With all the recent research revealing how much exercise can help our physical and mental well-being, it’s an excellent time to get active. Getting involved with a club is a great way to pick up or improve fitness and doing a sport with a group makes it more likely you’ll stick with it. Have a look at the clubs below to see if anything piques your interest. You can also check our events page for upcoming events to join in. If you’re a local sports club and you’d like to be listed, please get in touch!
Eton Manor AC
A friendly club for Leyton, Leytonstone, Walthamstow and district, we welcome runners and athletes of all ages and standards, from absolute beginners to up-and-coming elite, with year-round training run routes that include the Olympics site, Hackney Marshes and the beautiful Lee Valley Park.
Location: The Club House, Marsh Lane, Off Church Road, Leyton, E10 7BL
Contact Person: Rachel Brittle, Club Secretary
Get in touch: (e) [email protected] (w) www.eton-manor.com
The Borough’s largest running and athletics club, welcoming joggers, runners and athletes from complete beginners in our jog/walk group to national standard athletes, based in beautiful Epping Forest.
Location: Walthamstow Pool & Track AND Jubilee Retreat, Bury Road, Chingford
Contact Person: Tim Wright, Club Captain
Get in touch: (t) 07910 185 162 (e) thgirmwithotmail.com (w) www.orionharriers.org.uk
East London Runners
We are a friendly, growing running club with over 150 members of all abilities living in and around East London and Essex, with members participating in road and cross-country events ranging from 5K to ultramarathons. Weekly Wednesday evening runs.
Location: Wanstead Leisure Centre, Redbridge Lane West, Wanstead, London E11 2JZ
Contact Person: Frank Brownlie, Chairman
Get in touch: (t) 07763 590454 (e) webmaste[email protected] (w) www.eastlondonrunners.org.uk facebook: East London Runners
East End Road Runners
East End Road Runners (EERR) is a friendly, all-level running club based in Newham, East London, whose members participate in events ranging from 5K to ultramarathons & Ironman triathlons.
Location: Terence McMillan Stadium [Newham Leisure Centre] 281 Prince Regent Lane E13 8SD
Contact Person: Bisi Imafidon, Club Secretary
Get in touch: (t) 07979261647 (e) [email protected] (w) www.eerr.org.uk
London Fields Triathlon Club
Location: London Fields
Contact Person: Rohan Byles, Club Secretary
Get in touch: (e) [email protected] (w) lftri.co.uk facebook: LondonFieldsTri twitter: @LondonFieldsTri
Lea Valley Cycling Club
We are a very active cycling club covering all aspects of the sport from touring to racing, social rides to mountain biking. Open to women and men. Minimum age 14.
Location: St Gabriels Church Hall, Havant Road E17
Contact person: Steve Maunder, Secretary
Get in touch: (e) [email protected] (w) www.leavalleycc.co.uk
Newham Swimming Club
Swim club for competitive and fitness swimming. Membership fees apply. See website for more details.
Get in touch: (w) www.newhamswimmingclub.org.uk
Walthamstow Whackers Badminton Club
Waltham Forest’s informal and friendly badminton club – we play badminton for fun, meeting every Tuesday at 8pm at the Kelmscott Sports Centre (address below)
Location: Kelmscott Sports Centre, Markhouse Road, Walthamstow E17 8RN
Contact Person: Philip Herlihy, President
Get in touch: (t) 020 8521 9157 (e) badminton @walthamsoft.com (w) https://badminton.walthamsoft.com