Monday Social Run
In order to ensure this session is Covid-secure it is currently for members only; group sizes are limited so sign-up is required (via the Members-only page or on the members’ Facebook page). Please also note the slightly earlier start time of 7.10pm to assist with social distancing.
The Monday Social Run is a sociable group run on Monday nights. Most groups run around 5 miles (with a shorter option of around 4 miles), taking no more than about an hour, and with plenty of chat on the way round. It is a great session if you are new to the club. Please do introduce yourself either to a session leader or a group leader if you are new – it will be great to meet you and we are always happy to answer any questions you may have.
We meet at the Clubhouse at Trinity Fields (on the corner of Burntwood Lane and Beechcroft Road, see map here) for a 7:10pm start. There are toilets and changing space, and everything is locked when we set off so you can leave bikes and belongings there while running (although please note there are sometimes other organisations using the Clubhouse and Clapham Chasers can't accept responsibility for anything left there).
We split into a number of different pace groups:
|Group||Pace (min/mile)||Pace (min/km)||Distance (km) |
|1|| 7:00 - 7:30||4:20 - 4:40 || 8 - 9|
|2|| 8:00||5:00|| 8 - 9|
|3||8:30||5:15|| 8 - 9|
|4|| 8:45 - 9:00|| 5:25 - 5:35|| 8 - 9|
|5|| 9:15 - 9:45|| 5:45 - 6:00|| 8 - 9|
|6||9:45+||6:00+|| 8 - 9|
Groups 6 and 7 stop to regroup (and have a breather) along the route. They also both have a tail runner to make sure no-one ever gets left behind.
There are currently three different route options (with a long and short version of each), and we run them on rotation:
1. The Commons Route
2. The Tooting Route
3. The Windmill Route
While out on the run, please observe the Highway Code and use common sense at traffic lights and road crossings. Please stick to the left wherever possible, and give plenty of space to other pedestrians and cyclists.
This session runs every normal Monday but not Bank Holiday Mondays, Christmas Eve, or New Year's Eve. Any changes or unplanned session cancellations are very rare but will be posted here and on our members' Facebook page if they do happen.