The club has two evening running training sessions each week, plus an evening junior session (April to October in term time).

  • Running training

Important – From Thursday 24th April 2014 Senior Rat’s will be meeting at the New Cricket Club Pavilion near to Crooklets Car Park. 

We have two weekly organised run sessions, starting from the Cricket Pavilion (by the cricket ground on Summerleaze Down*) at 6.30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Tuesday evenings are devoted to social runs of varying length. Runners attending on Tuesdays are expected to group according to ability (with the proviso that the ‘social’ emphasis implies that no runner will run by themselves.)

Thursday evenings now offer two options.
1) More structured training / coaching typically comprising intervals or hill reps, with experienced club members who, between them, provide support for beginners through to those competing in major events.
2) A gentle social run-1 hour.

Where we run/train depends on many factors including the weather, wind and the abilities of those who turn up. In summer it tends to be on the cycle track or off-road, for winter evenings we are more dependent on street-lit areas.

Newcomers are welcome to attend for one or more sessions before joining, and will usually be accompanied by an experienced club member.

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* the New Cricket Club Pavilion is on Summerleaze Down midway between the Sainsbury car park and Crooklets car park. Best to park in Crooklets car park (currently free after 6 pm) and walk up.

  • Junior training

Details of Junior Training can all be found on the Juniors page.

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