Louise Michel Sports Club

Creating a culture of fitness in the workers' movement

Crib Goch


We are a radical sports club for people involved in the worker’s movement. We train together, support each other and want to encourage others to enjoy active lifestyles. Our focus at the moment is on running, self-defence and hiking but as we grow we hope to organise a range of club events.

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Ascending Crib Goch


We're organising virtual races, click here to find out more.

When social distancing measures have been lifted, we will be holding a mixed-ability club run every week in south east London, to join our run just get in touch. We regularly go to parkruns and have groups of runners taking part in 10ks, half-marathons, full marathons and beyond. We are seeking to affiliate to England Athletics.


We organise regular hikes in the countryside outside London and occasionally travel a bit further afield. Get in touch if you would like to join us for a hike. At some point we will be organising a camping trip where we will do some scrambling and walk up some mountains.

North Wales

We did some scrambling in Snowdonia in spring 2019.

French Alps

We did some walking in the French Alps in summer 2019.


Being able to defend ourselves and each other is an essential skill. At some point in the future we will be holding a mixed ability self-defence training session every week somewhere in south east London. Let us know if you would like to join us so we can notify you when it starts.


We are a club which is run by and for its members. We have a committee which ensures the smooth running of our club but all serious decisions are made by our membership. To find out more about how we organise see our rules.


Louise Michel was a leading figure in the Paris Commune of 1871, when the working people of Paris seized the city and set about organising society in their own interests. When the Commune was brutally crushed Michel was put on trial. She defiantly told the court: “If you are not cowards, kill me!” but was transported to New Caledonia. Michel gave her life to the struggle for a better world and spent her later years living in south east London.

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