Swimming as Lockdown eases

Regular Weekly Swims

Regular club training sessions are held in Cally Pool and Holloway School. At present only the Wednesday night session at Cally Pool is available – members can sign up for sessions  and track & trace their attendance on the club Teams group.

Monday, Tuesday and Friday training sessions will reopen as lockdown eases.

Cally Pool

Wednesday 7pm – 8.30pm
Coached by Luis

Session Details

These are all held outside of public hours so we have the pool to ourselves.

The sessions cater for a broad range of abilities with the pool divided into 5 or 6 graded lanes and the training tailored to suit each, though it is assumed that participants have basic swimming ability and are able to swim at least 400m continuous freestyle.  The Wednesday evening session in particular focuses more on technique. Be sure to bring along your goggles, caps, hand paddles and if you have them, fins. The swimming pool provide kindly provide us with pull buoys and floats.

These sessions are charged as a supplement to the club membership fees, starting from about £35 per month for basic swim-only membership with Better, which also gives you unlimited access to most Better pools in London pool (there are some exclusions). This can be upgraded to include use of gyms and classes throughout the entire Better Network.

Bikes may be stored in the lobby (morning Cally sessions) or change rooms (Holloway school). However, removing all loose components and locking up is still recommended.  Locking your bike outside isn’t advisable (though many have no choice).

Contact the Swimming Coordinator should you have any specific questions about these sessions.

Open Water Swimming

Many Open Water venues are also open. We’ve compiled a list of locations below, including links to their websites to let you book onto a session.

Cycling during Lockdown

The club is not currently running group cycling sessions due to lockdown. Club sessions are run under the guidance of British Triathlon; current guidelines are available here.

Team GC Zwift

There are a number of Virtual Training sessions being run as part of Team Giant Camden. This includes 3 FTP-crushing Zwift meet-ups and one team time trial each week. For details and set-up instructions, join the Team GC Zwift Facebook group.

RIAK Online

Riak turbo studio has gone online for lockdown, offering dozens of coached turbo sessions each week – perfect for dialing in to specific growth areas. Access to all of these sessions is only £15 per month and the RGT software is free.

Running as Lockdown eases

Regular Weekly Sessions

British Triathlon guidelines for training during Covid conditions are available here. England Athletics guidelines are available here.

Tuesday: Hill Runs on Hampstead Heath

Every Tuesday morning from 7:00am. Meet at Parliament Hill Lido for an easy warm up jog and some hill repeats. All standards of runner are welcome. We warm up together and people complete different amounts of hill reps depending on how hard they want to push themselves.

Thursday: Track Session with Terry Collins

Thursday track sessions, located at Parliament Hill running track, are currently suspended due to Lockdown.

Seasonal Sessions

During the year the club takes part in several races (road and trail) around London and in the south of England, including trail runs and cross-country races in the winter. While these are currently on hold due to Covid, we are optimistic at resuming our seasonal sessions for the 2021/2022 winter season in the London Cross Country Championships and the Sunday Cross Country League. Dates for races are below, with transport to each race organised on the e-group.