If you do not feel like running or you are not an early bird, just come for the coffee and socialising from 10:45! I will have my phone juiced up and on standby throughout the morning, should you need to find us at any point.
Dress code: completely casual. Funky hats welcome.
See you there!
Rory D xxx
Clapham Common Tube Station, SW4 7AJ
Starbucks Coffee, 202-204 Clapham High St, Clapham Town, London SW4 7UD
1/ I am not a great runner - can I still join?
Yes, absolutely. Come along, whatever your level. I recommend that you are able to run for 15 mins without stopping. If you are starting out with running, or you would like an easy session to help ease you back into it, come and take a walk with us in the park instead.
2/ How far will I be running?
Between 1-2 laps of the common (depending on how far we collectively choose to go). Let me know what you feel comfortable with and feel free to take break/s in the middle if you need to.
3/ Do I need any special gear?
Not at all, all you need is a pair of trainers. You do not need to splash out on any specialist gear, but if you are planning on running, it is worth bringing a pair of running shoes as this will protect your feet much better than shoes, sandals or flip-flops. Apart from that, simply dress for the weather and wear something that you would feel comfortable running in.
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