We believe that training together is always better - there are tonnes of training plans out there on the internet, but nothing beats the motivation and connection of teamping up with friends to overcome the challenge in front of you. The huddle is greater than the hurdle, as we like to say. Check out our close friends and favourite running clubs and crews, along with where and when to find them.
For the Newbies
Whether you’re just beginning to run, or simply intimidated by many other groups out there, look no further than the absolutely wonderfully lovely BackPackers.
Thursdays at 6:45pm, Lululemon Regent St
For the Mindful-Minded
In these times oversaturated by ‘PB PB PB, fast fast fast, skinny skinny skinny, perfect perfect perfect’, the Cagerunners’ mindful approach to moving is both refreshing and sorely needed.
Weds 6:45pm Lululemon, Old Spitalfields Market
For Those Who Like To Change It Up
East London Runners are a fantastic club with great infrastructure, whose vests can be spotted at the front of races all over London.
Mondays at 6:45pm, Ashton Playing Fields (Speed Session)
Wednesdays at 6:45pm, Wanstead Leisure Centre (10K)
For Those Who Want To Give Back
GoodGym is pure genius. It combines two essential human needs: to feel healthy and good about ourselves, and to give back to help others.
Tuesdays at 6:45pm GoodGym Hackney, E5 Bakehouse
Wednesdays at 6:15pm GoodGym Westminster, New Balance Store
For The Fit Foodies
If you’re looking for the best brunch and cafe spots in London - and for the healthy, scenic route to get there, LDN Brunch Club is for you.
Wednesdays at 6:30pm, BaseFit Shoreditch (Strength & Conditioning)
Sundays 10am, Hackney
For Music Fans + Night Owls Who Like To Party
Fun is the name of the Midnight Runners club game - this crew sure knows how to party.
Tuesdays at 7:30pm, Camino Blackfriars (Music 10K Bootcamp)
Thursdays at 6:30pm, Mile End track (Track Session)
Midnight Run, last Friday of the month and ends up at nightclub, check Facebook group for details
Sundays at 10am, country trails (Most weeks)
#JustShowUp and Find Out For Yourself...
One word: dedication. This weatherproof tribe assembles every Wednesday at 6:29am, in 34 cities across the globe, rain, shine, storm, snow - no matter what.
Wednesdays at 6:29am, Duke of York Column
For Your Favourite Local
If you are looking for a smaller, more intimate running community in East London, Run Club East are a great shout.
Mondays at 7pm, As Nature Intended, Stratford
For Those Looking For Belonging
Run Dem Crew is everything beyond the run - this remarkable family inspires us so much, and Charlie Dark has such a way with words that it’s hard to do them justice.
Varies, check website for membership info
For Dedicated Track Runners
Track Mafia leader Cory, aka BitBeefy, is the coach you’ll love to hate. A session with them will leave you feeling ‘never before has so much pain been so enjoyable’.
Thursdays 6:45pm, Paddington Recreation Ground
Do It For The PB Academy
Paul Baines is the man over in East London. Intervals on the track with the likes of Little Darren are going to improve your speed, strength and form in no time.
Thursdays at 6:45pm, Mile End track
Join For The Heritage
Everybody recognises a Serpies vest, and there are now almost 2000 members of this iconic running & triathlon club.
Varied, check their schedule online here.