Run with us every Tuesday & Thursday

Here at Hyde Park Harriers, we run 7pm sessions every Tuesday at The Edge, Leeds University. On a Thursday, we hold different sessions depending on the season. Our sessions run in all conditions and throughout the year, but please keep an eye out on social media and Spond as the ice or hot conditions sometimes get the better of us. High-visibility or reflective clothing is mandatory when it is dark whilst running (Sept-March), and highly recommend all year round.

For more information on sessions, read on below and join our Spond Group to sign up for weekly sessions. You’ll need £1 to use the lockers at the Edge.

Please note that Hyde Park Harriers is an adults-only run club. Anyone attending our sessions must be 18 or over to participate.

Please also note that our sessions are led by volunteers, many (but not all) of whom hold qualifications from England Athletics (such as Leadership in Running Fitness (LiRF) or Coach in Running Fitness (CiRF)). If you have any queries or concerns, please speak to the leader of the relevant session or contact the committee via

Where We Meet

We meet at the concrete steps off Finsbury Road, near The Edge (Leeds Uni) Gym.

  • We gather at the steps, not at the doors. You can find us here: What3Words: face.frost.sushi
  • Nobody is to use the main entrance of The Edge, or gather close to the entrance doors, please.
  • If you need to use lockers, toilets or changing rooms in The Edge, you should use the ‘Welcome to the Exhibition Centre’ side door. There will be someone there to let you in before the session. The doors are here: What3Words: needed.asset.dimes
  • The Edge staff require that we close the door once we go for our run, so this will be shut at 7pm prompt.

Register to Run

You must register on Spond before you can run with us.

  • Anyone can run with us, but they will need to have registered on Spond beforehand, so that we have their contact details and ICE* information. Follow this link or hit the button below to register and sign up for sessions.
  • Invites are issued every Sunday evening for the following week’s sessions.
  • Groups are usually limited to 20 and leaders will check Spond against their registered list before they set off to run. If you’ve not signed up to a group prior to the session, you risk not being able to run with your chosen group if it’s already at capacity.

(*ICE: In Case of Emergency)

Group Runs

@ The Edge, 7pm

Each Tuesday we host sociable group runs with a variety of routes around Leeds.

We have up to twelve levels, from group one (beginners, returners and runners who take more than 35 minutes to run 5k) to group twelve (comfortable running sub-40 mins for 10k). Take a look at our group paces here:

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We have a number of qualified or experienced group leaders, many of whom have formal qualifications. If the groups exceed 20 people, we will split them. Please talk to any of our leaders if you are not sure what group is best for you.

We recommend you run in an easier group for your first session, to get a feel for how the group runs work without worrying that you’ll keep up.

If you’re new to running and not sure of your speed, then don’t worry. Nobody is too slow – you’ll never be left behind and you’ll never be made to feel a nuisance.

Progression weeks – on the first Tuesday of each month all our groups will be ~15 minutes shorter and ran at the slower end of the specified pace range, this is to give people the opportunity try a group above what they’re used to. The weeks designated as progression weeks will be followed by an optional social (location confirmed nearer the time on Spond)

Intervals (Summer)

@ Woodhouse Moor, 7pm or @ The Track, 7:00pm at Beckett’s Park (see Spond for location and session details).

On Thursdays from April to September, we’ll spend an hour doing a mix of drills, intervals, strength work and general stretching to improve all-round ability.

These sessions are mixed ability with everyone training together, so just come along and have some fun, with the added benefit of a great training session. We try and make these sessions as fun as possible, so expect team games, balance challenges and creative exercises!

We train as a group on Thursdays, so some people will run further than others, but don’t worry – we use an open spaces to keep us everyone together.

Don’t forget to bring a drink!

Intervals + Hills (Winter)

@ Bannatyne Health Club, Cardigan Fields, 7pm or @ The Track, 7:00pm at Beckett’s Park (see Spond for location and session details).

On Thursdays from September through to March we continue the interval sessions on the track but substitute the park session for Hill sessions on Kirkstall Road

Hill sessions: these sessions are mixed ability, they sometimes follow a plan, but sometimes it’s just running up the 17x hills off a stretch of Kirkstall Road: so some people will be done sooner, but everyone reconvenes at the final hill to cheer on and take a post-session group photo.

Don’t forget your high vis for the hill sessions!

Other Sessions

Our splinter sessions aim to bring something extra to Hyde Park Harriers and offer our runners some diversity within their running these sessions are held in addition to our usual groups mentioned above.


Please check Spond for sessions

Held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month is our well established #runandtalk session brought to you by our Mental Health Champions. Read more here.

Sunday Long Run

Please check Spond for sessions

As and when our leaders are available, we will run a Sunday long run as a group.

Group 0

(Our injured, tired or walking group) will be unofficial for the time being. In place of group runs on Tuesdays, if you’d like to organise a social group session you are very welcome to post any pub/cafe/walk plans in the Facebook group, and encourage others to join

Progression Sessions

Please check Spond for sessions

On the first Tuesday of each month, we’ll ask leaders to run a shorter 45-minute session at the slower end of the group’s pace range to encourage runners to step up a group, if they feel ready, in our Progression Sessions.