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.
  • 05-Sep-2017 : Club Run - Five A Day Market Garden

    Meet at Five A Day Market Garden, The Street, Englefield, RG7 5EL
    Meet at 19:00 for 19:20 start

    The club run will take place from 'Five A Day Market Garden' instead of Beansheaf.
  • 07-Sep-2017 : RJ Summer handicap #8

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

    This is the final summer handicap for 2017. Please see Handicap tab at top of page for more details.
  • 12-Sep-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.
  • 14-Sep-2017 : 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.
  • 17-Sep-2017 : Round Reading Relay

    Meet at Prospect Park, Main car park, RG30 2ND.
    Meet at 08:45 am for 09:00 start
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  • 19-Sep-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.
  • 21-Sep-2017 : 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.
  • 26-Sep-2017 : 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 Tue of the month during the winter months.
  • 28-Sep-2017 : High Intensity Training (HIT)

    Meet at Old A4 at Theale, RG7 5AG.
    Session will 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. 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 x 60 meter strides before you start the session.
    • 6 x (Sprint 15 secs + 15 secs rest) at 75-85% effort.
    • 1 minute rest before next set.
    • 6 x (Sprint 20 secs + 20 secs rest) at 85-90% effort
    • 2 minute rest before next set.
    • 8 x (Sprint 20 secs + 20 secs rest) at 90-95% effort.
    • 3 minute rest before next set.
    • 2 x (Sprint 15 secs + 25 secs rest) at 95 + effort.
    • 4 minutes rest before starting next set if time permits.
    Possibly 2 sets. 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.
  • 29-Sep-2017 : 40th Anniversary Quiz night


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  • 03-Oct-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

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