Linden Runner is a road running, trail running and athletic club based in Linden, Johannesburg, South Africa
We realised a need amongst fellow runners in our community for a central and safe point to run from in our neighbourhood and heeded that call after consulting Linden Bowling Club on 3rd Street.
We are based at the Linden Bowling Club Sports grounds, and have access to safe parking, shower and bathroom facilities after a run, as well as their famous bar and outside patio area where you can watch the majestic sunset and have a clear view of Northcliff tower.
We have been a fully operational and registered athletic club since 2018. Our members have access to the clubhouse and safe parking, ASA license if required, Club Kit which can be purchased with your membership and access to our hospitality gazebo at the finish line of all major road running races.
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We are an intimate, goal-focused and friendly family-orientated running club. Our weekly programmes include stairs, hills, fartlek, tempo, track and time trial, endurance and slow runs. We do not believe that running in masses on the same routes is the best way to improve your running. Instead, we constantly change our routes, we send out weekly training programmes, carve new paths through our surrounding trails and align our training with the goals of our members.
We host early morning club training runs for our members on Tuesday – Friday mornings, and our formal Club Time Trial of 3/5/8km take place every Wednesday evening from 17:45 pm in summer and 17:30 pm in winter.
We also offer weekend-long trials and road runs avg. 15-21km from the club or designated points in our area on Saturdays and Sundays.
As a dedicated youth development running club, we offer invaluable guidance to students, scholars and novice runners in the sport of road, trail, track and cross-country running. Family running is the foundation and inspiration behind our Club’s existence. Our free weekly Time Trials are a family affair and we encourage all kids to run our 3km with their parents. Linden Runner boasts a membership base well mixed with top Ironman, triathlon, trail running, Comrades and long-distance, shorth distance and podium high school and masters track athletes. We welcome runners who wish to better themselves and train with a focused group for better results.
We urge our road running club members to set 2 goal races for the year (summer & winter) and train, with our assistance and group support, to achieve these specific goals. In the last year, our athletes safely participated in the Comrades Marathon, Two Oceans, Magoebas Trail, Otter, and SkyRun with various smaller races added to our list throughout South Africa.
Linden Runner hosts and owns the very popular JACARANDA RUN ™ since 2020 and will continue to run this community event in 2023 as soon as the first purple flowers fall in Linden. We have also initiated and hosted over 20 #koppiestrailruns. Our focus for 2023 will be to get our runners back and fit for a full road racing calendar and expand our trail running team with a focus on endurance and challenging runs throughout our beautiful country.
Please email us if you have any questions.