Club Info

Wimbledon Windmilers is one of the biggest running and triathlon clubs in London and we think it's the most friendly and welcoming with around 600 members of all ages and a wide range of abilities. Whether you're an experienced athlete or you're just starting out and want to meet people of the same level then you'll be in great company for training (and socialising!).

The best place to start is our Sunday morning (see the Photo Story) club runs. The club competes at all levels in a variety of races including the Surrey League Cross Country, MABAC Running League, club relays, 5Ks to marathons to ultramarathons, triathlons and adventure races.

Our coached and coach led run training sessions are as follows: Tuesday evening (speedwork), Thursday evening (hill training), Saturday mornings (track), and Sunday mornings (3, 5, 7, 11 miles and longer). As you'd expect when we're not training there is also a very active social side to the club.

We also have a thriving triathlon section, with coached swim sessions on Mondays, as well as cycling on Saturdays (and in summer on Wednesday evenings). We cater for all abilities. See the "triathlon" tab above for more details.

If you would like to come and find out more then feel free to try out any of our training sessions. If you like it then you can decide to join. Or if you'd like to ask us any questions before you come along please drop us a note to enquiry@windmilers.org.uk or membership@windmilers.org.uk  and we'll get back to you asap!

We are aware of the mix of fast, slow, novices, middle distance, endurance and ultra runners as well as triathletes within the Club and the concept of group training is to encourage everyone to train together to form a bond and support one another. Our weekly training sessions offer speed, hill runs, individually tailored training, swimming, cycling and upper body and core stability sessions. In most cases, the sessions are generalised, allowing the individual to put in their own required effort. We offer something for everyone six days of the week. For more details of the individual sessions please see TRAINING.

 

Sunday - Social Runs

For introduction to the Club and social runs. All runs start at the Windmill on Wimbledon Common.

10.00 am. 3 Miles, with stops for re-grouping, usually led by a coach. Suitable for beginners and social runners. Usually on the common.             

10.00 am. 5-7 Miles, with stops for re-grouping, usually led by coaches. May stay on the common or go in to Richmond Park.

09.30 am. Runners meet to do longer runs (11 miles plus). These are not supervised by coaches. Everyone runs at their individually chosen pace so they need to know the route.
09.00 am. Led by a coach for steady paced 10-12 miles, plus marathon training. Stops for re-grouping. Suitable for all levels.

Monday - Swimming

19.15 pm and 20.15 pm at Wimbledon College, Edge Hill.

Coached swimming sessions in a local swimming pool. Two sittings, the first is suitable for all abilities as long as they can swim front crawl for 100m. This is followed by a second session for more experienced swimmers.

Tuesday - Run Training

19.00 pm at Wimbledon Rugby Football Club, Barham Road.

Speed work and fartlek sessions. On the roads during winter and on the common during summer. April-August, end of the month 3 mile handicap races.

PROtraining offers an individually tailored training session.

Wednesday - Cycle training (summer only)

19.15 pm at Spankers Hill Wood Car Park, Richmond Park. (May-September)

Coach-led cycling sessions, including brick work (running and cycling) for triathlon training.

Thursday - Run Training

19.00 pm at Wimbledon Rugby Football Club, Barham Road.

Hill repetitions and fartlek sessions, on the roads during winter and on the common and Richmond Park during summer.

Saturday Track Training and long bike rides

09.30 am. Track sessions held at Wimbledon Park Track. Warm up drills with plyometrics. Upper body and core stability work at the end.
08:30 or 09.00 am . Long cycle rides. Meet at Starbucks in Wimbledon.

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