Training Sessions & Routes

Training is on Monday & Wednesday nights at 6.50pm from Kirkstall Leisure Centre (unless otherwise stated on training schedule – see below).

In the winter months when training is after dark, we do insist that runners wear hi-vis clothing. By this we mean fluorescent day-glo type running top and/or hi-vis bib with reflective strips. We do hold a few spare bibs for those who forget theirs to borrow on the night.

All training sessions are now included on the main Events & Training Calendar (on the right of the page). You can link the calendar to Outlook, Google Calendar and iphone calendar by clicking the “Add” buttons. This will automatically keep you up to date with all the club events and training schedule.

At our training sessions we have different paced groups running the same route with the slowest at 12 min/mile pace. Groups meet up 2 or 3 times on the route and no-one gets left behind,  but we do ask that those attending training sessions can complete at least 4-5 miles at the 12 min/mile pace. Non-members are welcome to join in with a couple of training sessions to try us out before joining the club.

The club has a very active facebook group which is proving popular with many members for organising training, events, social gatherings and general running related chat. To get the latest updates on training runs, why not join the group.

Some of our members have recorded some of the training routes on Garmin GPS devices and uploaded to Garmin Connect and the KH facebook site. Here is a list of links to the route maps which give the route, distance and profile:

Just click on the route description below to open up a route map with distance and profile.

Summer Routes
Kirkstall Vets course – A65/Rein Rd/Bramley Fall Pk
Headingley, Stainbeck Rd, Stainbeck Ln Meanwood Pk, St Chads, Becketts Pk
Cookridge Tower via Hawksworth Woods, Daisy Woods, return via Butcher Hill
Hawksworth Wood & Daisy Wood, Tinshill Lane, Low Lane
Becketts Park, Meanwood/The Hollies, Meanwood Hospital Loop, Headingley
KA7/Members Meander Route
Beckett’s Park/Meanwood Park, St Annes Rd., Headingley Rtn
Canal to Kirkstall, new steps, Meanwood Ridge
Canal to Rodley, Bar Ln, Horsforth Hall Park, A65
Old Kirkstall Vets Course – A65/Rein Rd/Abbey Pub/Canal/Rock Pub/Whitecote Ln
Canal/Burley Park/Hyde Park/Woodhouse Ridge/St Chad’s
Beckett’s Park/Meanwood Park/Beckett’s Park Return
Canal/Rodley/L-B Rd
Canal/Armley Rd
Post Hill
Canal & Reps of Armley Steps/Armley Park Return
Kirkstall PECO XC Course – West Park
Canal Rodley & Horsforth Hall park via Gill Beck
Beckett’s Park/Meanwood Beck/Potternewton/Headingley
Canal to Leeds/Burley/Hyde Park/Woodhouse Ridge/Headingley
Beckett Pk/3 Horseshoes/Weetwood/Ring Rd/Myrtle Hill/Meanwood Valley/Headingley

Away Days

Golden Acre Park Away Day

Winter Routes
A65 to Horsforth, Hall Ln, Town St, Broadgate, Low Ln, Butcher Hill
Winter 5k Time Trial
Broad Lane/Stanningley Lane/Bagley Lane/L-B Rd
Headingley/Shaw/Grove/Stainbeck/Scott Hall/King/Stonegate
Becketts/3 Horseshoes/Weetwood/Long Causeway/Adel Church/Otley Rd/Spen Ln/Morris Ln
Kirkstall Road/Clarendon Rd//Meanwood Road/Headingley
Old Kirkstall 10k Route
Leeds/Bradford Rd/Richardshaw/Lowtown Pudsey/Bramley/Broad Ln
Queenswood/Spen Ln/Horsforth Stn/Low Lane/Butcher Hill/Morris Ln
Kirkstall Rd/Armley Rd/Cockshot Ln
Kirkstall Rd/Millennium Bridge/Armley/Wortley
Becket Pk/Otley Rd/Weetwood/Myrtle Hill/Meanwood/Headingley
Queenswood/Spen/Iveson/Cookridge/Tinshill/Calverley Stn/Low Ln/Butcher Hill/Morris Ln
Christmas Lights Run


Gildersome half training run
KH Calverley Half training route

Our meeting place for training is Kirkstall Leisure Centre
Click the images below for more information about the centre and the various activities on offer.

Centre opening times

Monday to Friday – 7am – 10.30pm
Saturday – 8am – 7.30pm
Sunday – 8.15am – 8.45pm