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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.