Training Schedule

Tuesday & Thursday Evenings: We meet at 7pm at the Wimbledon Rugby Club and start running at 7:15 after a few announcements. Although there are different ability groups, you should be able to comfortably complete the social run without stopping before attending weekday sessions. These sessions are structured and include hill, speed and fartlek sessions. During the Winter evenings we run on the road, rather than on the Common, so please wear high visibility clothing. For distances see list at the bottom of this page.

Saturday Morning Track Session: A coached session takes place at Wimbledon Park Track at 9.30am on Saturday mornings (ends at 11:45am). The Club pays an annual subscription to fund all Windmilers' track fees. Our UK Athletics coaches are also available here to assist you with training and planning your own sessions.

Sunday Morning: We meet at the Wimbledon Common Windmill, Windmill Road at 10.00am for our formally coached sessions. You have the option of taking part in our 3 Miles Social Run which has plenty of stops for re-grouping with a qualified coach. Or if you prefer, you can take part in runs of 5-7 Miles with some stops. These either stay on the Common or may go into Richmond Park.

There is also a 9.00am run coached by Olwen which covers 11 miles on average unless marathon training and a 9.30am run for more experienced runners wishing to take part in longer distances from 11 miles upwards. There's generally a good ability range and always a few marathon runners. Please note this is not a formally coached or supervised session, but all new runners are very welcome to join in.

PROtrain: M & HM schedules tailored individually
Fast: Drax Ave Parlauf, 400 2 x 6
Int/Ave: Drax Ave Parlauf, 400 2 x6

Fast: 8 Miles, 8 M
Int/Ave: 4-8 Miles, 4-8 M

400m x 14
(200m rec)
600m x5 (Brighton Marathoners)

PROtrain: M & HM schedules tailored individually
Fast: Cambridge Ave to Orchard, 350m x 12
Int/Ave: Oakwood-Melbury-Laurel, 385 x8

Fast: Ladderstile gate down Coombe Hill
Int/Ave: and back to the Rugby Club

1000m (100m rec), 500m, (100m rec)
x 5

Brighton and Paris marathon 9th

PROtrain: M & HM schedules tailored individually
Fast: Hunter-Conway-Devas, 400 2x20 mins
Int/Ave: Orchard-Alric-Rosebury, 610m 2 x4-6

Fast: Wool Rd & Cottenham Drive, x6 each
Int/Ave: Hillview and Heights, 2 x12 min

600m (100m rec) x 10
600m x 5 (London Marathoners)

PROtrain: M & HM schedules tailored individually
Fast: Fartlek in the Park 8 Miles
Int/Ave: Fartlek in the Park 4-8 Miles

Fast: from Robin Hood Gate to Footbridge
Int/Ave: Standing/jog recov each end., x 4-6 M

200m, 400, 600, 800, 1000 Pyramid
(100m rec)

London Marathon 23th

MILE HANDICAP SERIES (RACE 1)
Meet at Windmill Not the Rugby club
at 7 pm

Fast: Hills on the Common, 6-7 M
Int/Ave: Hills on the Common, 4-7 M

600m, 500m, 400m, 300m, 200m, 100m
(All 100m rec)
x3