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Do you want to be able to run 5km?
Join us on this FREE and friendly Beginners Programme and get started on your running journey! Join for all 6 or just book the sessions you can make.

Please note: There is nowhere to leave your belongings so arrive with only the items that you can carry!
Please cancel your booking if you can no longer make it to ensure that someone else can take your spot.

Meet Your Run Leader  
Hi, my name is Dave Feasey of South London Striders.I am a Leader in Running Fitness.  I am an experienced runner at all long distances: 5km, 10km, Half Marathon, Full Marathon and Ultra Marathon races. I love running and want to help you experience the joy that it can bring. I am also a physiotherapist working in the NHS and semi-professional football. I qualified in physiotherapy in 2022, having previously had a long career in teaching. My last position was as Head Teacher of St Thomas of Canterbury School, Mitcham. I know and love the area very well. 
I hope you will join me on this exciting journey! 

Did you know....? 
The track, being used for these sessions, was first built in 1920 and was part of the News of the World Sports Ground when the newspaper was based in Park Place. The track was home to the ‘Mitcham Athletics Club’ and world-famous athletes trained there, including Olympic medal winners and world record breakers!
The historic running track at Canons House & Grounds is free to use all year round, we hope that this programme will give you the confidence to make the most of it! To read more about the  track, please Click Here

Want to become a run leader?

Become a qualified run leader by taking the Leadership in Fitness and Running Course from England Athletics

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