Training Details

Training and Club Runs

We have two main training nights, Tuesdays and Thursdays. We meet at 6:45pm on these nights at the Tennis Centre on Withycombe Village Road and head out the door at 7pm. You can find an upload of the training routes for the month ahead in the 'training' section of this website. Club runs vary in length, but most are between 5 and 8 miles; the pace is adapted on any given night, with a fast group and a steady group often splitting off. Either way, there is plenty of re-grouping and looping back so that no one gets left behind or is in danger of getting lost. In addition, there is a 'ladies only' group that meets each Wednesday, at 6:30pm. This is a much more relaxed affair and usually run at a steadier pace, covering a shorter distance than the Tuesday and Thursday night sessions. Sometimes we meet at other nearby venues, such as Four Firs carpark on Woodbury Common, the Green in Otterton or White Bridge in Budleigh. These 'away runs' are held during the summer months and are off road, sometimes with some challenging hills. Winter runs tend to stay in the vicinity of Exmouth, so you do not need a head-torch but you will need some form of high-vis top once the dark nights set in to enjoy your run safely. Once a month from April to September we hold the (in)famous 'Sandy Bay Time Trial'. This is 3.5 miles of hilly pleasure, from Foxholes carpark, up and over the cliffs to Sandy Bay and back. This is optional but many runners like the timed but informal element to it and use it as a way of measuring their fitness and progress. The dates and meeting points of all the club runs are posted in advance in the 'training' section: check there first before heading to the Tennis Centre, just in case it is an 'away run' night.

Monthly Training Schedule - June 2017

 

1st
Steady run: Cycle path to Budleigh, Knowle, across common and back along St John's Road
OR shorter run with Nigel
Cathy
6th
Run Exe 5k or try the Woodland Relay Route, meet at Car Park by Wheathill Plantation at 6.50 pm
OR shorter run with Nigel
Amy
8th
Exmouth seafront 12 - 16 X 1 minute hard, 1 minute recovery
OR shorter run with Nigel
TBC
13th
Track: 1 mile Time Trial and relays.
OR shorter run with Nigel
Cathy
15th
Steady run to Lympstone along cycle path
OR shorter run with Nigel
TBC
20th
SBTT
OR shorter run with Nigel
Bob
22nd

Parlaaf relay Session Track

OR shorter run with Nigel

Simon
27th
Phear Park fartlek with hills, easier if racing hard tomorrow
OR shorter run with Nigel
Cathy
28th
Woodland Relays - Woodbury Common
29th
Steady club run: cycle path towards Budleigh, across golf course to West Down Beacon and back along coast path
OR shorter run with Nigel
TBC