Road / XC

Training

Training takes place each Tuesday and Thursday evening starting at 6:30pm prompt at Down Grange Sports Ground. All sessions are supervised by our team of coaches and are for runners of all standards, not just the elite!
Experienced Club members will ensure that newcomers are warmly welcomed.

Club Coaches: Tim Fowler, Don Powell, Dave Meacock, Ray Gartland, Jenny Froud, Terry Wegg, Michael Hickey, Andy Cackett, Rhi Perryment. 
Coach Coordinator: Debbie Cook

Sunday is usually a long run of at least 10 miles and meeting points are published in advance on social media with groups of differing abilities. Find us on facebook: Basingstoke Runners.

The Club organises a Handicap series, usually held on the first Thursday of each month around a marked route of approx 4.8 miles. This event creates a great sense of friendly rivalry within the Club; it is also very useful for monitoring how the summer training is progressing. A trophy is presented to the overall winner at the A.G.M.

Twice yearly we compete in a Mob Match against our friends from Overton. One at ‘home’ and one ‘away’.
In 2018 the home match, from Cliddesden Village Hall is on Thursday June 28th, with the return run at Overton on July 12th.

The Club actively encourages participation in various road races throughout the year for the Club Championships, culminating in October for the Basingstoke Half Marathon.

We also take part (and have had some success) in the many road relay events which form part of the road racing calendar.

A large number of Road Runners also compete further afield, with many global marathons among the races our members are proud to show off their medals from! The London Marathon is an obvious target for many members and our training groups organise informal training runs throughout the Winter with a view to preparing for this (and other) Spring marathons.
If you are interested in finding out more, please contact the road running secretary via e-mail at rrsection@bmhac.co.uk

Training Schedule

The training schedule is now included in the Club Calendar. Instructions on adding the Calendar to your smartphone can be found here

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February 2019

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
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5
  • Mara Group: 5mile LTP, Beggarwood
  • 5 x 900 (or 800 slower group), 3 x 300
  • Michael's Group: 12 x 400m on the track (60 sec)
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7
  • MONTHLY HANDICAP
8
9
  • Hampshire XC League - Dibden Inclosure
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11
12
  • Mara Group: LTP 14 & 12; 18 & 16; 20 & 16
  • 3 x 1 mile Berg Estate (joint session with Michael's Group)
  • Michael's Group: 4 (or 5) x 1 mile on the Berg Estate (Recovery: either 500m or 90 seconds)
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14
  • All groups: Pyramid lamposts at Beggarwood
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18
19
  • 6 x loop of Berg estate (1200 metres) at 5k pace
  • Michael's Group: 3 x Bonderenko (400m,400m jog, 300m, 300m jog, 200m, 200m jog, 100m, 100m jog) x 3
  • Mara Group: 6x100 Viables
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21
  • All groups: M3 Bridge challenge!!
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23
  • National XC Champs - Leeds
24
  • Polecat Valley XC - SCCL Race 5
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26
  • Pyramids - 2/.4/.6/.8/1k/.8
/.6/.4/.2

 .2 recov or .4
 recov @1k

  • Mara Group: 5 or 6 x800m reps
  • Michael's Group: 4x800m, 4x400m, 4x200m (90,45,30 sec recovery)
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28
  • All groups: Short Hill reps at M3 Bridge