Running courses

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From outside the Windmill Cafe on Wimbledon Common, we offer running courses for beginners and improvers and weekly social runs – during the week, usually in the mornings (8.30am, 9.30am, 10.30am) and in the evening at 7pm. We also offer one-to-one training for those who may not want to be part of a group or who would like some tailored training.

The running classes are women-only and for all ages and abilities. They take place during term-time and exclude school holidays, making them ideal for stay-at-home mums, homeworkers, part-time workers and retirees. Ad hoc classes and one-to-ones are available in the holidays, subject to demand.

All classes are coached by Caroline Dunleavy, an England Athletics run coach and technique coach.

Our spring/summer 2024 courses start in April 2024 and there is availability. Classes take place on Wimbledon Common on Monday morning, Tuesday morning & evening, Thursday morning, Friday morning (social run) and occasionally on Saturday morning.

Each class will have a maximum of 12 runners and all runners must complete a health form.

 Booking a running course

Our spring/summer 2024 running courses must be booked in advance – the term (13 weeks) costs £169 class only OR £195 to include a free social run on the Common on Fridays at 9.30am.

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), Proviz (online), (online). More discounts to follow.

For more information about our running courses, please contact Caroline on 07810 486286 or email