International Women’s day events, yoga in an aquarium, runs followed by free beer… March with your crazy fitness events you are really spoiling us.
Run Like Hells
Various dates in March, various London locations across London
Like running? Like beer? You’ll like this then. In February and March, Camden Town Brewery – makers of Camden Hells, Camden Pale and more – are taking their free run club on tour to a number of Young’s pubs across London. After around 7k of running intervals led by famed Advent Running taskmaster James Poole (above), you’ll return to the pub for a well-earned free pint. Social and suitable for all levels, there are rewards on offer for those who go to the most sessions. Plus, you get a swanky Camden Hells headband to boot – who doesn’t want one of them eh? We’ll def be at the one at The Windmill Clapham on the 20th so come and say hi.
WMN RUN X International Women’s Day Run
8 March, 19:00
The Grocery, Shoreditch
Celebrate International Women’s day with a group of likeminded women and go for a 5k run through the streets of Shoreditch. We’ll be there (well, I will, Emma’s doing a talk at the IWD event over at Digme Richmond. There’s a ride beforehand, which is sold out, but you can still go along to the Q&A at 19:30 at Lululemon Richmond to hear her dulcet Scottish tones). Everyone welcome, it’s free you just need to register.
Rapha International Women’s Day events
Various dates and times from 6-11 March
If you like your fitness on two wheels, swank cycling label Rapha is hosting a load of IWD events including a talk on Women in Cycling on 8th and social beginner and intermediate rides on Saturday 10th. Check out the link above for full deets.
Friday Free Yoga – Tempo Launch Event
9 March, 07:00
Old Street Station
You know all those pop-up shops you get in Old Street station? Well this month, there’s a good ‘un. Instructor Becca from tempo yoga will be leading you through a free session to get you feeling stress free and ready to tackle the last day of the week head on. Only 20 places so book quick.
TRIBE X Planet Organic River Run
14 March, 18:40
Planet Organic Devonshire Square
Sports nutrition brand TRIBE are celebrating the fact that Planet Organic customers love their products by hosting a series of runs. Things kick off this month with a 7km run along the river with a few exercises thrown in for good measure. Free TRIBE bars at the end.
Spice Girls Workshop
17 March, 14:30, Frame Fitzrovia, £25
24 March, 14:45, Frame King’s Cross, £25
Two hours learning routines to some of the Spice Girl’s greatest hits – nothing more needs to be said does it really? Completely crap dancers like us are more than welcome.
London’s Power Women Run
Various dates and times throughout March
Meeting at Waterloo Place
Women eh. We’re not just great on International Women’s Day, so let’s celebrate the XX chromosomes all month. Every Sunday and Wednesday throughout March, Secret London Runs are leading a guided running tour of London, stopping along the way to tell you all about some of the unsung heroines of the capital. Runs are suitable for all abilities – and genders – and you’ll cover around 10km.
There are also London’s Power Women of the East End runs taking place on Tuesdays and Sundays all month.
adidas City Run Fulham
18 March, £40
If the first adidas City Run in Shoreditch last year is anything to go by, this 10km in Fulham is going to be a winner. I run with Adidas Runners so knew loads of people, which undoubtedly helped (as did all the Prosecco we had after) but I really loved the first run. It’s not cheap, no, but you get a free t-shirt – note these are unisex, which is highly annoying so go smaller than you usually would – and you get free race photos, training sessions, discounts at local cafes and the like and a rather smashing bit of metal at the finish. Oh and some of the fee goes to parkrun, which is always good. You get a fiver off if you’re in a group of five so persuade some mates.
Boys of Yoga classes
The Boys of Yoga – a collaborative of male yoga teachers including some of London’s finest – have a new book out called Sit Down, Be Quiet. They’ll be teaching some free classes at lululemon this month so get down and try the out. We can vouch that Chris Magee, who’s one of the instructors on the 18th, is bloody brilliant.
Dance Class – Who Run the World? Girls
19 March, 18:45, £15
Drink, Shop & Do, Kings Cross
Brilliant bar Drink, Shop & Do host loads of dance classes each month at a rather reasonable price and for March they’ve gone Yonce mad. Alongside this 90 minute workshop where you’ll learn the moves to Who Run the World? there’s a Crazy in Love workshop straight after and a Beyonce Countdown class on the 26th.
CHHP London Marathon Workshop with Lululemon
20 March, 19:00
Running a marathon this spring? Experts from the Centre for Human Health Performance – including Professor Greg Whyte fresh from the Sport Relief Gregathlon you may or may not have heard about on Radio 1 – are giving you all the tips you’ll need to ace it. Get your questions ready and take your notebook as you’ll be learning all about nutrition, training and injury prevention.
PS This one’s not till April but it’ll sell out fast
Yoga Under the Sea
17 April, 18:30, £30 (50% goes to the Sea Life Trust)
Sea Life London Aquarium, South Bank
If there’s somewhere quirky to do yoga in London you can bet someone’s going to put on a class and this one should be fun. After an exclusive tour of the aquarium you’ll take a class of flow yoga followed by meditation, all in front of a huge tank filled with sharks and stingrays. Cool dat.
Know of any cool fitness events happening in April? Tell us (and yeah, we’ve already got the marathon!) firstname.lastname@example.org