UoM Sport

UMRun Staff & Students Running Groups

What ever drives you, run with us

Join the staff and student running group supervised by a Run England affiliated leader. These weekly sessions vary each week and cater for all abilities.



Tuesday Ellen Stephenson &

Antonia Marsden

12.10pm Denmark Road

Two groups -

Confident runners (any speed)

Beginners Couch to 5K STARTING 7th May 2019


Tuesday Run Wild

6.15pm Students' Union All levels of runner Students
Wednesday Run Wild 1.30pm Barnes Wallis Building, Sackville Street

Beginner runner

Students & Staff
Wednesday AU Cross Country Club 6.30pm Armitage Centre

Intermediate/run before -

3 mile and 5 mile runs available


Thursday Tim Blackwell &

Lynda Rowlinson

12.10pm Denmark Road

Two groups -

Confident runners (any speed)

Beginners Couch to 5K STARTING 9th May 2019

Thursday Rachel Kenyon 5.15pm North Campus All levels of runner Staff/Students

How to register to run with one of these groups

  • Register with Run Together IMPORTANT : Once registered you will need to join the session which you want to attend
  • For Tuesday Run Wild Group register here
  • For the Staff Running groups, all the details for where to meet and how to sign up can be found here

Denmark Road Groups

  • Meet the group 5 minutes before stated time at The Active Lifestyles Centre entrance.
  • Changing and shower facilities are available at Denmark Road - £1.10 fee. Lockers are a returnable £1
  • If you require changing and shower facilities elsewhere, please refer to the shower list

Logging your training on Strava

You will be able to track your training for any of the purple wave events. We invite you to join one of our two Strava groups to keep a record of your running activity. As other products offer, you can use Strava for monitoring your training and sharing routes with other runners in the group. The purple wave team will use total distance run from the two groups each week to add to the total kilometres in the race to Singapore. Sign up to Strava here (https://www.strava.com/) and look for our two groups found under clubs:

  1. For established runners – University of Manchester Purple Wave 2019
  2. For beginners – University of Manchester Beginners Purple Wave 2019

If you wish to find out more about how your information is processed in Strava, please click here

Run Commute Group

UMRun meet up for breakfast after a run to work, every last Thursday of the month, to chat and share ideas and experience. We suggest that if running all the way to work is step too far you may just want to run the first or last part of your journey to qualifiy for your free grub. There is also prize draws for introducing new runners to the event and prize draws for the new runners, every month.

For details on all things running via UMRun please see UMRun website

This initiative is focused on staff and PG students.

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If you require more information, please contact gail.heathcote-milner@manchester.ac.uk or Ellen.Stephenson@manchester.ac.uk


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The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL, UK

Purple Door opposite the Students' Union

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