Events

Events List

 

  • Every Tue & Thur @ 7:00 PM

    Club members meet at Beansheaf Community Center, Reading, RG31 7AW on Tuesday and Thursday evening at 7:00 pm for 7:20 start.

    Our regular Club runs last about 45 - 60 minutes and cover from 4 to 7 miles. There are several running groups to choose from and each group runs at a different pace, from ~11:30 min/mile for the slowest to about ~8 min/mile for the fastest. We can also arrange for an additional slower group if required so there is ample choice for runners and joggers of all abilities. We use a dozen or more well-tried routes around Calcot and Tilehurst, often on woodland trails, canal and lakes during the lighter summer evenings, but choose the local well-lit pavements during the winter. Throughout the year, we offer pleasant running to anyone who prefers not to train alone. Each group has a leader appointed by the Club Captain, or his deputy, to show the way around the route. The group leader will also try to find an experienced runner to stay with anyone lagging behind, and deal with any minor incidents that may happen, but it must be stressed that runners take part at their own risk.

    Exception:
    On Thur the club runs training program and this can take place at a different venue, details listed below.
  • 01-Aug-2017 : Club Run

    Meet at Beansheaf Community Centre, RG31 7AW.
    Meet at 19:00 for 19:20 start

    Meet at Beensheaf Community Centre as normal for club run.
  • 03-Aug-2017 : Up and Down

    Meet at Prospect Park, Main car park, RG30 2ND.
    Session will start at 19:20

    500m - Continuous 250m Up and 250m down.
    30 seconds jog recovery between each rep.

    Start at tennis courts and run up towards the Mansion House and then down toward the bowling green.
    30 seconds jog or active recovery.
    Then return to the tennis courts.
    30 seconds jog or active recovery.

    Please keep to the left in each direction.
    Repeat the above until the set time is reached (about 35 to 40 minutes).

    Aim:- Correct running uphill, maintaining the effort at the top and then correct relaxed running downhill.
  • 08-Aug-2017 : Club Run

    Meet at Beansheaf Community Centre, RG31 7AW.
    Meet at 19:00 for 19:20 start

    Meet at Beensheaf Community Centre as normal for club run.
  • 10-Aug-2017 : Beat your distance

    Meet at Beansheaf Community Centre, RG31 7AW.
    Session will start at 19:20

    You will be carrying a baton.
    You will run for three minutes and then you will have a two minute active recovery.
    There will be 5 or 6 sets in total, the aim is to beat your distance for every set.
    There will be a thorough warm up including some drills. I will control this session with a whistle
  • 15-Aug-2017 : Club Run

    Meet at Beansheaf Community Centre, RG31 7AW.
    Meet at 19:00 for 19:20 start

    Meet at Beensheaf Community Centre as normal for club run.
  • 17-Aug-2017 : RJ Summer handicap #7

    Meet at Prospect Park, Main car park, RG30 2ND.
    Meet at 19:00 am for 19:20 start

    Please see Handicap tab at top of page for more details.
  • 22-Aug-2017 : Club Run

    Meet at Beansheaf Community Centre, RG31 7AW.
    Meet at 19:00 for 19:20 start

    Meet at Beensheaf Community Centre as normal for club run.
  • 24-Aug-2017 : High Intensity Training (HIT)

    Meet at Beansheaf Community Centre, RG31 7AW.
    Session will start at 19:20

    This is a minimum mileage activity which can prove as effective as Interval Training. It can improve the cardiovascular fitness as much as an hour of moderate level aerobic running. The short bouts of exercise can improve muscle fitness and performance comparable to several weeks of traditional endurance training if it was done on a regular basis. However we are going to use it as part of the overall training sessions. It also improves the utilisation of oxygen to help the body rid itself of unwanted Lactic Acid

    There will be a thorough warm up including some drills.
    • 4 x 60 meter strides before you start the session.
    • 6 x (Sprint 15 secs + 15 secs rest) at 75-85% effort.
    • 1 minute rest before next set.
    • 6 x (Sprint 20 secs + 20 secs rest) at 85-90% effort
    • 2 minute rest before next set.
    • 8 x (Sprint 20 secs + 20 secs rest) at 90-95% effort.
    • 3 minute rest before next set.
    • 2 x (Sprint 15 secs + 25 secs rest) at 95 + effort.
    • 4 minutes rest before starting next set if time permits.
    Possibly 2 sets. This is a short session but it is hard.
    Gentle warm down followed by stretch down to finish.
    Aim:- To improve your aerobic and anaerobic capacity and running efficiency.
  • 29-Aug-2017 : Club Run - Five A Day Market Garden

