We offer a variety of training sessions across the week. Why not come along and give us a go? We encourage you to try up to three sessions before joining.
View all our Upcoming Training Sessions for detailed training schedules
Tuesday - Quality and endurance
Do your own warmup then meet at the Club House at 18:45 for drills with the main session starting at 19:00. We offer a variety of coached sessions, depending on the time of year, including hill work, speed endurance and strength endurance. The sessions take place on grass and track or on specific road circuits round the city. Runners of all levels of fitness and experience are welcome.
First time? Please contact coaches Steve Oliver or Fiona Bolton in advance so we can look out for you.
Wednesday - Club social runs
Meet at River Park Leisure Centre, ready to run, at 18:50 for a 19:10 start. Runs usually cover 6 - 8 miles (more in the spring for members preparing for marathons) at a variety of paces and can be used as a recovery run from a Tuesday session or a social run. You should be comfortable running at least 9:30-minute miles.
First time? Please contact Dave Walker, Mark Wilson or Shirley Dyson-Laurie so we know to look out for you.
Thursday - Threshold and "Something of Substance" social runs
We meet in the clubhouse at 6.45pm. for a 7.00pm prompt start. We offer a variety of runs on Thursdays, depending on the number of runners attending, including threshold, endurance, hills and social runs. Although we try to cater for all abilities you should ideally be comfortable running at 9:30-minute miles or faster for an hour (or more). Please contact Steve Oliver or Mark Craven if it is your first time.
Saturday - Long run
Long, slow, informal run. Meet outside River Park Leisure Centre for 08:00. The minimum distance is around 10 miles at around 9 – 10-minute mile pace, but distances increase to 20 miles for people training for marathons. Numbers vary and this run may not happen if there is a race on Sunday.
Important for all sessions
For any runs that take you out onto the roads, please make every effort to be visible to other road users. In the summer this means a light coloured top or high-viz. In the winter, high-viz is essential (fluoro-colours – not just reflective strips) and lights are encouraged.