Wednesday Sessions

See below for upcoming Wednesday sessions.
We also run on Mondays, Saturdays and Sundays. For details of these regular sessions please see Weekly Runs

Wednesday Evening Sessions

Main club run and a good one to start with. Meet Saxon Hill School at 7.15pm. Run with a group at a pace that suits you or a type of session you think will help your running or make you feel better. Distance varies between 5 and 7 miles depending on the session.

Rough guide to the groups

Group A: People who run 7 min mile pace.
Group B. People who run 8 min mile pace.
Group C. People who run 9- 10 min mile pace.
Group D People who run over 10 min mile pace. The aim is to enjoy running regardless of the pace.

The number of groups can vary due to numbers and availability of run leaders. Often groups B and C run together, with easier options for Group C.

Wednesday Sessions for Group A are:
26th April: 2 x 12min Tempo
3rd May: 10k with 1min Efforts
10th May: 4 x (3 x 2 min Effort)
17th May: 5 mile TT
24th May: 6 x 1k
31st May: Pyramids
7th June : 10k with 1 min Efforts
14th June: SHRUGBOROUGH RELAYS (SHOWGROUND)
21st June: 5M TT
28th June: Yasso 800
05th July: Darnford Hills
12th July: Varying Intervals
19th July: 5M TT
26th July: STAFF KNOTS 5M

Wednesday Sessions for Group B are:
5th April: Not the Morrison’s Run
12th April: Falkland Road Hills
19th April: 5k Time Trial
26th April: Limberg Avenue Reps
3rd May: Steady run
10th May: 6 Hills
17th May: 5 mile Time Trial
24th May: Chesterfield 1 mile Loops
31st May: Beacon Park run
7th June: Grange Lane hills
14th June: Cathedral Walk reps
21st June: 5 mile Time Trial
28th June: Pipe Hill Woods
5th July: Darnford Park Hills
12th July: Beacon Park reps
19th July: 5 mile Time Trial (Grand Prix event)
26th July: General run

Wednesday Sessions for Group C are:
5th April: Steady Run
12th April: 6 Hills
19th April: 5k Time Trial
26th April: Chesterfield 1 mile loops
3rd May: Beacon Park run
10th May: Grange Lane hills
17th May: 5 mile Time Trial
24th May: Cathedral Walk reps
31st May: Pipe Hill Woods
7th June: Darnford Park Woods
14th June: Beacon Park reps
21st June: 5 mile Time Trial
28th June: Steady Run
5th July: Heart of England Way
12th July: Chesterfield 1 mile loops
19th July: 5 mile Time Trial (Grand Prix event)
26th July: Run out to Wall

Group D runs – these will be run on an on demand basis, when run leaders are available.

On Wednesdays there are different groups and these are based on running speed, for practical and safety reasons. The groups are designed to keep people together and this should mean that people don’t get excessively spread out. You can join whichever group you wish.

We also know that lots of runners don’t really know what their running speed is and so find trying to decide which group to join a little confusing. Start with a group you think you can manage. If you don’t know what that is at all, then place yourself in the slowest group. If the pace is too slow, then next week you can go in a faster group. If you start in one group and can’t keep up, don’t worry, there are lots of reasons why this can happen, and we always have a strategy to manage this. With the interval sessions, the best option is to do fewer repetitions. Please do not just jog the repetitions. Talk to your run leader if you need more advice.

Each session is different and so select a session that will help you achieve your goals. Your goal could be to improve your speed, and so you want to run faster. You might want to improve your endurance, and so want to run for longer, or you might wish to go and enjoy a good run and all that information about speed and distance is all a bit academic. It’s up to you. You can change groups between weeks. One week you might wish to try out a faster group. Or you ran a race at the week-end and plan to have an easier session and so go in a slower group. It’s your club and so pick a session that suit your needs.