Club Nights

We’ve got two club nights throughout the week and club members organise lots of other runs amongst themselves.

Tuesday Nights

Tuesday night is the principal club night. Come along and we’ll help you choose a group to run with at a suitable pace and distance.

We usually begin with club notices, followed by a quick warm up and a short ‘social’ jog, after which we break into different groups at a suitable pace for a run that usually lasts up to an hour.  Each week we rotate through a number of pre-arranged routes of varying distance.  These routes are available here for you to use at any time.

Adopting a routine of running on Tuesday nights helps you improve your fitness and as we run together in groups you’ll soon get to know other members of the club.

The Handicap

The first Tuesday of each month features the long-standing HANDICAP, an opportunity to really challenge yourself and test your stamina and speed in a lung-busting 2-mile race around the streets of Dulwich.

The interesting part?  Runners start at different times, with quicker ones starting last so everyone is in with the chance of winning that month’s race.

Points are awarded each month based on your finishing position and these count towards an annual trophy. Over the course of the year seemingly insurmountable leads can disappear as starting times are adjusted each month. And there are sometimes a few surprise prizes too!

Once you’ve recovered your breath we decamp to a nearby hostelry in Dulwich Village for some well-earned refuelling.

Thursday Nights: Speed or Hill Sessions

So you want to get faster, stronger and develop your stamina? Excellent. Come along to our Thursday night coached sessions when we either run on the track at Dulwich College, or suitable hills or street circuits to work on a series of repeats at different speeds and distances. Running technique is also included and the sessions provide the ideal opportunity to train towards a personal best (PB).

The usual meet time is 7.30pm (this can vary) at the club for a quick warm up and we then jog to the chosen location for the evening.  Find out which level of training would be suitable by talking to the coach on a Tuesday evening.

Other Club Runs

Joining a club provides additional opportunities for members to arrange to run together informally at times of their own choosing.
There are often small groups meeting on Saturday and Sunday mornings throughout the year, maybe just for a social run, or maybe for more serious training runs to prepare for a race. Or you might simply buddy up with another member to motivate each other to run at other times during the week. It’s one of the great benefits of joining DPR, knowing you can arrange to meet up with someone for a run.

If you like the sound of our club nights, why not pop along and come for a run with us on a Tuesday and see what you think. Just let us know you’re coming and we’ll see you on Tuesday!