Training newsletter

Hi Windmilers! Pasted below is the training email sent out yesterday. If you would like to receive this in your inbox just go to your account and opt in. Thank you! Kate 


5k time trial on the track

Do you enjoy running Parkrun?  Do you fancy seeing how fast you could run 5 km on the track?  Then come along to Wimbledon Park track on Saturday 21 March for 9.40 registration, kick off at 10.20.  All speeds welcome.  We also need volunteers.  contact Andrew Black and Neil Guthrie if you can help with timing, registration or pacing.  

Storm Ciara Sunday 9 February - NO SOCIAL RUN TODAY

Due to high winds the Windmilers have decided to cancel today's social run from Wimbledon Windmill (usually 10 am).  Please note that all the Royal Parks and Morden Hall Park will be closed.  Stay safe everyone!

Marathon training session followed by Marathon Q&A Thursday 30 January

Got your first or second marathon coming up? We present an evening of marathon excitement open to members and non-members.  We start at 19:15 with the choice of a speed-endurance session or a hill training session. It'll be oriented towards novice marathon runners.  

Saturday Track - 22nd June

There are a few events on the Track this coming Saturday, so the track itself will not be available.

The plan then is to meet at 10:00am at Revelstoke Road entrance to Wimbledon Park. Easy warm-up run to King George's Park, 5 - 6 x 800m on flatish course in King George's Park. Hopefully we shall see you there.

Thursday 1 February - Time to Talk Day #runandtalk

Windmilers are joining in Time to Talk Day #runandtalk, come along early to Belgrave Hall (and feel free to invite friends and neighbours) for a short talk at 7.00 pm by club member Steph Nimmo on running and mental health.  We will then head off as one group to do a paarlauf, all speeds welcome.  Afterwards we'll go to the Swan pub for informal drinks.

Want a change from the Parkrun? try Windmilers' track training!

We'd love to welcome newcomers and old hands to Wimbledon Park Track on Saturday mornings - old hands, note the new start time of 10 am, get there 09.50 to be ready to start promptly.  If you've never tried it before, come in good time & chat to the coach before we start, the sessions are suitable for runners of all speeds. Any questions contact

Training in the festive season

Windmiler training keeps going right up to Christmas - we will be swimming on Mon 18th, running on Tues 19th, Thurs 21st, Sat 23rd and Christmas Eve.  We'll also have a Boxing Day run at 10 am on Tues 26th December, from Wimbledon Windmill; that's then it until Sun 31st Dec when we resume running; swimming takes a 2-week break, and will restart on Mon 8th January.

The light evenings are here: try Windmilers' midweek training!

Whether you're new to Windmilers' midweek training or just haven't been for a long time - why not give it a go?   We meet twice a week on Tuesdays & Thursdays at Belgrave Hall (Wimbledon Village). Get there in good time (we start at 7.15), ring the bell, and the coach will buzz you in.  We meet upstairs in the back room; there are changing rooms and showers. Non-members are welcome to try one or two sessions before joining.

Track not open tomorrow (Saturday 29) but planned 5K time trial will still happen

The Council have told us today that the Track is closed tomorrow (Saturday track) because of a fire this morning.

The training session (5K time trial) will still go ahead outside the track - the group will meet outside the track gate near the lake.

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