Monday – Group training night

Training during COVID

Important update. Saturday 6th November 2021
Wearing a Face Covering is mandatory when entering Taunton’s College buildings.

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.

Track Etiquette

Joining a Monday night session at the athletics track? For some helpful advice on using the track, check out this great guide to track etiquette from Steel City Striders.

Training details

Download a PDF copy of the current Monday training schedule here

  • *F & Gif possible,will split into 2 separate training groups if we have a second F/G RL available.
  • Track sessions: Meet at the track for 7pm start.
  • Common sessions: Tend to be faster based intervals compared to hill sessions based on the Sports Centre or within Bassett.
  • Facebook posts: Whilst not always possible we aim to post session plans on group Facebook pages prior to sessions taking place.

*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.

Hampshire Road Race League Race (HRRL) Fixtures: Road Race League Home Page (windows.net) 5 Dec 2021 – Victory 5 (miles)
16 Jan 2022 – Stubbington 10km
6 Feb 2022 – Ryde 10mile
3 Apr 2022 – Salisbury 10mile
8 May 2022 – Alton 10mile
15 May 2022 – Netley 10km
19 June 2022 – Alresford 10km

CC6 Race Fixtures:CC6 Cross Country League12th December – Kings Garn Enclosure Stoney Cross –LRR hosting, we will need volunteers.
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

Hampshire Cross Country League Matches:Hampshire Athletics – Hampshire Cross Country League 4th Dec 2021 – Wellesley Woodlands, Aldershot
15th Jan 2022 – Prospect Park Reading
19th Feb 2022- Sparsholt College, Winchester
19th March 2022- Popham Airfield, Basingstoke

English National Cross Country Championships,

Saturday 26th February. Parliament Hill, London.
Please register interest by emailing or sending a Facebook message to the club asap so that we can arrange subsidised club transport. We also plan to have a post-race meal/night out in Southampton afterwards. You need to be an affiliated member and LRR needs to be your 1st claim running club.

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.