Run with us every Tuesday & Thursday

Here are Hyde Park Harriers, we run 7pm sessions every Tuesday at The Edge, Leeds University. On a Thursday, we hold a different session whether it’s summer or winter. Our sessions run in all conditions, whatever the weather, 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.

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.

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.

We recommend you run in an easier group for your first session, to get a feel for how the group runs work without worrying about pace.

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.


@ Woodhouse Moor, 7pm or @ The Track, 7:30pm 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 fitness. During the winter, we continue our Track intervals sessions on every other 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. 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!

Winter Thursday

@ Bannatyne Health Club, Cardigan Fields, 7pm

Every other Thursday from September through to March, when we aren’t at the track we’ll spend an hour running on the hills of Kirkstall Road. Check spond for details of which session is happening this week.

These sessions are mixed ability, they sometimes follow a plan, but sometimes it’s just a run session: 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!

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.