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.
  • 04-Jul-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.
  • 06-Jul-2017 : RJ Summer handicap #5

    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.
  • 11-Jul-2017 : Club Run - Prospect park

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

    We are Meet at Prospect park main car park.
  • 13-Jul-2017 : Zigzag Runs

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

    This can be either a speed and acceleration drill or a strength-endurance session. This is dependent of the length of the zigzags. This session will be for strength-endurance. A series of six markers are placed at approximately 60m intervals. Six 60m sprints are made with approximately 90 degree turns around each marker. Because you have to decelerate to get round each marker and then accelerate to the next marker, this will improve both your co-ordination, strength and ability to accelerate. As a bonus this will help you in a race situation. You will then jog or walk back (the long three sided way) back to the start. Each set will consist of 4 or 5 runs and then a complete recovery of 4-5 minutes before the next set. There will be 2 or 3 sets. The long recovery will ensure maximum intensity for each set.
    The time for this session will be 35-40 minutes.
    This session will be on grass.
  • 18-Jul-2017 : Club Relay - Prospect park

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

    Round 2 of the Reading Joggers Relay Event @ Prospect Park.
  • 20-Jul-2017 : Oregon or Complex Circuit

    Meet at Beansheaf Community Centre, RG31 7AW.
    Session will start at 19:20. This session will be on the grass.

    This is aimed at conditioning work and endurance especially muscular. This incorporates several exercises based on general mobility, general conditioning and leg conditioning. The recoveries are 100 metre runs at a brisk pace. This also improves the cardiovascular and respiratory systems.

    • Bird Dog (Mobility)
    • Leg Claps (Legs)
    • Knees to Chest (Legs) - A 30 second break after this exercise.
    • Star Jumps (Conditioning)
    • Donkey Kicks (Legs)
    • Shuttle Runs (Legs) - A 30 second break after this exercise.
    • Push-ups countdown (conditioning)
    • High Knees (Legs)
    • Burpees (Conditioning)
    As this session is hard, each exercise will last for about 20 seconds.
  • 25-Jul-2017 : Club Run - Rushall Farm

    Meet at Rushall Manor Farm, RG7 6DL
    Meet at 19:00 for 19:20 start

    The club run will take place from Rushall Farm instead of Beansheaf.
  • 27-Jul-2017 : RJ Summer handicap #6

    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.
  • 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.
  • 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