About us

Whether you’re brand new to running or a seasoned pro, you’re welcome at Hyde Park Harriers.

From complete beginner to super speedy, you’ll find a warm welcome at all of our running sessions.

Whatever the weather, we meet at 7pm Tuesday at The Edge, University of Leeds, and Thursday 7pm at either the park, Virgin Active at Cardigan Fields, or Carnegie Centre for Sport at 7:30pm if it’s a track interval session.

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

Group Runs

Twelve groups offering variety of routes that include hills, flat runs and speedwork.

From Group One (beginners, returners and runners who take more than 35 minutes to run 5k) to Group twelve (comfortably sub 40 mins for 10k) no-one is too slow – you’ll never be left behind and you’ll never be made to feel a nuisance.

Read more about Tuesday Sessions


Depending on the time of year, Thursday sessions will either be intervals, either in the park or at the athletics track at Beckett’s Park (alternating weeks in the summer) or, during the winter we host a hill session and intervals sessions on alternating weeks.

Check spond for more details of the session happening each week.

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.

Read more about Thursday Sessions

Where is The Edge?

Located on the University of Leeds’ main campus just 5 minutes walk from the city centre, the Edge is perfectly positioned for easy access for all Leeds based runners. Once at the Edge, please let reception know you are there to run with Hyde Park Harriers and they will make the changing facilities and toilets available to you.

Address: The Edge, University of Leeds, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, LS2 9JT.

By Car: The Edge is located on the University of Leeds’ main campus. You can access The Edge by car via the main campus entrance located next to the Parkinson Building on Woodhouse Lane. Once through the barriers please follow the signs to the sports centre.

Parking: Car parking at The Edge is free for members of Hyde Park Harriers on Tuesday’s and Thursdays for 2 hours. A code is required from reception. Payment upon leaving is required for those without a code.

By Bus: The Edge is easy to access via a number of bus routes in the city. The Leeds City Bus stops on Clarendon Way, just 200 yards from The Edge opposite the LGI. Alternatively, a number of buses run to Woodhouse Lane which is a short walk through campus. For details and to plan your journey by bus please click here.

By Bike: Bike racks are located just outside The Edge, and plenty of our runners cycle to sessions as a cross training activity before and after a running session.