Loughton Running Meet Ups
Our Loughton running club – West Essex Runners – is a casual, relaxed and inclusive meet up! We currently meet at Roding Valley Recreation Ground, by the Tennis courts on Sunday mornings at 10am and Wednesday evenings at 7pm (during BST). Here’s a pin on Google Maps. This is subject to change, so drop your email below to be kept up to date.
Roding Valley Recreation Ground is mostly grass with some pavements and even has a grass running track which we sometimes use. It’s also pretty flat!
Your Coach – Elle
And, incase you’re wondering who I am, I’m Elle and I live in Loughton too. I’m a qualified Leader in Running Fitness (via England Athletics) as well as being a Fitness Professional – Personal Trainer & Group Exercise – and Cycling Coach.
I’m not a fan of ‘traditional’ running or athletics clubs – I run because I enjoy getting outdoors and also enjoy meeting new people.
I try to be a regular at our local parkrun at Roding Valley Recreation Ground on Saturdays to help me keep consistent, as I’m a serial re-starter runner, but I own that and am proud of it tbh.
The sessions are free, I’m not looking to sell you anything, I’m just keen to keep my own running consistent (accountability is key), and spend some time in our community. And please don’t think you’re not fit enough… the sessions are suitable for everyone.
Sun @ 10:00am
Roding Valley Recreation ground, OFF Roding Rd, Loughton IG10 3LQ
Meeting at Roding Valley Recreation Ground, by the Tennis Courts (What3Words: ///limes.exams.shop), join us for a group warm up, running fitness session (usually intervals) before cooling down and heading off.
When the clocks change, we’ll also add a weeknight evening. It previously was Weds @ 7:00pm.
Yes, you read it right, West Essex Runners (Loughton) is completely FREE! Just sign up with your email address below and you gain full access to all Loughton running meet-up sessions.
By signing up, you can join us for as many sessions as you like and we send out useful bits of running information as well via email.
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West Essex Runners (Loughton) Gallery
A few snaps (when I remember) from after our sessions.
Frequently Asked Questions
The more the merrier! And if said person wants to be kept up to date, forward them a link to this page and they can add their info here or in the form above.
So the sessions will be time based rather than distance, so you do what you can in the time, if that makes sense? We’ll be out for max 1 hour which will include meeting, warm up, the main session and cool down.
Whether your goal is to start running, return to running, to run a 5k / 10k or half marathon… there’s a place for every pace.
If you’ve ever done C25K, you’ll know it isn’t exactly the best format, especially for in a group. I do however encourage you to download the app, and do the C25K runs in between our sessions. You don’t have to follow the exact timeline they prescribe, but you’ll end up stronger, faster and fitter than doing C25K alone. Because running loves consistency.
I’m sure once we meet, you’ll find someone who you can meet between sessions for a little more accountability to do the C25K sessions (should you choose).
I promise you have nothing to worry about, and nor are you alone. This video – https://www.instagram.com/reel… – was me returning to a run club last year 😅 Feel the fear, and do it anyway.
Water, and appropriate layers. You might wanna peel off a layer after warming up (… you might not!). If it’s windy, a windproof jacket, if it’s a bit drizzly, then a raincoat. No such thing as bad weather…
You sure can! Feel free to join whenever suits you. I’ll send all info out via this mailing list. You can also unsubscribe at any time using the link at the bottom of the email. I won’t be offended lol
Any other questions you have just reply to any of my emails, or get in touch via my Contact Page.
Your Reading List:
Cooper Run Test
Use this 12 minute workout to test and benchmark your running fitness.
Nike Pegasus Trail 4
My go to running shoes for Roding Valley Recreation Ground especially when it gets cold and wet.
Use this post run stretch and recovery guide to stay injury free on your running journey.