Road Running

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.
In addition the club now runs a Saturday morning session on the track at 9am aimed at mile to 10k improvers.
This again is for all abilities. 
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.

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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August 2017

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
1
  • 2 x 3600; Lunge Drills - ANDY
2
  • Yateley 10k (Race 3)
3
  • Tempo Down Grange - RAY
4
5
6
  • mile training: no more than 90 min easy
7
8
  • Bud Buldaro session - ANDY – 5, 5x1, 5, 5x1, 5; Squat Drills
9
10
  • Monthly handicap - TIM - using summer course
11
12
13
  • mile training: no more than 90 min easy
14
15
  •  Uphill Drills;- DON - 6 x Church Field long hill reps
16
17
  • Hill zig-zags (rugby pitch) - JENNY -; Squat drills
18
19
20
  • mile training: no more than 60 min easy
21
22
  • Pyramid .2/.4/.6/.8/1k/.8 .6/.4/.2 - MICHAEL
23
24
  • Steady 5 miles - RHIANNON with 5 x 100m strides in the middle
25
26
27
  • mile training: no more than 60 min easy
28
29
  • Mile training: 8*300, 400 jog recovery
  • Bud Buldaro session - TERRY – 5, 5x1, 5, 5x1, 5; Squat Drills
30
  • Lakeside 5k
31
  • mile training: easy run with 5*20 sec strides
  • Oakley - RAY - fartlek run.