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, Ray Gartland, Jenny Froud, Terry Wegg, Michael Hickey, Andy Goddard and Andy Cullen.
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.
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 email@example.com
The training schedule is now included in the Club Calendar. Instructions on adding the Calendar to your smartphone can be found here
Using the lampposts from the Kempshot Roundabout towards Sainsburys, run hard up to first lamppost, then jog back. Then run hard to second lamppost, then jog back. Then 3rd lamppost, etc.... So every uphill run is getting longer and harder. Keep getting to the next lamppost and the next lamppost etc. Try and get to a final lamppost after approx 12-14 minutes that is the furthest, this will be the top of the pyramid, then start reducing the lengths by getting to the reducing lampposts again, eventually getting to the 3rd, then 2nd, and 1st.... and that's it. Done!