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
    03
    Jan
    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 2 sets of 5 x 2 minute efforts with 1 minute recovery between each; 5 minute break between sets.

  • Thu
    10
    Jan
    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
    17
    Jan
    2019
    7:15 pmCo-op car park, Main Street, Branston, DE14 3EY

    Leader: Barry Birch
    Intervals on Branston Road by the Bridge Inn. Approx. 0.5 mile warm-up run from the Co-op car park followed by 2 sets of 4 x quarter mile with quarter mile recovery jog. 3 minute rest between sets.

  • Thu
    24
    Jan
    2019
    7:15 pmMeadowside Leisure Centre

    Leader: Barry Birch
    We go back to Beaufort Rd for Thursday’s hill rep’s (just for a bit of variety). 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.

    UPDATE 24/1: The paths don't look slippery so the run is on.

    Follow this link to see the warm-up route

  • Thu
    31
    Jan
    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
    07
    Feb
    2019
    7:15 pmMeadowside Leisure Centre

    Leader: Barry Birch
    This week the hill workout will be on Violet Way. So 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
    14
    Feb
    2019
    7:15 pmCo-op car park, Main Street, Branston, DE14 3EY

    Leader: Barry Birch
    Intervals on Branston Road by the Bridge Inn. Approx. 0.5 mile warm-up run from the Co-op car park followed by 2 sets of 4 x quarter mile with quarter mile recovery jog. 3 minute rest between sets.

  • Thu
    21
    Feb
    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
    28
    Feb
    2019
    7:15 pmElms Road, Stapenhill

    Leader: Marie Hutson
    Meet on Elms Road, Stapenhill, DE15 9AG (Plenty of Parking) @ 7.15 pm. The route is relatively well lit.
    Session Structure – Fartlek targeting threshold pace.
    Warm up (15 mins) - RAMP protocol.
    Main Session (35 mins) - (0.6km @ 75-80% effort: 0.6km @ rec jog) x 3 – 6 sets
    Cool Down (10 mins)
    Course (Strava segment)

  • Thu
    07
    Mar
    2019
    7:15 pmMeadowside Leisure Centre

    Leader: Barry Birch
    This week the hill workout will be on Violet Way. So 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
    14
    Mar
    2019
    7:15 pmCo-op car park, Main Street, Branston, DE14 3EY

    Leader: Barry Birch
    Intervals on Branston Road by the Bridge Inn. Approx. 0.5 mile warm-up run from the Co-op car park followed by 2 sets of 4 x quarter mile with quarter mile recovery jog. 3 minute rest between sets.

  • Thu
    21
    Mar
    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
    28
    Mar
    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
    11
    Apr
    2019
    7:15 pmCo-op car park, Main Street, Branston, DE14 3EY

    Leader: Barry Birch
    Intervals on Branston Road by the Bridge Inn. Approx. 0.5 mile warm-up run from the Co-op car park followed by 2 sets of 4 x quarter mile with quarter mile recovery jog. 3 minute rest between sets.

  • Thu
    18
    Apr
    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
    25
    Apr
    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
    02
    May
    2019
    7:15 pmJacksons Bank car park on Brakenhurst Rd, DE13 8RG

    Leader: Barry Birch
    Come along for a nice woodland trail run on this evening. All welcome to do the run you want, from a post-marathon recovery jog to taking part in the hill training. The training will follow a 0.85 mile, 125ft ascent, figure of 8 route. We’ll do 3 or 4 sets of 2 laps with rests in between. For other runners there is a nice 3km loop.

  • Thu
    09
    May
    2019
    7:15 pmCo-op car park, Main Street, Branston, DE14 3EY

    Leader: Barry Birch
    Intervals on Branston Road by the Bridge Inn. Approx. 0.5 mile warm-up run from the Co-op car park followed by 2 sets of 4 x quarter mile with quarter mile recovery jog. 3 minute rest between sets.

  • Thu
    16
    May
    2019
    7:15 pmJacksons Bank car park on Brakenhurst Rd, DE13 8RG

    Leader: Barry Birch
    Woodland trail hills this evening. But all welcome to come and do the run you want. The training will follow a 0.85 mile, 125ft ascent, figure of 8 route. We’ll do 3 or 4 sets of 2 laps with rests in between. For other runners there is a nice 3km loop.

