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, 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.

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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January 2022

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
1
2
3
4
  • 3 x (4x200), on Down Grange track
  • BMH Marathon Training wk 6
  • Main Group: Pyramid lamposts/trees
5
6
  • 10x 500/(or)400loop, jog recovery. Old Down, Kempshott
  • Hill reps x 10/12 (Berg Estate)
7
8
  • Hampshire XC Champs
  • Craig yr Alt fell race
9
10
11
  • 10 x 200 - War Memorial Park
  • BMH Marathon Training wk 7
  • Main Group: BONDARENKO – 400/300/200/100 recovery between sets
12
13
  • 1k reps on top field at Down Grange
  • Berg estate: 5 x 800 then 3 x 300
14
15
  • Hampshire XC League - Reading
16
  • Kymin Winter Race
17
18
  • Tree Pyramids, Berni Field, Down Grange
  • BMH Marathon Training wk 8
  • Main session: 6 (or 5) x 800 metre reps
19
20
  • Pyramid session, War Memorial Park
  • Main session: 20 (or 15) x One minute reps
21
22
  • Cwm Nant Y Groes fell race
23
  • SCCL: Chawton House
24
25
  • 5 x 700mtrs Down Grange
  • BMH Marathon Training wk 9
  • Main session: Pyramid lamposts/trees (Winchester Road path to Sainsburys)
26
27
  • 10x 45 sec steep hill reps. Old Down, Kempshott
  • Main session: Hill reps x 12 on Berg Estate (approx 80 seconds per rep)
28
29
  • SEAA XC Champs -
30
  • Club handicap
31