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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April 2019

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
1
2
  • 6 x Church Field long hill reps
  • Mara Group: 4,5 or 6 x1200s
3
4
  • Monthly handicap - using summer course
5
6
  • Sugar Loaf Fell Race
7
8
9
  • 3 x 1800
  • Mara Group: 5x600s
  • Michael’s Group: 12 x200m
10
11
  • Down Grange hill reps
12
13
  • SAL at Yeovil
14
15
16
  • Michael’s Group: 8 x 600m
  • Mara Group: 3x1mile
  • 5 x 1000; followed by team sprints (2 per team, 3 sprint each) 200m
17
18
  • Don: Gabriel Park reps
19
20
21
22
23
  • 1800m figure-of-eight reps
  • Michael's Group: 4x800m, 4x400m, 4x200m (90,45,30 sec recovery)
  • Mara Group: Easy run with 2mile at MP
24
25
  • Oakley offroad run
26
27
28
  • London Marathon
29
  • Vets League at Portsmouth
30
  • Bud Buldaro session – 5, 5x1, 5, 5x1, 5