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.

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.

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.

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 2018

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
1
2
  • Track session 2 sets of 3x400
3
  • 6 x Church Field long hill reps
4
5
  • Monthly handicap - using summer course
6
7
  • Track session 6*300
8
9
  • Hoppit Committee meeting
10
  • 4 x 1800
  • Track Group: 3 sets of 5 X 200m (30 seconds / 2 minutes recovery)
11
12
  • Down Grange hill reps
13
14
  • Track session 5x600 with 200 walk recovery
15
16
17
  • 5 x 1000; followed by team sprints (2 per team, 3 sprint each) 200m
  • Track session 3*(3*300, 100 walk) 5 min between sets
18
19
  • Oakley offroad run
20
21
22
23
24
  • 1800m figure-of-eight reps
25
  • Lakeside 5k
26
  • Gabriel Park reps
27
28
29
  • RESCHEDULED Fleet Half Marathon
30
  • Vet's league -