    Meet at Five A Day Market Garden, The Street, Englefield, RG7 5EL
    Meet at 19:00 for 19:20 start

    The club run will take place from 'Five A Day Market Garden' instead of Beansheaf.
  • 31-Aug-2017 : Kenyan Hills

    Meet at Prospect Park, Main car park, RG30 2ND.
    Meet at 19:00 for 19:20 start

    It is dependant on the state of the ground if we are going to do Kenyan Hills tonight. If the area is unsuitable we will still do a session in Prospect Park.
    Many runners have a love-hate relationship with hills, often because they approach them incorrectly. They try to charge up them as if they don’t exist in order to get them over with as soon as possible. Hills should be a test of patience and pacing to enable you to carry on at a comfortable pace and not to be gasping for air and slow up at the top. After all if you are going to be racing on hills (and there are not many races without a hill or two) then you should be training on them – not all the time, but frequently enough so that when you meet one in a race then you will know how to approach it.
    Hill running is great for improving your running efficiency, because it can give you the strength training that you can get from short intervals, but it can also improve your running form. It forces you, or at least it should do, to get you on to the ball of your foot for the next push off. And don’t forget to use your arms to help you get up the hill, but stay relaxed.

    What do Kenyans Hills give you.....In short.... A better aerobic endurance, improved strength endurance, increased running economy, improved stride length and cadence.
    This ideal pace is for you to be working at 80-85% of MHR (Maximum Heart Rate), or in plain English you should be able to utter 4-5 words at the top (if you're lucky).
    The entire session will last 30-35 minutes plus the warm up, cool down and stretching.
  • 05-Sep-2017 : Club Run

    Meet at Beansheaf Community Centre, RG31 7AW.
    Meet at 19:00 for 19:20 start

    Meet at Beensheaf Community Centre as normal for club run.
  • 07-Sep-2017 : RJ Summer handicap #8

    Meet at Prospect Park, Main car park, RG30 2ND.
    Meet at 19:00 am for 19:20 start

    This is the final summer handicap for 2017. Please see Handicap tab at top of page for more details.
  • Schedule for RJ 31th Summer Handicap Series (2017)
  • You only have to complete FOUR of the EIGHT, or five of the eight if you have not taken part in the summer handicap before
  • We meet in the Car Park at the top of Prospect Park, Main car park, RG30 2ND. by 19:00. The first runners away no later than 19:20.
  • Points are awarded as follows : 1 Point for First place, 2 Points for Second place, 3 Points for Third place ...and so on.
  • The winner will be the member with the lowest number of points who has completed the required number of races.
  • The first handicap is 2.5 miles, the next six are 5 miles and the last one is 2.5 miles.
  • Summer Handicap segment (on Strava)
  • 20-Apr-2017 : Summer Handicap #1

    The first handicap is 2.5 miles.
  • 04-May-2017 : Summer Handicap #2

  • 25-May-2017 : Summer Handicap #3

  • 15-Jun-2017 : Summer Handicap #4

  • 06-Jul-2017 : Summer Handicap #5

  • 27-Jul-2017 : Summer Handicap #6

  • 17-Aug-2017 : Summer Handicap #7

  • 07-Sep-2017 : Summer Handicap #8

    The last handicap is 2.5 miles,

  • Schedule for Reading Joggers 27th Winter Handicap Series (2017-18)
  • You only have to complete three of the six, or four of the six if you have not run the winter handicap before or did not run it last season
  • We meet in the Car Park at the top of Sulham Hill by 09:20 AM for 09:30 AM start.
  • The total distance is 7.58 miles over three laps.
  • Winter Handicap segment (on Strava)
  • Dates

    Scheduled will be published by Aug 2017. The first event will be around last week in Oct.
  • Reading Joggers Consistency League runs from April to March.
  • The League will consist of local events spread reasonably evenly throughout the year.
  • The league recognises sustained performance over a number of events and distances, rather than one outstanding performance during the period.
  • Everybody gets a WAVA (World Association of Veteran Athletes) score and the member with the highest score wins.
  • The winner of each race is given 50 points and then down with second given 49 points, third 48 points and so on.
  • Each member can do as many races in the consistency league as they like, but only their best seven will count towards their final score.
  • Members are advised to wear their club colours to be eligible for points.
  • More details to follow

  • Upcoming Social events for Reading Joggers