Strength & Conditioning

James Saunders provides free face-to-face Strength and Conditioning (S&C) sessions throughout the year to club members. From mid-April until September, sessions are held outside on the Common, starting on Tuesday 18th April 2023. These sessions run from 6:30pm until 7:30pm (please try and arrive a few minutes early) and include a warm-up and cool-down. The sessions take place on the grass area, the Showground, near the Common crossroads (see image below). From September until mid-April, sessions are held inside at Shirley Baptist Church from 6:30pm until 7:30pm. The church is located on Church Street, SO15 5LG with ample car parking available which is accessible from Crown Street. The entrance to the hall is also accessible from Crown Street. If you arrive at the entrance to the church on Church Street, there’s a cut-through to the car park and entrance to the hall. Please bring an exercise mat for your own comfort as the floor is hard. The hall may be warm so please bring a towel and plenty of water.
Dates for 2023/2024:
5th September 2023 – 9th April 2024: Indoor sessions at Shirley Baptist Church
16th April 2024 – 10th September 2024: Outdoor sessions on the Common

Southampton Common
Southampton Common

Why do Strength & Conditioning?

Whether your goal is simply to run more efficiently, or to run faster in your next race or parkrun, regular strength and conditioning sessions can help you with performance, but also with injury prevention to make you a more robust runner.

Social Media

For up-to-date information, feedback and general training related chatter, head over to the S&C Facebook group at:

Other services offered

In addition to the regular S&C sessions, coach James offers a range of related services for free to LRR members, including training plans for races (from 10K to half marathon distance), pre-recorded S&C sessions and a running technique course. More information can be found on the Facebook group mentioned above.