Training Sessions

There are training runs most days from either the clubhouse or Walthamstow Pool and Track to cater for all members. As well as the times below, additional training runs are often arranged on an ad hoc basis each week so if you want to run at a different time – just ask!

‘For any newcomers,we are happy for you to join a training group for a couple of taster sessions to see if this is for you, after which we would kindly ask you to join Orion Harriers as a member.’


Spond Codes for joining Orion training groups

No Spond Sundays – Training for all levels. Just turn up and be ready to run at 08:30 from Clubhouse

Registration – Marathon Group

Registration – Tuesday Hill Reps

Registration – Tuesday Track (17-20 mins 5k pace)

Registration – Tuesday Track (20 mins + pace ‘Danny’s Group’)

Registration – Wednesday Sessions

 Registration – Race Registration

Tuesday Evening Hills Everyone WADPK
Danny Rose's Group - Tuesday track greater than 20 minute 5k paceEveryone SuitableKSCGK
Middle Group - Tuesday track 17-20 min 5k pace Everyone SuitablePUEFX
Orion Harriers - Wednesday social run Various groupsWGKNL
Orion Race Registration EveryoneFIKIN
Orion Harriers - the KEE Sessions EveryoneDBZKE

Injury and Illness

If you have a pre-existing medical condition or any concerns about your health, the club suggests that you consult your GP before taking up running. If you become ill, it is advisable to take a cautious approach to training and either refrain totally or reduce the intensity of your training depending on the severity of your illness. You should always ensure you have recovered from illness before returning to full training.

Injuries are an inevitable part of running. It is advisable not to continue running after an injury has been sustained and you should seek professional advice. Club committee and other members have used many local physiotherapists and are happy to advise other club members. There are currently sessions available with a local physiotherapist on Tuesday evenings at pool and track.

Running Advice

For further advice on running, please feel free to talk to club members who will be happy to share with you their race experiences, training, injury woes etc.

For detailed advice on training, please talk to our club coaches or contact a committee member who will try to help.

Find us

Our clubhouse, Jubilee Retreat, is a 5 minute walk from Chingford Rail and Bus stations.
There is no parking at the clubhouse please use the Chingford Plain Car Park

Orion Harriers HQ
Jubilee Retreat
Bury Road
E4 7QJ

HQ Car Park
Chingford Plain Car Park
Bury Road

Orion Track Sessions
Waltham Forest Pool and Track
170 Chingford Rd
E17 5AA