Sunday Social Runs

On Sundays we train at the Wimbledon Common Windmill.  Take a  look at the photo story of one of our training sessions to get an idea of what we do.   

Coached Sunday runs - 10am:  The coached Sunday runs start at 10am and range from an easy 3 miles, to 5 miles, and 7 mile sessions.   The 3 mile "social run" is an ideal starting point (take a 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 in with any of the Sunday runs, please turn up in time for a 10am start at the Windmill car park - you'll see a bunch of other runners outside the cafe or on the grass area.  In terms of numbers we can get up to 100 runners in the summer months, but generally it's around 50 runners.

If you have any questions at all please email and someone will get back to you asap.

Longer Sunday runs - 11 miles upwards - 9:30am:  Our longer runs start at 9:30am from the Windmill and these range from 11 miles up to 21 miles.   Most people run 11, but there's a fair number that do 13 miles, or longer if marathon training.  There's a wide range of speeds on this run but everyone starts off at a reasonably slow pace heading towards the tow-path in Putney when some notch up the speed.  If you're new just introduce yourself and someone will make sure you don't get lost.  In terms of numbers, we normally get anywhere between 20 to 40 runners depending on other races on the same day.

These longer runs are of course ideal for marathon training or improving your general fitness.  In 2009 the Windmilers entered 55 runners in the London Marathon, and have many others taking part in half and full marathons (including off-road), both in the UK and overseas, throughout the year.  Whatever your pace there will be someone that runs roughly the same speed to keep you company on the run.

Afterwards! - Windmill Cafe!    All the runs end up back at the Windmill Car Park and most stop for a coffee or bite to eat at the Windmill Cafe to catch up on all the latest gossip.   This is a good chance to have a chat to the coaches or other runners if you have any questions/advice on training, races, or kit.