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 email@example.com. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
If you would like to give (or receive!) Common Runners’ gift vouchers for Christmas – to be used on any course or on a one-to-one – why not order some today? Just let us know who they are for and for how much and the vouchers will be sent to you.
A Christmas celebration with a difference…
On Tuesday 29 November @ 7pm, we’re organising a Christmas ‘photo scavenger hunt run’ around Wimbledon Village to discover some fun and interesting sights! The run will be followed by drinks and canapes at the Dog & Fox pub, a must to recharge the batteries and to celebrate a year of running!
Our Christmas ‘photo scavenger hunt run’ starts outside Sweaty Betty and finishes at the Dog & Fox pub in Wimbledon Village. You will be divided into teams of varying speeds/abilities, given a list of places/items to find and
photograph with all team members before heading back to the pub by 8pm. The team with the most photos will win the hunt and a prize!
The Mezzanine area in the Dog & Fox pub has been reserved for us and 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 £26 per person (based on 20 people attending) and gives you two glasses of Prosecco/soft drinks and a selection of canapes.
We hope that you can make the run and drinks!
If you have been inspired by this year’s Olympics in Rio and would like to try out running for the first time or return to running, then why not come along to I AM A TEAM GB EVENT – a free taster ‘learn to run’ session on Saturday morning on Wimbledon Common?
There’s a beginner’s session at 10-10.45am and an improver’s session at 11-11.45am. If you can’t run for more than a few minutes at a time then the beginner’s session is for you; if you can run for about half an hour then the improver’s session is suitable.
In both sesions there will be advice on running technique, a fun warm up as well as some running depending on your level.
I Am Team GB will be the nation’s biggest ever sports day so why not get involved? To book one of the above sessions please email: email@example.com.
4-week pilates course to help strengthen and prevent running injuries @ The Wimbledon Club on Friday 4/11/18/25 November, 9.30-10.30am
If you find that you are prone to running injuries, your muscles feel tight after a run or you’re training for a big race, then this 4-week ‘Pilates for Runners’ course is for you.
The course will focus on exercises that specifically target the areas in the body that become tight from running such as the hips, thighs, hamstring, ankles and more.
Stretching is really important after a run as it helps prevent tightening of muscles, reduces injuries and improves your flexibility.
Whether you are a social runner, or someone who takes running more seriously, this course is suitable.
It will be taken by a physiotherapist and trained pilates teacher from APPI Health Group in Wimbledon.
The course must be booked and paid in advance and costs £60. Numbers will be restricted to 11 to ensure individual attention.
We now have 13 Common Runners signed up for the secret London Run!
On Friday 23 September @ 10am, we are going on a running/walking tour to discover the women who have shaped London – London’s Power Women (a perfect choice!). The tour will be followed by coffee & cake at a local cafe, an absolute must to recharge our batteries before heading home.
London’s Power Women running tour – organised by Secret London Runs – starts from Waterloo Place near Charing Cross station and finishes at Tavistock Place near Euston Station. The tour takes about 1.5 hours and briefly stops at about 10 places of interest along the way to tell the story of London’s heroines. The distance covered is about 9k which can be run or combined with walking. In other words, all levels are catered for.
This tour looks fabulous and has had some great reviews. The cost of the running/walking tour plus coffee/tea & cake after is £22.
If you haven’t signed up yet but would like to attend please let me know.
SUMMER HOLIDAY RUNNING CLASSES
If you fancy keeping fit while having fun on the Common, please come along to our mixed ability running classes on the following dates throughout the summer holidays:
* Tuesday 26 July @ 7pm; Tuesday 9 Aug @ 7pm; Tuesday 23 Aug @ 7pm; Tuesday 30 Aug @ 7pm.
Each class costs £10 and must be booked and paid for prior to each class. To book, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Well done to Jackie, Alethea, Emma, Julia and Jane O’R who achieved PBs at the recent Bushy Park 5k/10k race. Despite the rain, everyone enjoyed the race and the amazing support from the kids and husbands! Times achieved were as follows:
5K – Emma 25.53, Alethea 27.15, Jackie 29.42, Jane 29.51, Julia 30.09
10K – Caroline 46.50