The club hosts a massive group run along the River Thames every Wednesday afternoon during term time. You can see the sights of London’s, meet new friends and get fit at the same time. We have music blaring from bluetooth speakers and regular workout breaks, allowing slower runners to catch up. Meet at 2pm at our meet points (see below). First run is on the 5th October.
1. HOW DO I SIGN UP FOR THE RUN?
There’s no need to sign up – just show up! Anyone can come to our group run. For event updates, please join our facebook group.
2. IS THERE A FEE?
Nope. Our group run is FREE for for all King’s Students, King’s Staff and KCLSU staff. That being said, if you want to access our Friday evening circuit training and other member benefits, you should take up our dirt cheap social membership – just £15.
3. WHAT DISTANCE DO YOU TYPICALLY RUN?
The Bootcamp run is approx. 8 km long. We run at an average pace of 6min / km with plenty of workout breaks – which are perfect opportunities for slower runners can catch up with the faster ones. There is usually an option for a shortcut so you can run only 6 to 7 km. Even if you haven’t run a 5K before, these sessions are perfect training as you’ll never be running more than 2K at any one time.
4. WHERE DO YOU MEET UP?
2pm at our meet points at Strand and Guys. Macadam Reception for Strand and West Wing reception for Guys.
5. IS THERE A BAG CHECK AVAILABLE?
Yes, before the group run, there is an opportunity to store your clothes & bags securely. There are also toilets, changing facilities and showers and both start points.
6. WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE RUN?
After the run (typically around 1530) we head to a bar to grab a few drinks. Like in any bar, there is a wide selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
7. DOES EVERYONE GO AS THEY ARE TO THE BAR AFTERWARDS? OR IS THERE SOMEWHERE TO GET CHANGED?
Most people go as they are, but of course you can get changed.
8. WHAT MUSIC DO YOU PLAY?
It varies from run to run, but it’s always good running music! We carry a bunch of Ultimate Ears bluetooth speakers so London knows that King’s are coming!
9. I’VE NEVER REALLY RUN BEFORE, IS THIS FOR ME?
YES! The group run is aimed at people at all stages of running who want to run as part of a group and do some circuit training as well. It’s also a great way of seeing the sights!
10. WHAT EXACTLY DO YOU MEAN BY ‘Exercise Stops’?’
At selected intervals during the run, we stop and do some exercises. This has the benefit of allowing the slower runners to catch up as well. The type of exercises we do changes each week, but normally we do; press-ups, squats, jumping jacks, burpees, and squat jumps. The exercises are done in Tabata style which means we do the exercise 8 times for 20 seconds with 10 seconds rest.