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 3rd July 2018 : Club Run - Beansheaf

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

    Meet at the Beansheaf Community Centre as normal for a club run.
  • Thursday 5th July 2018 : High Intensity Training ( HIT ) or High Intensity Interval Training ( HIIT ) - Beansheaf

    Meet at Beansheaf Community Centre, RG31 7AW.
    Meet at 19:00 for 19:20 start
    This session will be on grass.

    Meet at 19:00 for the session to 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 ( Tuesday Evenings )
    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 to 6 x 60 metre strides before you start the session.

    6 x (Sprint 15 secs + 15 secs rest) at 75-85% effort.
    2 minute rest before next set.

    6 x (Sprint 20 secs + 20 secs rest) at 85-90% effort
    3 minute rest before next set.

    6 x (Sprint 25 secs + 30 secs rest) at 90-95% effort.
    4 minute rest before next set.

    2 x (Sprint 15 secs + 30 secs rest) at 95 + effort.

    Possibly 2 sets or 1 complete set and part of the second set. 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.

    I will control this with a whistle
  • Tuesday 10th July 2018 : Club Run - Beansheaf

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

    Meet at the Beansheaf Community Centre as normal for a club run.
  • Thursday 12th July 2018 : Beat your Distance - Beansheaf

    Meet at Beansheaf Community Centre, RG31 7AW.
    Meet at 19:00 for 19:20 start
    This session will be on grass.

    You will run for three minutes and then you will have a two minute active recovery.

    there will be 6 or 7 sets in total.

    There will be a thorough warm up including some drills.

    I will control this session with a whistle
  • Tuesday 17th July 2018 : Club Run - Beansheaf

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

    Meet at the Beansheaf Community Centre as normal for a club run.
  • Thursday 19th July 2018 : Kenyan Hills - Prospect Park

    Meet at Prospect Park, Main car park, RG30 2ND.
    Meet at 19:00 for 19:20 start
    This session is a mixture of grass and trail.

    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.

    When you run downhill, the problem is usually the opposite of running uphill, too much backward lean, Shifting your weight backwards is a normal reaction as it slows you down. As you run uphill, your whole body should lean into the hill, not just from your waist, your foot strike is shifted forward onto the sole of your foot where as running downhill forces your foot strike towards your heel and leaning back increases the braking effect and leads to more force going through your legs and possibly leading to injury. But since a downhill will give you a ‘free’ increase in your running speed, with gravity helping you, you will want to take advantage of this. As your speed increases your cadence will need to quicken. You will need to balance your speed from running downhill and running too fast that it upsets your pacing. You should not be out of breath at the bottom of the hill.

    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.
  • 24th July 2018 : End of Summer Term Fun Run - Prospect Park

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

    This evening, we're looking to do something different... A treasure hunt tied into a run round Reading.... As a heads up, it won't your normal run, maybe 3-5 miles, depending on how far you think you'll get in an hour!

    You'll be given a map of sorts and asked to find certain things on route... and provide evidence.... and it'll end at the mansion house for dinner/drinks... a social run followed by a social...

    Split into teams, either on your own or on the night (TBC)… only stipulation is each "team" needs to carry a device that'll take photographs!
  • Thursday 26th July 2018 : Summer Handicap #6 - Prospect Park

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

    Tonight is the sixth of this seasons (32nd) Summer Handicaps - The fifth of the 5 milers (2 Laps).
    For those new to the summer handicap, the course is clearly marked and if you turn up early enough there will also be a map for you to look at.

    Meet at the main car park in Prospect Park at 19:00hrs for the first runner to be away by 19:20.

    Further details, Handicap and Start Times to follow.

    After the Handicap many will go up to the Mansion House to replace lost liquid and a chat.
  • 31st July 2018 : Club Run - Beansheaf

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

    Meet at the Beansheaf Community Centre as normal for a club run.
  • Thursday 2nd August 2018 : Training (TBC)


    The webmaster is on holiday, so won't be able to update the website before details are finalised. Please check your emails or the club Facebook page.
  • Tuesday 7th August 2018 : Club Run - Beansheaf

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

    Meet at the Beansheaf Community Centre as normal for a club run.
  • Thursday 9th August 2018 : Training (TBC)


    The webmaster is on holiday, so won't be able to update the website before details are finalised. Please check your emails or the club Facebook page.
  • Schedule for RJ 32nd Summer Handicap Series (2018)
  • 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)
  • Thursday 12-Apr-2018 : Summer Handicap #1

    The first handicap is 2.5 miles.
  • Thursday 3rd May 2018 : Summer Handicap #2

    5 miles.
  • Thursday 24th May 2018 : Summer Handicap #3

    5 miles.
  • Thursday 7th June 2018 : Summer Handicap #4

    5 miles.
  • Thursday 28th June 2018 : Summer Handicap #5 (new date)

    5 miles.
  • Thursday 26th July 2018 : Summer Handicap #6

    5 miles.
  • Thursday 16th August 2018 : Summer Handicap #7

    5 miles.
  • Thursday 6th September 2018 : 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)
  • 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

The 2018-19 Reading Joggers Club Championship is now underway.

Please follow the link to see the current standings - https://tinyurl.com/RJ-Champs-2018-19

The rules/format of the Championship, and list of races are as follows:

  • To qualify you need to run at least one race at each distance (5 Miles, 10k, 10Miles, Half Marathon).
  • If you run more than one race at the same distance i.e. Two 10ks the race with the highest points will count towards your championship score.
  • You’re competing against members in your own age category.
  • Men: Senior (under 40), M40-49, M50-59, M60-69, M70+
  • Ladies: Senior (under 35), F35-44, F45-54, F55-64, F65+
  • Your Championship age category is determined by your age on 1st April (start of club championship).
  • Within each age category, the fastest finisher scores 50 points, the next fastest 49 points, and so on.
  • For your race result to qualify for the Championship you must run in Club Vest/T-shirt.
  • Times will be based on individual chip times rather than gun times, where provided.
  • 5 miles - Marlow 5 (13th May), Bracknell Forest 5 (20th June), Summer Handicap (16th August)
  • 10k - Green Park (20th May), Thames 10k Beale Park (5th July), Woodcote (January - date TBC)
  • 10 miles - Tadley (14th October), Gutbuster (30th December), Maidenhead Easter 10 (19th April)
  • Half marathon - Maidenhead (2nd September), Wokingham (24th February), Reading (March - date TBC)
  • More details to follow

  • Upcoming Social events for Reading Joggers