  • Thu
    23
    May
    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
    30
    May
    2019
    7:15 pmJacksons Bank car park on Brakenhurst Rd, DE13 8RG

    Leader: Barry Birch
    Woodland trail hills this evening. But all welcome to come and do the run you want. The training will follow a 0.85 mile, 125ft ascent, figure of 8 route. We’ll do 3 or 4 sets of 2 laps with rests in between. For other runners there is a nice 3km loop.

  • Thu
    06
    Jun
    2019
    7:15 pmCo-op car park, Main Street, Branston, DE14 3EY

    Leader: Barry Birch
    Intervals on Branston Road by the Bridge Inn. Approx. 0.5 mile warm-up run from the Co-op car park followed by 2 sets of 4 x quarter mile with quarter mile recovery jog. 3 minute rest between sets.

  • Thu
    13
    Jun
    2019

    Due to Washlands Relays taking place the day before.

  • Thu
    20
    Jun
    2019
    7:15 pmShobnall Leisure Complex

    Leader: Andy Bennett
    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
    27
    Jun
    2019
    7:15 pmJacksons Bank car park on Brakenhurst Rd, DE13 8RG

    Leader: Barry Birch
    Woodland trail hills this evening. But all welcome to come and do the run you want. The training will follow a 0.85 mile, 125ft ascent, figure of 8 route. We’ll do 2 sets of 2 laps with rests in between. For other runners there is a nice 3km loop.

  • Thu
    04
    Jul
    2019
    7:15 pmCo-op car park, Main Street, Branston, DE14 3EY

    Leader: Barry Birch
    Intervals on Branston Road by the Bridge Inn. Approx. 0.5 mile warm-up run from the Co-op car park followed by 2 sets of 4 x quarter mile with quarter mile recovery jog. 3 minute rest between sets.

  • Thu
    11
    Jul
    2019
    7:15 pmJacksons Bank car park on Brakenhurst Rd, DE13 8RG

    Leader: Barry Birch
    Woodland trail hills this evening. But all welcome to come and do the run you want. The training will follow a 0.85 mile, 125ft ascent, figure of 8 route. We’ll do 3 or 4 sets of 2 laps with rests in between. For other runners there is a nice 3km loop.

  • Thu
    18
    Jul
    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
    25
    Jul
    2019
    7:15 pmJacksons Bank car park on Brakenhurst Rd, DE13 8RG

    Leader: Barry Birch
    Woodland trail hills this evening. But all welcome to come and do the run you want. The training will follow a 0.85 mile, 125ft ascent, figure of 8 route. We’ll do 3 or 4 sets of 2 laps with rests in between. For other runners there is a nice 3km loop.

  • Thu
    01
    Aug
    2019
    7:15 pmCo-op car park, Main Street, Branston, DE14 3EY

    Leader: Barry Birch
    Intervals on Branston Road by the John Taylor School. Approx. 0.8 mile warm-up run from the Co-op car park followed by approx. 30 minutes of intervals.

  • Thu
    08
    Aug
    2019
    7:15 pmJacksons Bank car park on Brakenhurst Rd, DE13 8RG

    Leader: Barry Birch
    Woodland trail hills this evening. But all welcome to come and do the run you want. The training will not be the usual session; we'll do more rep's of a shorter section. For other runners there is a nice 3km loop.

  • Thu
    15
    Aug
    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
    22
    Aug
    2019
    7:15 pmJacksons Bank car park on Brakenhurst Rd, DE13 8RG

    Leader: Barry Birch
    Woodland trail hills this evening. We’ll run approx. 600m loops for 15 minutes, rest, then repeat in the opposite direction.

  • Thu
    29
    Aug
    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
    05
    Sep
    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
    12
    Sep
    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
    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 Quorn Close and Grafton Rd. 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: Andy Bennett.
    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

  • Thu
    07
    Nov
    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
    14
    Nov
    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 Clay St. 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
    21
    Nov
    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
    28
    Nov
    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
    05
    Dec
    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
    12
    Dec
    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 Clay St. 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
    19
    Dec
    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.