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 Thursdays the club runs training programs and this can take place at a different venue, details listed below.
  • Tuesday 30th January 2018 : Club Run - Prospect Park

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

    The club run will take place from Prospect Park.
  • Thursday 1st February 2018 : Beat your distance

    Meet at Old A4 at Theale, RG7 5AG.
    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
  • Sunday 4th February 2018 : Winter Handicap #4

  • Tuesday 6th February 2018 : Club Run

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

    Meet at Beansheaf Community Centre as normal for club run.
  • Thursday 8th February 2018 : Interval training

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

    This is held on the path between the Bath road and the car park..
    There will be 70 seconds of effort followed by 1 minute 50 seconds of active recovery.
    The First set will be 5 reps, and then an extra 5 minutes rest. The second and last set will be 3 reps.
    The session will last between 30 and 35 minutes.
    This is aimed at increasing endurance and speed.
  • Tuesday 13th February 2018 : Club Run

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

    Meet at Beansheaf Community Centre as normal for club run.
  • Thursday 15th February 2018 : 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.
  • Tuesday 20th February 2018 : Club Run

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

    Meet at Beansheaf Community Centre as normal for club run.
  • Thursday 22nd February 2018 : 400m - 800m - 400m - 800m ...

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

    This session will be held on The Chase (about 800m from Beansheaf - you can warm up getting there).
    It is run between Grangely Close and Kettering Close.

    Start with 400m followed by 30 second jog recovery. Then 800m followed by 60 seconds jog recovery.
    Repeat above until time set of 35-40 minutes is finished.

    Based on 10K race speed (which means you will be going a little faster than your 10K pace. It would help if you can remember your latest 10K time.
    Example: If your 10K race speed is 50:00 then your 400/800m time is 2:00/4:00. Your target would be 1:55/3:50. This involves a gentle uphill and downhill.
    There will be a chart available help you calculate you target time based on your 10k time.
  • Sunday 25th February 2018 : Winter Handicap #5

  • Tuesday 27th February 2018 : Club Run - Prospect Park

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

    The club run will take place from Prospect Park.
  • 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)
  • 29-Oct-2017 : Winter Handicap #1

    Please note, the clocks go back ONE hour so make sure you arrive at the correct time.
  • 19-Nov-2017 : Winter Handicap #2

  • 21-Jan-2018 : Winter Handicap #3

  • 04-Feb-2018 : Winter Handicap #4

  • 25-Feb-2018 : Winter Handicap #5

  • 25-Mar-2018 : Winter Handicap #6


  • Schedule for RJ 32nd Summer Handicap Series (2018) - dates to be determined
  • 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)
  • Upcoming Social events for Reading Joggers