Monday – Group training night

Training during COVID

We’d like to make attending sessions easier and owing to unlimited restrictions regarding corona virus we no longer feel the need to have formal sign ups.

Please still check your start location, some groups will be meeting closer to where they will be training

Run Leaders

If anyone is interested in becoming a run leader to let us know by sending a Facebook message or email to the club.

Training details

Download a PDF copy of the current Monday training schedule here

*F & G will split into 2 separate training groups where availability of run leaders allows and where appropriate.

*Combination sessions added to introduce members on/near pace borders to new groups to aid movement between groups; running with appropriate pace groups will improve your running and session quality for all.

*Common sessions tend to be faster based intervals compared to hill sessions based on the Sports Centre or within Bassett.

*We aim to post session plans on group facebook pages prior to sessions taking place although this is not always possible.  

*We are currently looking for more run leaders to join us (especially in a/b and c groups) and help spread the load so please get in touch by sending us a facebook message or email if you are interested, it really would be appreciated.

HRRL Race Fixtures:

Victory 5 – 5 Dec 2021         

Stubbington 10 km – 16 Jan 2022        

Ryde 10 mile – 6 Feb 2022          

Salisbury 10 mile – 3 Apr 2022    

Alton 10 mile – 8 May 2022            

Netley 10 km – 15 May 2022               

Alresford 10km – 19 June 2022     

CC6 Race Fixtures:

12th December – Kings Garn Enclosure Stoney Cross – LRR hosting, we will need volunteers to help with marshalling.

9th January 2022 – Wilverley Enclosure

23rd January 2022 – Hollands Wood

13th February 2022 – Ashurst Campsite

6th March 2022 – Badgers Farm

27th March 2022 – Fleming Park Eastleigh

Meeting at Taunton’s:

  • Government restrictions have been lifted allowing unlimited numbers of people congregating in groups however, if attending please respect other members personal space and act responsibly – our aim should be to ensure all members feel comfortable.
  • Members can use the bathroom facilities if needed.
  • We do not have an agreement to leave bags at reception.
  • Our booking is 18:20 – 18:35. Announcements aim to be from 18:30 with groups departing shortly afterwards.
  • Please do not attend a training session if you are feeling unwell.

Group A & B (Beginners/Improvers)

For new runners or those returning from a period of inactivity. We aim to help you reach your individual goals in a supportive atmosphere with an emphasis on fun and friendship. Each week incorporates a mix of basic skills sessions and jog-walk-run sessions to enable you to build confidence, distance and pace.

Group C/D

Builds speed and endurance for those wishing to participate in events up to 10 mile or half marathons. sessions may include hills, speed work or longer runs on nearby roads or paths.

Group E

Sessions focusing on speed, endurance and strength at a faster pace than the previous group. A perfect training opportunity for those looking to improve their times in races. Sessions may include hills, fartlek (speed play), intervals and tempo runs.

Group F

Training at a higher intensity/pace. Sessions will focus on improving technique as well as speed, strength and endurance in preparation for upcoming races.

Group G

These sessions are ideally suited to runners who can better 19:30 for 5k or 40 minutes for 10k, or are aspiring to do so. This group typically has higher volume, focused training for the faster runners in the club. In addition to Monday training, Group G often meets for self-led training on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Facebook Groups

Pacing Guidelines for Monday Night Training Groups

New Training Paces

Please note that these are guidelines – depending on the changing ability of current runners and the ability of new members this may change and will be reviewed .

It’s worth spending a bit of time considering whether you’re running with the most appropriate group on a Monday evening. If you are consistently near the front or back of your group, it may be time to consider trying a new one.

We appreciate that there are many different reasons why people run – some people enjoy the social aspect of running, whereas others want to train hard to improve their speed. We’re hoping that everyone will be making progress, but there is no shame in dropping down a group.