Running Groups

Kirstie asks:

“Do you know of any running or jogging groups in Greenwich? Or even the nearby areas? I see hundred of joggers every day, but can’t find a group to join!”

The Phantom replies:

Regular readers will know that I am allergic to all forms of exercise, but I’ve found a couple of suggestions.

Serpentine look pretty serious stuff – they do hill training every Saturday up Greenwich Park’s most punishing-looking bits. I don’t find their website particularly inviting – but then unless I’m being offered a ride uphill in a comfy chair (and we all know that Old Father Thames has already nabbed Greenwich’s comfy chair) I find all sports websites scary.

If you’re feeling a little adventurous,The Greenwich Tritons are a local triathlon group – swimming, biking and running. Their website suggests novices are welcome.

I DID suggest this fledgling group – a women’s pre-work jogging group for non-marathon runners. Until eagle-eyed Anon pointed it was in Greenwich CTT.

So I’m blushing furiously, but – hey – it’s not such a bad idea. Why not start a group of happy joggers, Kirstie. If you like the idea, let me know and maybe people can email, I’ll pass them onto you and you can all meet up for a run first thing in the morning? ‘Fraid I won’t be joining you though…

5 Comments to “Running Groups”

  1. emchandles says:

    Did this group ever get off the ground? I’d love to join… Thanks in advance!

  2. Monica says:

    A new Greenwich beginners Running Club is coming soon!

    Try the blog on

    I know the personal trainers that are setting it up!

    Hope this helps


  3. Shaun says:

    I`d be up for any running group, currently training for next years London marathon, but it would be a nice change to run with people rather than solitarily

  4. Katy says:

    I live in Blackheath and am also looking for people
    to run with! Recently run half marathon and am about to start training for Virgin London Marathon for next year. Am hoping to complete it within time of 4.45 – 5 hours so would love to meet someone who is
    similar or who can help push me a bit in my training!

    I can be contacted at following:

  5. Tom says:

    I’ve got to the stage of training for the marathon when I think a running partner will be beneficial.

    Anyone out there want to try it out?