Serpentine Beginners' Running

Graduates from the beginners group

We welcome runners of all abilities to the club and provide a safe, friendly enviroment for a beginner to progress and have fun running.

Beginners' Running Courses

Periodically we organise running courses for beginners.  Our beginner runners range from those at who want to move from walking to running for the first time to those who want to return to running after an absence or who are targetting a first race. 

Interested? The details of scheduled beginners courses and details for sign-up is here.

Beginners at club runs

The inclusive nature of Serpentine means that beginners and social runners are always welcome to participate in our club runs on Saturday mornings and Wednesday evenings.  If you can run 7km (4.3 miles) in under 50 minutes (7 minutes/km) you are welcome to join one of our club runs.  There are always a range of speeds and abilities among the many members who show up, and runners are encouraged to stick together within pace groups and keep an eye out for one another.    If you are not yet able to run this distance or it takes you longer than 50 minutes sign up for the Beginners' Course, so that we can help you develop you running.

Health and medical conditions

Unfortunately we are not in a position to give specific medical advice. If you are unsure of whether or not you should participate in our club runs because you are concerned about your health or have a medical condition, you should consult a doctor or medical professional.

If you are very overweight or over 40, and haven't exercised for some time, you are also advised to consult a doctor or medical professional before starting running.

More information about starting to run

For any further information about joining the club as a beginner do contact our Club Runs representative, or come down to the start of the Saturday club runs (at 09:45 at Hyde Park Bandstand, except on first Saturday of the month) and chat to us.