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.

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 2017

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
1
2
  • Hampshire League XC - Popham Airfield, Basingstoke
3
4
5
  • Main Group: 20 x Paarlauf
  • Marathon Group: Marathon group training starts on 19th Dec
  • Track Group:
  • Slower Group: slow road run
6
7
  • MONTHLY HANDICAP
8
9
  • BMHAC Christmas Bash
10
  • CROSS COUNTRY SCCL - FARNHAM
11
12
  • Main Group: 3 x 900 (or 800 slower group), 6 x 300
  • Marathon Group: Marathon group training starts on 19th Dec
  • Slower Group: Steady road run
  • Track Group:
13
14
  • All groups: 15 x 250m (using hill at start or end), + jog recovery
15
16
17
18
19
  • Main Group: Pyramids - Timed (on field) - 3min, 2min, 90s, 60s, 45s, 30s, extra rest - then 30,45,60,90, 2m, 3m.
  • Marathon Group: LTP session @ apprx 10m pace
  • Track Group:
  • Slower Group: Steady road run
20
21
  • All groups: 12 x Berg Estate Hills
22
23
24
  • BMHAC Festive Run
25
26
  • Slower Group: slow road run
27
28
  • All groups: Pyramid lamposts at Beggarwood
29
30
31
  • CROSS COUNTRY SCCL - LORD WANDSWORTH COLLEGE