Diary

Our club meets for a social run every Tuesday, and for a training run every Thursday. We also participate in cross-country and road races most weekends, and ad-hoc groups often get together during the week for various other runs together, such as long runs.

All of our activities are attended by members of all abilities.

In general:
Winter runs are on the road within Burton, starting from the Shobnall Leisure Complex reception.
Summer runs are off-road from various locations in the Burton area, usually starting and finishing at a pub.

High vis vests must be worn for all winter evening runs, and head torches where street lighting is poor. If any member requires a high vis vest, one can be ordered from our Club Kit page.

See also our running route maps:
Road | Off-road
and:
Burton & District Summer Race League Rules for 2019

Runs and Meetings


  • Thu
    19
    Sep
    2019
    7:15 pmMeadowside Leisure Centre

    Leader: Barry Birch
    This week the hill workout will be on Violet Way. We’ll do 3 sets of 10 minute runs up and recovery jog down the hill with a short rest between each set. There will be a choice of distance up the same hill: 0.11 miles (180m) with approx. 60ft of climb, ave. gradient 10%; 0.26miles with approx. 120ft of climb, ave. gradient 8.5%. We will start from the MEADOWSIDE Leisure Centre at 7:15pm (bring £1 for parking). We’ll warm up running to Violet Way via Malvern Ave. which is about 1.5 miles. Or meet us there at Redwood Dr. on Violet Way.
    Follow this link to see the warm-up route:

  • Thu
    26
    Sep
    2019
    7:15 pmCo-op car park, Main Street, Branston, DE14 3EY

    Leader: Barry Birch
    Intervals on Branston Road by the school. Approx. 0.8 mile warm-up run from the Co-op car park followed by one 15 minute set of quarter mile reps, a 3 minute rest, then 10 minutes of 150m sprints.

  • Thu
    03
    Oct
    2019
    7:15 pmMeadowside Leisure Centre

    Leader: Barry Birch
    We go to Beaufort Rd for Thursday’s hill rep’s. Meet at the MEADOWSIDE Leisure Centre to depart at 7:15pm (bring £1 for parking). We’ll warm up running to Beaufort Rd via Clay St. which is about 1.4 miles. Then 2 sets of 15 minute runs up and down the hill between Derwent Road and Daleside. One uphill run is about 0.2 miles. The hill run will be entirely on the footpath and won’t cross any side roads.
    Follow this link to see the warm-up route

  • Thu
    10
    Oct
    2019
    7:15 pmShobnall Leisure Complex

    Leader: Barry Birch
    Meet at Shobnall Reception for a 7:15pm departure. We will do a 1.4 mile warm up run to Forest Edge Way. If you can’t make it to Shobnall for 7:15 go directly to Forest Edge Way; we’ll probably get there at 7:30 but it won’t matter if you’re a little late.
    Forest Edge Way is a loop of 0.35 miles having an elevation gain of 22 feet for the first half of the lap, so the intervals will have a slight uphill and downhill. The course is in a residential area, crosses no roads, has good street lighting and has little traffic.
    It’ll be the 2 sets of 5 x 2 minute efforts with 1 minute recovery between each; 5 minute break between sets.

  • Thu
    17
    Oct
    2019
    7:15 pmMeadowside Leisure Centre

    Leader: Barry Birch
    This week the hill workout will be on Violet Way. We’ll do 3 sets of 10 minute runs up and recovery jog down the hill with a short rest between each set. There will be a choice of distance up the same hill: 0.11 miles (180m) with approx. 60ft of climb, ave. gradient 10%; 0.26miles with approx. 120ft of climb, ave. gradient 8.5%. We will start from the MEADOWSIDE Leisure Centre at 7:15pm (bring £1 for parking). We’ll warm up running to Violet Way via Malvern Ave. which is about 1.5 miles. Or meet us there at Redwood Dr. on Violet Way.
    Follow this link to see the warm-up route:

  • Thu
    24
    Oct
    2019
    7:15 pmCo-op car park, Main Street, Branston, DE14 3EY

    Leader: Barry Birch
    Intervals on Branston Road by the school. Approx. 0.8 mile warm-up run from the Co-op car park followed by one 15 minute set of quarter mile reps, a 3 minute rest, then 10 minutes of 150m sprints.

  • Thu
    31
    Oct
    2019
    7:15 pmMeadowside Leisure Centre

    Leader: Barry Birch
    We go to Beaufort Rd for Thursday’s hill rep’s. Meet at the MEADOWSIDE Leisure Centre to depart at 7:15pm (bring £1 for parking). We’ll warm up running to Beaufort Rd via Clay St. which is about 1.4 miles. Then 2 sets of 15 minute runs up and down the hill between Derwent Road and Daleside. One uphill run is about 0.2 miles. The hill run will be entirely on the footpath and won’t cross any side roads.
    Follow this link to see the warm-up route