Improvers’ courses: motivating, friendly, fun

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New improvers’ running courses started in September 2020 and there is availability. Classes take place on Wimbledon Common on Mondays 9.30-10.30am (level 2), Tuesdays 8.30-9.30am (level 1), Tuesdays 9.30-10.30am (level 3), Tuesdays 7-8pm (mixed ability) and on Thursdays 10.30-11.30am (level 1).

Each class will have a maximum of 12 runners who will be sufficiently distanced and all runners must complete a health form to comply with regulations.

Running course details

If you can run steadily for at least 30 minutes but would like to run for longer, faster or to keep fit, then this is the course for you.

  • We guide, support and advise you on how to increase your running time progressively and safely
  • We review technique, pace, breathing, injury prevention, stretching and rest and recovery
  • We include some speed, hill and endurance work in a light-hearted and encouraging atmosphere
  • We encourage you to do other runs and exercise throughout the week as part of an overall fitness plan

Before starting this course, you’ll need to be running about twice a week for a minimum of 30 minutes continuously as this will aid your enjoyment and progress. However, you don’t need marathon ambitions to join, only a desire to get up and run and enjoy the beauty of Wimbledon Common! Please see how to prepare for your course.

Class levels: Level 1 (about 10-12 minute mile pace); Level 2 (about 9-10 minute mile pace); Level 3 (about 8-9 minute mile pace); mixed ability (varying paces within the class)

Booking a running course

Our autumn 2020 improver running courses must be booked in advance and costs £182  (14 weeks) which includes a free social run every Wednesday at 9.30am – two classes per week for the price of one! Evening courses cost £168 (14 weeks) as there is no social run on offer. All course attendees are entitled to discounts at The Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI) in Wimbledon,  Sporting Feet (in Putney & Richmond),  Sweatshop (locations throughout London), Sweaty Betty (Wimbledon) and Up & Running (East Sheen). More discounts to follow.

For more information about our improver courses or to book a free trial session please contact Caroline on 07810 486286 or email info@commonrunners.co.uk.

“Although I could run steadily for about 45 minutes, I wanted to improve my speed and stamina and these classes have helped me to achieve this. They are small, friendly and good fun and set in the beautiful Common which is a real bonus.” Yvette, mum/IT project manager, Wimbledon. Read more reviews