New running courses 2020

New beginner and improver running courses start on Monday 6 January until Thursday 2 April 2020 (excluding half term).

Beginner course is on: Mondays 10.30-11.30am

Improver courses are on: Mondays 9.30-10.30am, Tuesdays 9.30-10.30am & 7-8pm, Thursdays 10.30-11.30am

Social runs are every Wednesday at 9.30am

If you are interested in a particular day/time, please email info@commonrunners.co.uk. We do hope that you will join us soon!

New trail run in Dorking

On Wednesday 26 February 2020 (AM) we are going on a fantastic trail run, starting and finishing at Denbies Wine Estate. I have linked up with Rachel, a qualified wilderness coach and Salomon Ambassador, who will take us  through vineyards, woods, Ranmore Common, farmland with views to die for! The route is 10k, on unpaved and possibly muddy terrain, with some elevation but Rachel has assured me that the trails are not too technical so great for all abilities.

Trail shoes are ideal for this run but if you don’t have any, Rachel will bring some demo Solomon shoes in a variety of sizes. If you want to purchase some Solomon shoes please go to www.salomon.com/en-gb and then shop around for the best price. Alternatively, you can always try Sporting Feet in Putney for trail shoes.

The cost of the trail run plus coffee & cake at Denbies Wine Estate is likely to be £20-£25 but I will confirm in the new year. For now, please let me know if you are interested in joining a new adventure!

Xmas scavenger hunt run returns!

Our annual Xmas scavenger hunt returns for a fourth year…

On Thursday 28 November @ 7pm we’re organising a Christmas ‘scavenger hunt run’ around Wimbledon Village and the surrounding area to discover some fun and interesting sights and to collect various items! The run will be followed by drinks and canapes at The Crooked Billet.

Our Christmas ‘scavenger hunt run’ starts outside Sweaty Betty in the village and finishes at The Crooked Billet. You will be divided into teams of varying speeds/abilities, given a list of places/items to find/collect with all team members before heading back to The Crooked Billet by 8pm. The team who finds/collects the most items will win the hunt and receive prizes!

Prosecco/soft drinks and canapes will be pre-ordered so that everything is ready for us after the run. The cost of the refreshments is £28 per person and gives you about two glasses of Prosecco/soft drinks & some canapes. The run is free to all. We hope that you can make the run and drinks!

New beginner course (SAT AM)

A complete beginners running course starts on Saturday 5 October, 8-9am and runs over 6 weeks (ending on 9/11).

If you cannot run for more than a few minutes at a time or you are returning from an injury but would like to run steadily for 20-30 minutes, then this is the course for you.

Classes are small and there is limited availability so please let me know if you are interested.

Social run challenge

On Wednesday 25 September 2019, we are having a social run challenge in Richmond Park. Runners can choose to run 3 miles, 5 miles or just over 7 miles (one lap of Richmond Park). All Common Runners are encouraged to attend and those who don’t currently run with us are very welcome to join – the cost is £8.

To register your interest please email: info@commonrunners.co.uk

New beginner course (SAT AM)

A complete beginners running course starts on Saturday 20 July, 8-9am and runs over 6 weeks (ending on 31/8 and excluding 10.8).

If you cannot run for more than a few minutes at a time or you are returning from an injury but would like to run steadily for 20-30 minutes, then this is the course for you.

Classes are small and there is limited availability so please let me know if you are interested.

Summer holiday 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:

* 24 July; 30 July; 20 Aug; 27 Aug; 3 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.

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

Drinks on 2 July

We are going for drinks on Tuesday 2 July, 8pm onwards at Light on the Common (next door to Sweaty Betty). Most places in the village will be busy that evening due to Wimbledon Tennis so there should be a great atmosphere. Please let me know if you can make it.

Social run success!

15 Common Runners took part in our first social run challenge in Richmond Park on Wednesday 5 June 2019 and all seemed to enjoy the glorious setting, the challenge and coffee & chat after! 6 runners completed one lap of the park (7miles), 5 runners completed 5.5miles and 4 runners completed 3.5miles. Well done everyone.

The next social run challenge will take place on Wednesday 25 September in Richmond Park. More information will follow nearer the time.

Social run challenge!

On Wednesday 5 June, we are having a social run challenge in Richmond Park. Runners can choose to run 3 miles, 5 miles or just over 7 miles (one lap of Richmond Park). All Common Runners are encouraged to attend and those who don’t currently run with us are very welcome to join – the cost is £8.

To register your interest please email: info@commonrunners.co.uk