Welcome to our running group

Next run: Thursday 21 March 2019

About our group

RTW runners is a running group which is open to people of all abilities. The group is led by Joe Watts, who is an England Athletics qualified Coach in Running Fitness & Personal Trainer and supported by Claire Henry, an England Athletics qualified Leader in Running Fitness. 

Joe’s aim is to get the best out of anyone who would like to improve their running, whether it be their technique, speed, frequency or if you just want to run with other like-minded people. So, whether you’re a first timer, returning from injury or want to improve your fitness & endurance, come along to one of our sessions and you'll be in safe hands.

Monday night "all abilities"  sessions are tailored for the individuals who are attending and no one gets left behind with runners allocated into groups based on ability. The variety of sessions include - reps, fartlek (speed play), hills and parlauf (continuous relays) with active jog/walk recovery between efforts.

In the Spring and Summer months these sessions take place on playing fields. In the Autumn and Winter months the sessions take place on quiet, local roads (a hi visabilty and reflective vest is compulsory on evening runs).

Sunday and Tuesday morning "Zero to 30" beginner sessions are suitable for those who have little or no experience of running or for people returning from injury/illness and who would like to gradually improve their fitness over time. We run these as an 8 week beginner plan which takes people from walking and gradually builds them up to jogging continuously for 30 minutes by the end of the plan. 

From January 2019, we'll also be running a "Beginner Plus" programme on Sunday mornings. These sessions are designed to be the perfect next step for those who have completed our "zero to 30" plan where we will be focusing on improving speed and stamina over the 30 minutes continuous run. 

We also offer two further options during the week. Our 'Drop and Run' group meet on Wednesdays at 8:30am and there's another "all abilities" social group run on Thursdays at 8pm. 

These two sessions will be led by Claire Henry and are ideal for those who have some running experience and are looking to improve their fitness in a fun and social environment. In both cases, we'll be covering different routes around the local area and sessions will include some games and exercises designed to improve speed and strength.

Contact details

Joseph Watts - Group Leader


Meet our run leaders

Our locations


The Ridgewaye at the entrance to the playing fields

Pembury Road car park

Outside Sweaty Betty, High St, Tunbridge Wells

Outside Sweaty Betty, High St, Tunbridge Wells

Meet close to the entrance coming from Yew Tree Road

Meet outside The Mead School gates

The Ridgeway close to the entrance on Yew Tree Road