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Congratulations 10 mile runners!

I am so pleased that Julie, Julia and Lucy ran the 10 mile race on Sunday in fantastic times (between 1.40-1.48)! They all came to the finish line with smiles on their faces, probably relieved that it was over but that they had run the race in great times.

The Cabbagepatch10 mile race was great from start to finish and I would definitely recommend it. The organisation was excellent, the route was lovely, the marshals were so enthusiastic and you got a great goody bag at the end – a technical t-shirt, medal, bars, fruit, drink including a can of beer!

Well done everyone!

Xmas scavenger hunt run returns!

Another Christmas celebration with a difference…

On Thursday 30 November @ 7pm, we’re organising a Christmas ‘photo scavenger hunt run’ around Wimbledon Village to discover even more fun and interesting sights! The run will be followed by drinks at the Hand in Hand 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 Hand in Hand pub on the edge of Wimbledon Common. 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!

A room at the front of the Hand in Hand has been reserved for us and Prosecco/soft drinks will be pre-ordered so that everything is ready for us after the run. The cost of the refreshments is £15 per person and gives you about two glasses of Prosecco/soft drinks. There are bar snacks available to buy on the night if required.

We hope that you can make the run and drinks!

Races for Winter ’18

To improve your motivation and give your training some focus over the late autumn/winter months, how about entering one of the following races -

* The London Winter Run, 10k, on Sunday 4 February
* The Hampton Court Half Marathon on Sunday 18 February
* The Richmond Spring Riverside 10k on Saturday 17 March

For more information, please go to the race page

A few runners have already signed up for the London Winter Run and I will be entering the Hampton Court Half – so please let us know if you want to join us.

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.

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!