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 10th April 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.
  • Thursday 12th April 2018 : Prospect Park - Summer Handicap No.1

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

    Tonight is the first of this seasons (32nd) Summer Handicaps - The first one is 2.5 miles.

    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.

  • Tuesday 17th April 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.
  • Thursday 19th April 2018 : Up and Down

    Meet at the main car park in Prospect Park at 19:00 for a 19:20 start.

    500m - Continuous or individual 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 24th April 2018 : Club Run

    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 Tue of the month.
  • Thursday 26th April 2018 : Kenyan Hills, Prospect Park

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


  • 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.
  • Upcoming Social events for Reading Joggers