Sunday Social Runs

On Sundays we train from the Wimbledon Common Windmill.

Coached Sunday runs - 10am: The coached runs start at 10am and include 3, 5 and 7 mile options. The 3 mile 'social run' is an ideal starting point (look at the Windmilers Social Run, Sunday Morning Photo Story to get an idea of what happens). Don't worry about being too slow - this session is designed for all abilities.

If you want to join any of the coached runs, please turn up in time for a 10am start at the Windmill car park - you'll see a bunch of runners outside the café or on the grass. We get up to 100 runners in the summer, but generally it's around 50.

If you have any questions, please email and someone will get back to you.

Longer Sunday runs - 11+ miles - 9:30am: People doing longer runs start at 9:30am from the Windmill and range from 11 miles up to 21 miles. Most run 11, but there's a fair number that will go longer if marathon training. There's a wide range of speeds but everyone starts off at a reasonably steady pace heading towards the towpath in Putney, where some notch up the speed. If you're new, introduce yourself and someone will make sure you don't get lost. We normally get anywhere between 20 to 40 runners depending on other races on the same day.

These longer runs are ideal for marathon training or for improving general fitness. Whatever your pace, there's likely to be someone at roughly the same speed to keep you company - but please note these are not coached sessions.

Afterwards, Windmill Café! All the runs end up back at the Windmill carpark and many runners stop for a coffee or bite to eat at the café to catch up on the gossip. This is a chance to have a chat to coaches or other runners if you have questions or suggestions on training, races or kit.