Sessions and Socials

We meet three times a week at the Marquis of Wellington, just up Tooley Street and a stone’s throw from Tower Bridge. Our sessions go ahead in all weathers and all year round. The only time we don’t run is during the week of Christmas and this is clearly notified on our Facebook page each year.

Just to reiterate – YOU CAN LEAVE YOUR BELONGINGS at the venue while you run – but please note there are no changing/locker facilities. We recommend that you arrive changed and don’t bring any valuables.

Sessions

Tuesday Thames Run – 5k, 6k or 10k

Our most popular session! Our Tuesdays regularly attract over 70 runners of all abilities and we always have a drink or 2 afterwards. Please arrive at the Marquis at 7pm for a 7.15pm start. You can either run 5k, 6k or 10k depending on which bridge you cross over the Thames. Most runners stop at City Hall and do a few stretches after the run, but you can chose to run all the way back to the venue.

Thursday – Interval training

Every Thursday we run a free interval session around Bermondsey Spa Gardens which is around the corner from the venue. The content of these sessions vary each week and they are designed to improve your strength, speed or endurance. Please arrive at the Marquis at 7pm for a 7.15pm start.

Sunday 10k river run (or long run option)

Every Sunday we run East along the river and stop for a photo midway. The total route is approximately 10km and it attracts a wide range of abilities and new members.

Throughout the winter months we also host a longer run each week alongside the 10k option. This longer run varies from 11 miles upwards, and is popular with those training for halves and marathons.  The details of the longer runs will be advertised on the private Facebook group each week.

Whichever option you choose, please arrive at the Marquis at 11.15am for 11.30am start. We often go for a Sunday Roast afterwards or stick around the Marquis for food and drinks.

Simply AMAZING! Was so happy to find this group when I arrived in London. Great atmosphere and friendly people…
Hannah A

Club socials and races

The social element of London City Runners is almost as important as the running itself. Our runners are lovely people and there’s no better way to meet fellow runners and discover this awe inspiring City than to come along and get involved. The majority of our members stay for drinks after each session in the Marquis and we have regular socials including Sunday Lunches, pub crawls, meals out, boat parties and an annual Christmas do.
To top that off, we also attend a number of races both home and overseas. Over the years we’ve had  running club trips all over the world! Edinburgh, Nice, Reykjavik, Budapest and Riga to name a few. This year we have a big one planned for Valencia in November.
Many people run their very first half or even full marathon with the club and receive a lot of support and advice along the way.