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 email@example.com; 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.
If you fancy a run on Wimbledon Common during half term next week then please join us for an ad hoc, mixed ability, pay-as-you-go class on Tuesday 30 May, 7-8pm.
We meet outside the Windmill Café on the Common. The class costs £10. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your attendance
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.
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 email@example.com to confirm your attendance.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com
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!
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.