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Training

Details of our sessions for Young Athletes (17 and under) can be found on our young athletes section

Senior training weekly sessions

Please note: lockers are available for use at North London YMCA and Finsbury Park (Tuesdays and Thursdays) and Royal Free Hospital (Wednesdays)

When: Tuesday, 7:30 pm
Where: North London YMCA, 184 Tottenham La, London N8 8SG (Elmfield Rd Fitness Centre)
What: In summer, structured sessions on Highgate Woods and London Marathon Athletics Track at Finsbury Park Track. From Sept to April, structured sessions on the road / track or the choice of a steady run.
This session is for established road runners who want to train with others and a great introduction to our running club. Friendly group which caters for anyone who can comfortably cover at least 6 miles in an hour.
Who: Contact Nilesh on nilesh.goswami@urbanselect.co.uk

 

When: Tuesday, 7:15 pm
Where: London Marathon Athletics Track at Finsbury Park Track, N4 2NQ
What: Training groups for long distance runners and middle distance athletes
Who: Contact Chris Hartley on christopherhartley@yahoo.co.uk

 

When: Tuesday evening
Where: London Marathon Athletics Track at Finsbury Park Track, N4 2NQ
What: Track and field
Who: For information on our sprint groups please contact Sam Brown on slsb.brown@gmail.com

For field and other technical events please contact Jerry Odlin, chairman@londonheathside.org.uk

 

When: Wednesday, 7 pm
Where: Royal Free Hospital Recreation Club, Fleet Rd , NW3 2QG
What: Choice of interval sessions and group runs around Hampstead Heath (summer) and Regents Park / Primrose Hill (winter), followed by a trip to the pub (optional).
Friendly group which caters for anyone who can comfortably cover at least 6 miles in an hour.
Who: Contact Martin Potter on wastell.potter@virgin.net

 

When: Thursday evening
Where: London Marathon Athletics Track at Finsbury Park Track, N4 2NQ
What: Track and field
Who: Middle and long distance runners, please contact Chris Hartley on christopherhartley@yahoo.co.uk

For information on our sprint groups please contact Sam Brown on slsb.brown@gmail.com

For field and other technical events please contact Jerry Odlin, chairman@londonheathside.org.uk

 

When: Saturday 10:15 am
Where: Trent Park, EN4
What: Off-road running. Meet in the monument car park, near the Cockfosters Road entrance.
No lockers available, although you can usually put a bag in the back of someone's car
Who: Contact Jerry Odlin, chairman@londonheathside.org.uk

 

There are also 'unofficial' Sunday group runs:

Where: Highgate Tube Station (meet at corner of Archway Rd and Shepherds Hill)

  • 9 am long run 15+ miles at varied pace but probably sub-7:30min/mile on average
  • 10 am steady run 8-10 miles
  • 11 am 6-8 miles easy over Hampstead Heath (8:30 to 10mins/mile)

Please note: these training runs are not formally coached and we recommend coming to another of the weekly training groups first to get to know the club.

Spring Marathon 2018 Training Group - 10am Sundays
 
The timetable below is suitable for all members but designed to support those of you training for a 2018 Spring Marathon (specifically those aiming for a marathon time of between 3.30 and 4.30 plus). These are long steady runs increasing in distance over the weeks to help build up endurance, and will depart from Highgate Station (top of Shepherds Hill) at 10.00am - apart from those days when there is a race, as indicated in the list. If you would like to run in any of the races listed you will need to enter them as soon as possible, they are filling up. The regular 10.00am run will take place as well each week, with the usual 8 - 10 mile option.
 
        Date       Race /Lead Distance
        
1      07-Jan     Nilesh  10
2      14-Jan     Natalie  12
3      21-Jan     Fred Hughes 10 10
4      28-Jan     Nilesh  14
5      04-Feb     Watford Half 13
6      11-Feb     Caroline 16
7      18-Feb     Engin  18
8      25-Feb     Gade Valley 17 17
9      04-Mar     Tom  18
10    11-Mar     Chris  20
11    18-Mar     Finchley 20 20
12    25-Mar     Nick  23
13    01-Apr     Satu  20
14    08-Apr     tba  15
15    15-Apr     Natalie  10
16    22-Apr     London Marathon 26