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.
  • 5th June 2018 : Club Run

    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.
  • 7th June 2018 : Prospect Park - Summer Handicap No. 4

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

    Tonight is the fourth of this seasons (32nd) Summer Handicaps - The third 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.

    Please try to turn up on time as this time of the year the light fades quickly - Thankyou.

    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.
  • 12th June 2018 : Club Run

    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.
  • 14th June 2018 : Club Run (no training session)

    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.

    Arthur has a long standing prior engagement and therefore shall not be able to lead a session.

    The club will be open as usual so it will be a normal club evening. Perhaps James the club captain will arrange one of his 'specials'.

    There is also a 10K at Dinton Pastures
  • 19th June 2018 : Club Run

    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.
  • 21st June 2018 : Oregon or Complex Trail

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

    This session will be on 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.

    The nine exercises in the order they are to be done are:- (The exercises may change slightly)

    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.

    Before each of the exercises you have a 100 metre run at a brisk pace (Recovery)

    After each set you jog about 500-600 metres before starting another set.
  • 26-June-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 on the last Tuesday of the month.
  • 28th June 2018 : Prospect Park - Summer Handicap No. 5

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

    Tonight is the fifth of this seasons (32nd) Summer Handicaps - The fourth 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.

    Please try to turn up on time as this time of the year the light fades quickly - Thankyou.

    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.
  • 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 3r 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 5th July 2018 : Summer Handicap #5

    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