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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December 2018

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
1
  • Hampshire XC League - Popham
  • The Blorenge fell race
2
3
4
  • 20 x Paarlauf
  • Track Group: 5 x 1000m on the track (90 secs)
5
6
  • MONTHLY HANDICAP
7
8
  • Parkrun test for Track Group
9
  • Bourne Woods XC - SCCL Race 3
10
11
  • 3 x 900 (or 800 slower group), 6 x 300
12
13
  • All groups: 15 x 250m (using hill at start or end), + jog recovery
14
15
  • Skirrid fell race
16
17
18
  • Pyramids - Timed (on field) - 3min, 2min, 90s, 60s, 45s, 30s, extra rest - then 30,45,60,90, 2m, 3m.
19
20
  • All groups: 12 x Berg Estate Hills
21
22
  • BMHAC Christmas Party
23
24
  • BMHAC Christmas Eve social run
25
26
27
  • All groups: Pyramid lamposts at Beggarwood
28
29
30
  • Lord Wandsworth College XC - SCCL Race 4
31