Running in Thames Chase
It is well known that exercise in general and running in particular, is stress-busting and health-giving if undertaken sensibly. The locations afforded by Thames Chase enhance the benefits by being scenic, providing paths and being on the doorstep of the outer London urban communities. We are lucky to have this resource.
Havering ’90 Joggers (H90J) is a running group who are pleased to be a partner of Thames Chase in promoting and developing the open spaces around east London and south-west Essex for running and kindred activities. Runners share aims and needs with other users such as walkers, cyclists and horse-riders and care about our local environment.
H90J welcomes people of all levels of ability although sadly we are not currently resourced to accommodate children; our ethos is to make running as accessible as possible. Running with a club provides an infrastructure and the support network of other members helps to motivate and encourage steady development; many life long friendships are forged in the process.
Our primary activity is endurance road–running (5k plus), but not exclusively. The club and individual members participate in all types of events all year round.
Many of our members are not competitive and join for general fitness and social benefits and prefer to stick to shorter distances; we offer a ‘Learn 2 Run’ program for real beginners. Others are competing in marathons, triathlons and Challenge events
We meet on Tuesdays and Thursday evenings, so winter runs are necessarily on streets, but in summer and on Sundays all year, we get off-road as much as possible, using many of the open spaces within the remit of Thames Chase. We encourage off-road and trail running as a pleasurable and relaxing form of training.
Havering ‘90 Joggers is just one of a number of clubs and groups in the Thames Chase catchment area. If H90J doesn’t suit, another might – just get out there and have a go !
Suggested Clubs and Groups :-
Havering ‘90 Joggers
Barking Road Runners
Upminster Park Joggers
Thrift Green Trotters
Royal Caribbean Runners – Becontree : 0790 861 4958
Emerson Park Joggers : 0798 439 2861
Chafford Hundred Running Group
Silvias Striders :0794 661 1467
Alternatively refer to : www.runengland.info
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