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London Runner Distance Club

The London Runner Distance Club is a provincially and nationally registered competitive running club that competes in Track, Cross Country, and Road Racing. Serving London and area since 2006, LRDC athletes range from elementary school age to Masters (40+), and compete anywhere from the local level to representing Canada internationally. The guiding principle through all groups is that of long-term development and viewing running as a life-long activity that enhances other areas of your life.

New athletes are always welcome and can attend workouts for free during a trial period to determine if the club is a good fit for them.

The London Runner Distance Club offers exceptional value for your membership dollars!
- entry into all Club-sanctioned Track and Cross Country races, as well as Runners' Choice hosted road races
- weekly training opportunities with experienced coaches
- racing singlet and warm-up shirt
- training schedule based around personal goals and skill level
- Athletics Ontario registration fees

Financial Aid is available to help cover membership fees, upon request.
College/University students have reduced membership rates.

The London Runner Distance Club membership categories are designed around a long-term development model that guides athletes towards peak performances in their adult years.


Call To Adventure Kids Group

Ages: 8-12; must be in grade 3 at start of season
Coach: Leslie Sexton
The kids group sessions are a ‘call to adventure’ for youngsters that want a fun introduction to running. Each 12-week season will include group sessions that involve both Game Play and age-appropriate running exercises. The race distances available to club members will range from 800m up to 3k. Please note that runners can start competing in a limited number of 5k races once they are old enough to join the U14 age group.
Cost: $270 for both seasons (inc. t-shirt), $135 for single season

Spring/Summer Season - Saturday April 6 to Saturday June 22
Saturdays, 10:00am at STA high school
Racing opportunities:
Friday, May 10 - The London 10,000m (800m, 1500m)
Saturday, May 18 - Springbank Relays (2.2k road relay)
Sunday, June 16 - 1500m Night (1500m)
Saturday, June 22 - Forest City 5,000m (800m)

Fall Season - Saturday, August 17 to Saturday, November 2
Saturdays, 10:00am at Weldon Park, Arva
Racing opportunities:
Sunday, September 29 – Springbank Road Races mini-Half 2.1k
Monday, October 14 – Turkey Trot 2k
Saturday, October 26 – Halloween Haunting 2.2k

Intermediate Group

Ages: 12-15
Coaches: Leslie Sexton, Steve Weiler
The Intermediate Group is an introduction to competitive running and more challenging, age-appropriate training. The race distances available to club members will range from 800m up to 5k; U14 members (born 2006-2007) can compete in up to one 5k race per season. Please note that runners can start competing in a limited number of 10k races once they are old enough to join the U18 age group.
U14 (born 2006-2007) meet on Saturdays at 10:00am.
$475 for full year; $150 for winter season, $200 for spring/summer or fall season
U16 (born 2004-2005) Tuesdays at 6:00pm (5pm October) and Saturdays at 10:00am
$575 for full year; $175 for winter season, $225 for spring/summer or fall season

Winter Season – Saturday, December 15 to Saturday, March 30
Racing opportunity:
Saturday, March 23 - Powerhouse 5k

Spring/Summer Season – Tuesday, April 2 to Sunday, July 7
Racing opportunities:
Friday, May 10 - The London 10,000m (800m, 1500m)
Saturday, May 18 - Springbank Relays
Sunday, June 16 - 1500m Night (1500m)
Saturday, June 22 - Forest City 5,000m (800m)
Sunday, July 7 - London Distance Series Finale (800m, 1500m, 3000m)

Fall Season – Saturday, August 3 to Sunday, November 10
Racing opportunities:
Sunday, September 30 – Springbank Road Races
Sunday, October 27 - Halloween Haunting Road Races
Sunday, November 10 - Athletics Ontario Cross Country Championships

Ages 16+

Coach: Steve Weiler
The early years of the ages 16+ group is where athletes begin to specialize towards their preferred race distances and transition up to the level of training required to reach peak performances in their adult years. 
Training and racing schedules become more personalized and tend to include more out-of-town races (Track and XC entries included with membership, Road Races are not).
Meet on Tuesdays at 6:00pm (5pm October) and Saturdays at 10:00am. Specific workouts will be organized for Marathon runners, typically Thursdays at 6:00pm and Sundays at 8:00am.
U18, U20, Open (born 1990-2003): $675 for full year; $250 for fall/cross country season only
Collegiate (attending a post-secondary institution as of January 1, 2019): $400 ($300 1st year)
Masters (30+ years of age): $625 for full year, $250 per season

Winter Season – Saturday, December 15 to Saturday, March 30
Racing opportunites: 
Sunday, March 3 - optional Chilly 5k/Half
Saturday, March 23 - Powerhouse 5k

Spring/Summer Season – Tuesday, April 2 to Saturday, July 7
Racing opportunities:
Friday, May 10 - The London 10,000m
Sunday, June 16 - 1500m Night
Saturday, June 22 - Forest City 5,000m
Sunday, July 7 - London Distance Series Finale
Racing schedule will also tentatively out-of-town twilight meets and provincial/national championships for select athletes.

Fall Season – Saturday, August 3 to Saturday, November 10 (up to 23)
Racing opportunities:
Sunday, September 29 – Springbank Road Races
Saturday, October 26 – Halloween Haunting Road Races
Sunday, November 10 – Ontario Cross Country Championships
Saturday, November 23 – Canadian Cross Country Championships (in BC 2019, 2020) 

Coaches

Workout Schedule

Endurance Odyssey Run Crew

Coaches: Steve Weiler, Leslie Sexton

The Endurance Odyssey Run Crew is a competitive running program for adults that offers national-level quality coaching and captures the best elements of the run crew/clinic and club training groups. Runners can combine these group workouts with online coaching or further involvement in our club. Workouts will be specific to either 5k/10k or half marathon/marathon training, with some overlap between the two groups.

Our training group offers:
- Group workouts with focused feedback and guidance
- Experienced and knowledgeable coaching
- Specific goal-oriented training
- Coach availability before & after workouts to talk to runners one-on-one

But it’s not all serious business!
- Prediction contest for fall goal race (run closest to your predicted time and win delicious local craft beer!)
- End-of-season social

Fall Season - July 31 to October 23
Workouts are on Wednesdays at 6pm
Locations:
July/August - Gibbons Park
September - Saturn Playground
October - location TBD
Cost: $100 for 13 weeks
$10 drop in fee per workout; please pay in cash before the session starts
Register Now - TrackieReg.com/2019RunCrew

Suggested races:
Friday September 6 - Jordan’s Run the Runway
Wednesday September 11 - 4k/8k Road Time Trial
Sunday September 29 - Springbank Road Races Half Marathon and 5k
Sunday October 20 - Toronto Waterfront Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5k
Sunday October 27 - Halloween Haunting 5k and 10k
Plus optional cross country races in November