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University Staff Online Strava Community

A survey of the RunTogether community found 89% of runners reported increased happiness as a direct result of running with others in a group ( So for those that are missing their running groups, how can you maintain the social connection that running may have brought?

Over the last year, the Sports Service has been training Run Leaders to set up their own staff running groups across the University. In 2020, there were seven such groups operating from the Old Schools through to Madingley Hall. Whilst it is now not possible to physically get together, the Sports Service has set up a Strava Group for any member of staff that would like to be part of a University staff running community. You don’t have to be an existing member of a University running group to join or have a GPS watch either, you just need a smartphone!

Events will be set up through Strava at the normal running group times so people can still go out at the same time but from their various different locations. If childcare or work responsibilities mean that you can’t run at that time, then you can still join Strava and log your runs whenever you go? There will be links to running resources and members can upload images of their running routes as well as support and encourage other university colleagues but don’t forget, it’s a strictly a work free zone! If you want to find out how to join the group email:

How to join the University Staff Online Running Community

First you will need to download the strava App and set up an account, you do not need to subscribe, you can set up an account for free.

For google play please click here

For Apple please click here


Once logged in please click on View All Clubs

Once in Clubs please search for University of Cambridge (Staff) Runners and tick running.

Then click on Request to Join


There are also some good online running communities out there on social media if you want to connect with others runners from across the UK. There are a few examples below: