Harriers stage women’s free running sessions in Lloyd Park

Croydon Harriers are holding women-only training sessions for absolute beginners and improvers to get them ready to take part in their first Parkrun, or to improve their personal best. Photo: Mike King

Croydon Harriers is starting its first “Couch to Parkrun” all-female running group.

Parkrun is the 5-kilometre (just a little more than 3 miles) timed fun run which is staged at 9am every Saturday; in and around Croydon, there are Parkruns established at Lloyd Park, Roundshaw Downs, Brockwell Park, Banstead Woods and Tooting Bec, among others.

All staged at the same time, over the same distance, they attract hundreds of people each week, keen to measure their performance and improvement. The events provide challenges for runners of all levels.

Now Croydon’s biggest athletics club is offering women of any age a chance to start running, or offering a group to train with, at weekly free sessions.

All these sessions are run by experienced coaches, staged in a relaxed environment and open to all abilities.

“These runs will put you well on the way to completing your first Parkrun or lowering your Parkrun personal best,” say the organisers. “So what are you waiting for? Come along and get involved!”

The running group meets by Parklife Café at 10am every Sunday, through until December 17. It’s an all-female running group, with minimum age 11 and no upper age limit!

All enquiries: matt.kiernan@croydonharriers.com


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