Welcome to Jesmond Joggers Running Club

We are a very friendly, running club that was established in 2006.   We are based from Jesmond Pool, Newcastle Upon Tyne.


We are sorry but we are currently not accepting new members.  However, we have a waiting list and if you wish to be added to that, please contact the club secretary by email at jesmondjoggers2006@gmail.com

Club News

Kielder Marathon and Half Marathon – 8 October 2023

Sunday 8th October was a marathon Super  Sunday with JJ’s competing in 3 marathons across 2 continents. In a weekend that saw Kelvin Kiptum shatter the men’s marathon record 7 JJ’s took the journey to Kielder for the marathon and half marathon races.The marathon...

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Northumberland Coastal Run – 17 September 2023

One week after a huge turnout of JJ’s at the Great North Run a much smaller group of five JJ’s took on the challenge of the iconic Northumberland Coastal Run. Spanning the coast from its start on the beach at Beadnell the slightly more than half marathon course winds...

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The Great North Run 2023

Tensions in Tyneside were palpably rising, along with the temperatures, in the week building up to the 42nd Great North Run. A surprise sunny start to September sent the mercury spiralling upwards but did not deter the 82 JJs (our largest ever amount of member...

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Bridge of the Tyne 5 Mile – 4 July 2023

The Bridges of the Tyne is a chance to run a rarely run distance and this one being a fast, mainly flat, out and back 5-mile course along the quayside passing the iconic bridges of the Tyne. Indeed, the winner clocked 24:52 to show the quickness of the course. Four...

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About Jesmond Joggers

We are both a social and competitive club, catering for road, cross country, track and trail/hill running.

We comprise a wide range of ability runners, from near-beginners to seasoned marathoners and everyone in between.  Our members’ ages range from 18 to 70+-ish (or so!).

For more information please email the Club via our Secretary at jesmondjoggers2006@gmail.com

We look forward to meeting you!

Club Training Sessions

Monday night training is usually a steady run in small groups and running for c.45-55 mins

Bronze: 8:30 min/mile and slower (suitable for those running 10k in 60+ minutes)
Silver: 8 to 8:30 min/mile (suitable for those running 10k in 47-60 minutes)
QuickSilver: 7:30 to 8: min/mile (suitable for those running 10k in 40-47 minutes)
Gold: 7 to 7:30 min/mile (suitable for those running 10k in under 40 minutes)

Step Up Monday: First Monday of each month you have the opportunity to try out the next group up.

No one gets left behind!

Wednesday night training is interval/reps work. This will include hill work, long/short reps, fartlek and other sessions.

For an explanation of why we do reps sessions please check out this link from Run Britain http://www.runbritain.com/training/runfaster/repetition-or-interval-training

Examples of these sessions include:

Long Reps at Threshold Pace

  • 5 x 5 mins (1 – 3 minute recovery)
  • 3 x 10 mins (1 – 4 minute recovery)
  • 10 mins, 5 mins, 10 mins (1 – 4 minute recovery)

Short Reps

  • Pyramid 1 – 2 – 3 – 5 – 3 – 2 – 1 (1 min recovery)
  • 8 x 800 m at 5km pace (jog recovery)
  • 5 x 1km at 5km pace (jog recovery)
  • 3 sets of 800m, 600m, 200m (jog recovery)
  • 1 min out and backs x 8 – 1 min minute recovery.


  • Moor Hills (10 minutes continuous)
  • Jesmond Vale Lane 8 x 90 seconds
  • Matthew Bank Hills – 1 min up jog down recovery

Some Club members will target longer races, for instance a Spring or Autumn marathon and of course the Great North Run. Members will informally organise long runs on a Saturday or Sunday at the Monday group pace.

These are advertised on our Facebook page.