Events

Events List

 

  • Regular Club Runs - Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7pm

    Our regular club runs are held every week on Tuesday and Thursday and start at either the Beansheaf Community Center, Reading, RG31 7AW or (usually on the last Tuesday of the month) from Prospect Park, Main Car Park, RG30 2ND. Please see below for details.

    On Thursdays, in addition to a regular club run, we hold training sessions and our Summer Handicap series. The location and content of these sessions vary, so please see below for details.

    For all evening sessions, including training and the Summer Handicap, we meet at 7:00pm for a 7:20pm 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.
  • Tuesday 2nd October 2018 : Club Run - Prospect Park

    Meet at Prospect Park, Main car park, RG30 2ND.
    Meet at 19:00 for 19:20 start
  • Thursday 4th October 2018 : 400 - 800m Intervals (or 800m intervals) - Beansheaf

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

    This session will be held on THE CHASE (about 800m from Beansheaf - you can partly warm up getting there).
    It is run between Grangely Close and Kettering Close.

    400m - 800m - 400m - 800m ...........

    Start with 400m followed by 30 second jog recovery. Then 800m followed by 60 seconds jog recovery.

    OR

    800m intervals with a minutes recovery after each 800m

    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. See example below). 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
  • Tuesday 9th October 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 11th October 2018 : 500m Scorpions - Lansdowne Road / Grafton Road Circuit

    Grafton Road/Lansdowne Road, RG30 4QF.
    Session will start at 19:20
    Meet at 19:00 for 19:20 start

    This session based on Lansdowne Road and Grafton Road, which lies between Mayfair and Halls Road.

    As the circuit is 500m it is ideal for tonight's session.

    The first 400m is at just under 10K pace and the final 100m at a faster pace. Each 500m will be followed by a 2 minute recovery. The faster 100m is NOT an all out sprint, but more like your finishing burst at the end of a race.

    The session will last 35-40 Minutes.

    During your recovery period, keep moving, walk or a very gentle jog and please do not stay on the path, to allow others to pass freely.

    About 600-700 metres west of the Meadway Sports Centre you turn left off The Meadway into Halls Road.
    Take the second right off Halls Road into Burlington Road.
    At the end of Burlington Road is Lansdowne Road. Park safely on Lansdowne Road, but please do not block entrances to driveways.
    You can also approach it from Langley Hill. Up Langley Hill to the roundabout and turn right into Halls Road.
    Then take the second left into Burlington Road. (The post code for Burlington Road is RG30 4QG)
  • Tuesday 16th October 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 18th October 2018 : Beat your distance - Old Bath Road, Theale


    Meet at the Beansheaf Community Centre, RG31 7AW.
    OR
    Old A4 at Theale, RG7 5AG.
    Session will start at 19:20
    Meet at 19:00 for 19:20 start

    This session will be on the old A4 at Theale. It is well lit.

    You can either meet at the Beansheaf Community Centre or at the session site.

    1. You can go over the junction 12 motorway roundabout, towards the Theale bypass, and turn right at the next roundabout towards Theale. At the T-junction mini roundabout turn right and park up near the barrier.

    2. If you decide to park at Beansheaf you can then jog to the session site as a warm up. You turn right into Sainsbury's and then left into Pincents Lane, passing Porche Cars to your right and Dunelm to your left and head towards the footbridge over the motorway. I shall be going direct to the site.

    ( I did not mention this, but you could sneak into the multi-story Ikea car park and then walk over the motorway bridge)

    Fast becoming a favourite session, but limited during the winter because of finding enough space that is lit. It is run over 200m laps (300 or 400m in the summer)

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

    there will be 5 or 6 sets in total.

    There will be a thorough warm up including some drills.

    I will control this session with a whistle

    More details on the night.
  • Tuesday 23rd October 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 25th October 2018 : Three minute cycle - Prospect Park

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

    This is held on the path between the Bath Road and the Car Park.

    There will be 70 seconds of effort followed by 1 minute 50 seconds of active recovery.

    The First set will be 5 reps, and then an extra 5 minutes rest.

    The second and last set will be 3 or 4 reps.

    The session will last between 30 and 35 minutes.

    This is aimed at increasing endurance and speed.

    I will control this session with a whistle
  • Tuesday 30th October : 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.
  • 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
  • 8th September 2018 : Summer(ish) Family Barbeque - 12-4pm


    This will be at theBeansheaf so we have a location with toilets and running water.

    Family members are welcome, please let Dan Gurney (info@readingjoggers.org) know how many people you are bringing and if you have any special dietary requirements.

    We will have some activities planned for the day such as rounders and possibly a fun run (other suggestions are also welcome).

    Please see the Facebook Event page for more information.

    Meet at Beansheaf Community Center, Reading, RG31 7AW
  • 16-Sep-2018 : Round Reading Relay 2018


    Meet at Prospect Park, Main car park, RG30 2ND.
    Meet at 08:45 am for 09:00 start