Beginners’ running groups

North London | Finsbury Park – Hampstead Heath – Tottenham

Taking you from 0 to 5k and beyond

  • 0-5k Beginners group
  • 5k+ Improvers group
  • Finsbury Park, Tottenham and Hampstead Heath

Like the idea of running but find it all a bit, well, painful? It doesn’t have to be. It can be fun and it can be something you can do. Even if you struggle running for the tube, I’ll help you run 5k and more.

Running is more fun if you do it with other people. People who don’t care if you’re sweaty and red-faced or how slow you’re going. Because they’re just the same as you.

We have friendly, women-only groups for complete beginners and a Improvers groups for those who want to run a bit further and work on getting faster. We welcome anyone who identifies as a woman to run with us.

We’ve been recommended by Time Out and Women’s Health magazine.

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Upcoming groups

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0-5k Beginners groups

This is a 10-week 0-5k course for complete beginners and those returning to running after a long break. We’ll start slowly and gradually build up the time you run for each week until you’re running 5k.

Finsbury Park Beginners
Saturdays, 10am

This 10-week course costs £50. There is no discount/refund for sessions you can’t make.

Improvers sessions

These sessions are designed to help you get faster and fitter. They are £6.50 each.

Finsbury Park – Tuesdays, 7pm

Hampstead Heath – Thursdays, 7pm


Completing the course has been a huge achievement for me and has had a big psychological impact – I now feel that if I apply the same determination and consistency to other things I find hard, I will overcome the hurdle and get there! I really wish I had taken on the challenge of running 20 years ago when I was walking round the school cross country route after managing only a few minutes of running with a stitch!
Thank you for all your encouragement  – would never have done it without you. Have tried to get started on my own before several times and always failed!
I’ve really, really enjoyed the running group – I’ve never been able to run for as long in one go before and I’m going to look into a half marathon at some point in the next 12 months (although I might give a 10k a go first!). It’s been an ambition of mine for years to be able to manage more than a few minutes (which I’ve never managed before).

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