Running

About

We are one of the friendliest clubs at Barts that welcomes runners of all abilities from the medical and dental schools as well as allied courses. Whether you are a complete beginner or a seasoned runner, our training sessions and races throughout the year can help you achieve your goals!

 

?? We are five-time winners of the United Hospitals Bannister Cup! ??

?? Association Dinner Awards - "Most Improved Club" (2019/20)

                                                     "Committee of the Year" (2020/21)

Taster Session

No matter your ability, come to the first FREE track taster session of the year on 04/10/2023

Training

Our regular sessions are:

  • Wednesday: interval training with a coach at Mile End Athletics Track @16:00.
  • Saturday: Parkruns hosted across London @09:00.
  • Sunday: morning social run @09:00, followed by coffee

*Check out our Facebook page for week to week training and social event details*

Equipment: Running trainers

Commitment levels required:

We pride ourselves on the fact that we cater for athletes of all abilities.

Come to any amount of running and social events as your heart (and legs) desire!

If you are committed to other sports, definitely come to any of our sessions and races to improve your general fitness.

Competitions

LUCA (London Universities and Colleges Athletics) organise various fixtures that allow London Universities to compete against each other. For example:

  • LUCA Cross Country series on five Wednesday afternoons in parks around London for all abilities, and we enjoy going for a drink and pizza social afterwards
  • LUCA Indoor Athletics series
  • LUCA Outdoor Atheltics series

Other events:

  • BUCS National Cross Country Championships – location TBC, February 2024
  • Vitality Big Half – September 2024
  • Other 5K & 10K races, Fell races and marathons/half-marathons held locally and afar for you to develop and work towards your personal goals or just take part in a one off event!
  • London Marathon – October 2024

Club Socials

  • Fresher’s Curry on Wednesday 20th of September
  • Multiple Cheese and Wine evenings throughout the year - a club favourite!
  • Christmas dinner in December
  • Wednesday ‘Tables’ events at the Griff Inn 
  • Wednesday evening non-drinking socials 
  • Various pre-run pasta parties and post-run coffees and brunches
  • Club Tours - one domestic (BUCS tour) and one international in Easter

How to get involved

1. Join the Facebook group and get in contact with the club committee members
2. Come to our fresher's curry on Wednesday 20th September!

3. Attend the taster session - this first session is free! (on 4th Oct 2023)
4. Purchase your subs - on this page under 'join', at the Hub (Mile End), or BLSA reception (Whitechapel)
5. Enjoy! Attend the training sessions and sign up for the various competitions

COVID-19

The safety of our members comes first and foremost for us, and we're committed to providing our training and social events in a COVID-19 safe environment. Our policy for doing this will always reflect the current goverment guidelines, and may involve the use of test and trace, mask wearing or social distancing, for example, where appropriate.

Personal Fitness

QMSU offers a gym on the Mile End campus, Qmotion, as well as a sister-gym in Charterhouse Square, Fitness to Practice, both with competitive student membership rates. This is ideal for students who want to purchase a gym membership - which is separate from a Club Sport subs - to improve and maintain peak physical fitness.

With every gym membership, you get a free 60 minute one-to-one session with trained instructors which includes:

  • A personalised gym programme tailored to your own fitness goals;
  • A full demonstration of exercise and techniques, and guidance on resistance machines;
  • Information and advice on nutrition;
  • A 60 minute review session every 6-8 weeks to re-evaluate and re-customise a new programme to avoid plateaus.

Contact Details

President - Joseph Thompson (07415 484682running@bartslondon.com)
Cross Country Captain - Lydia Watson
Road Captain - Darpan Rekhi
Track Captain - Alex Ribera-Edwards
Treasurer - Arvind Badri
Publicity Officer - Chris Harrop
Social Secretaries - Nayana Jain and Diya Launay
Alumni Officer - Callum Campbell
Volunteering & Fundraising Officer - Maya Keirella 
Welfare Officer - Maryam Hussain
 
For more photos check out our Instagram page and Facebook page!
 
 
 
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