Elle About Town: Winter Run Club

Okay, so it’s kind of official now – Summer is over (sorry!) and there’s a distinct chill in the air. Now usually, this would have me running to my wardrobe to dig out my cosiest jumpers but for some reason, this year, I’m doing the direct opposite.

It’s time to get back into running. And I don’t plan on doing it alone.

On Thursday 27th October, I’m bringing my latest idea to life. I’ll be launching the newest run club on the block – Winter Run Club – hosted by TinyTY (tiny Timberyard) which opened just a few weeks ago in Boxpark Shoreditch (easily accessible from Liverpool Street, Old Street and surrounding). Each and every Thursday evening we’ll be meeting at TinyTY to set off at 630pm sharp.

We’ve all read a million articles about how to stay motivated to exercise right?! They always remind us that accountability and training with friends is one way (check). Next? Set yourself a goal (check). We sorted that one too! …The TinyTY pop up is gonna be sticking in this location for 6 months, so that gives us more than enough time to get in shape for the London Winter Run which will be taking place on Sunday 5th February 2017 (and then leave us a few weeks at least to celebrate!).

The 2016 Cancer Research UK London Winter Run saw over 15,000 of us runners hit the closed winter streets of London raising over £600,000 for Cancer Research UK and now for 2017 the race is set to be bigger and better than ever before. This event is too much fun and includes (optional) Polar Bear hugs, Penguin high-fives and winter themed zones; all set against the backdrop of our favourite London landmarks { find out more here }

Winter Run Club – Know It Nows


Launch Date: Thursday 27th October

Location: TinyTY, Unit 27, Boxpark Shoreditch, 2-10 Bethnal Green Road, E1 6GY

Distance: Starting between 4-6km for launch, week by week, we’ll be building up our running fitness, chatting all things running and getting social.

Time: meet 6.15pm for 6.30pm departure

Run Club Leads: Elle Linton along with Running Blogger & Iron(wo)Man in training, Helen Garcia.

Bag Drop: Yes; however space is limited so please try not to bring more than one bag

Rules: Everyone is welcome, no one gets left behind, okay?! (That’s the first rule of run club).

Everyone who comes along on launch night will be entered into a prize draw to win one of two complimentary places in the London Winter Run. But I realise not everyone will be able to make it and I don’t want anyone to miss out on the fun! So I have one extra place to giveaway to you…

Here’s how you can enter:

1. Share the image below on Instagram and / or Twitter along with the following hashtags (so I can find all entries) #TinyTYRunClub #WinterRunClub (each share is equal to one entry) 

2. Share the Facebook event on Facebook and / or Twitter along with the following hashtags  #TinyTYRunClub #WinterRunClub (each share is equal to one entry) 

You have until the end of Wednesday 26th October to get your entries in! I’ll be picking a winner on Friday 28th October 2016 so keep an eye out to find out if you are one of the lucky winners!

(Other terms & conditions: Open to entrants based in the United Kingdom only. The winner will be contacted upon being picked and will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen. There is no entry fee to enter this competition. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason. No cash alternative to the prize will be offered. Entry into the competition will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions)

Cannot wait to get running again; hopefully see as many of you as possible at Winter Run Club!

What race are you training for next?! Are you gonna make it down to Winter Run Club?! 

Elle 🙂 



  1. October 17, 2016 / 09:39

    I find myself hitting the treadmill so much more in the winter…here in the US where I live it is often very icy and we live in the countryside where the roads can get quite treacherous but I couldn't agree more…KEEP MOVING EVEN WHEN IT'S WINTER!

    • Elle Linton
      October 17, 2016 / 16:57

      Luckily (?!) the weather doesn't tend to get too extreme here in London, and running in the city means its warmer and the roads don't get as icy! It's been a while since I've sucked it up and got out in the cold, but no better excuse than running with others!!

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