Run with us every Tuesday & Thursday

We meet at 7pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays at The Edge, Leeds University. Our sessions run in all conditions, whatever the weather, but please keep an eye out on social media as the ice sometimes gets the better of us. We require runners to wear high-visibility or reflective clothing when the clocks go back (October-March).

Current Sessions (Due to Covid)

We’ve had to make some changes to how our usual sessions work, in light of the ongoing pandemic. These sessions are only available to first and second claim 2020/21 Hyde Park Harriers.

Please see our Covid Sessions Page for more info on our temporary arrangements.

Group Runs

@ The Edge, 7pm

Each Tuesday we host group runs with a variety of routes that could include hills, flat runs and speed-work.

We have up to eight levels, from group one (beginners, returners and runners who take more than 35 minutes to run 5k) to group eight (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 are large, we will split them. Please talk to any of our leaders if you are not sure what group is best for you.

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.

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.


Held on the 1st Tuesday of the month is our well established #runandtalk session brought to you by our Mental Health Champions.  Read more here.

Kirkstall Hills

Held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, our popular Kirkstall Hills session meets outside Virgin Active, Kirkstall Road, for a 7pm start. Any abilities welcome, you can do as many or as few of the 17 hills as you like.

Progression Sessions

If a month is lucky enough to have a 5th Tuesday we encourage runners to step up a group, if they feel ready, in our Progression Session.

Strength & Speed

@ The Edge, 7pm

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

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 space such as the park or University grounds, to keep us all together.

Don’t forget to bring a drink!