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’ll run together as a group and gradually build up our distance week after week. If you want to start running, and more importantly, start enjoying running – join us.

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.

Upcoming groups

Please read the FAQs page before signing up for a group.

0-5k Beginners

Please read the instructions below before signing up.

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.

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

Signing up…

Visit the Run Together website via the links below. You must tick the first session to pay for the course to secure your place on the course. Please tick to attend all remaining weeks whether you can attend them or not.

Finsbury Park Beginners
Saturdays, 10am

Hampstead Heath Beginners
(Meets at Gospel Oak station)
Tuesdays, 7pm

Tottenham Beginners
(Downhills Park)
Thursdays, 7pm

Improvers – Finsbury Park

Tuesdays, 7pm

To be notified when new groups start, you can sign up to my email list via the box at the bottom of this page.


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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Keep in touch

If you’d like to find out more or sign-up for either running group, just pop your details in the box below and I’ll be in touch.