Saturday Morning Runs

We're delighted that our group club runs are back every Saturday morning. With the Covid-19 pandemic still ongoing, we are having to organise the runs differently, so everyone can participate safely, and you will need to register in advance.  See details below... 

All particpants are reminded that if they or a household member are unwell they are not to attend club activities and to follow Public Health and government guidance. If they have been involved in any club activities within 14 days before or after becoming unwell or receiving a positive test they must inform the club Covid Coordinator Liz Ayres 
Booking a place on the session confirms you are fit and not required to self isolate as per Government and Public Health guidance.

Pre-run registration

You have to sign up in advance – so that we can comply with the 'rule of six' and allow for contact tracing in case of Covid cases in the Club.

Sign up before noon on Friday.

Run groups

You will be placed into different run-groups of no more than six people. The grouping is based on mainly pace and route, but please feel free to let us know if you have any preferred run buddies. Please also let us know if you could be a 'run group leader', who will make sure newcomers follow the routes and the pace is roughly what is advertised.


You have a choice of two routes – 2 parks (4.3 miles) and 3 parks (7.2 miles).

We are hoping to restart the 2-and-a-half parks route and longer runs if there is demand in the near future. We will then have to go through the necessary procedures to ensure Covid compliance.


Pace groups currently on offer are 7:00/mile, 7:30, 8:00, 8:30, 9:00-10:00, 10:00-12:00, and a 'Beginner's Course'.

Start time

Each group will have a designated start time between 9:45am and 10:15am (likely to be in 5 or 10 min intervals) – you will be informed by email prior to the run. Please be on time when your group goes, as there is no guarantee of re-assigning of groups if you’re late.

Start location - Hyde Park Bandstand

Under the current Covid-19 restrictions please note that the Saturday club runs will be starting from the Hyde Park Bandstand rather than the usual Seymour Centre. Consequently, there is currently no bag drop or bike watching facility offered so please arrive ready to run.

Other do's and don'ts

  • We ask runners not to wear headphones when taking part in club runs.
  • Non-members are welcome to come and try us out. Hopefully you'll like us enough to join the club - we ask that you join if you want to come again.

And finally...

It is important that we adhere to England Athletics’ Guidance (see here) on these club runs. These are official club activities as outlined in our Covid-19 risk assessment, therefore please be aware of and abide by the related restrictions - we all have a part to play in making this safe and enjoyable. Any queries, please feel free to email our Club Runs Lead Sid Wills and Participation Rep Hans Ho.

Hope to see many of you (in a safe social distance!) in these runs!  We also look forward to welcoming those who have just joined us.