes of early intervention – specifically
eating disorders, anxiety and depression, self-harm and addiction

We hope to see lots of Common Runners and their families on Saturday, enjoying the festive run as well as the mulled wine and mince pies!