Training Details

Training and Club Runs

We have two main training nights, Tuesdays and Thursdays. We meet at 6:45pm on these nights at the Tennis Centre on Withycombe Village Road and head out the door at 7pm. You can find an upload of the training routes for the month ahead in the 'training' section of this website. Club runs vary in length, but most are between 5 and 8 miles; the pace is adapted on any given night, with a fast group and a steady group often splitting off. Either way, there is plenty of re-grouping and looping back so that no one gets left behind or is in danger of getting lost. In addition, there is a 'ladies only' group that meets each Wednesday, at 6:30pm. This is a much more relaxed affair and usually run at a steadier pace, covering a shorter distance than the Tuesday and Thursday night sessions. Sometimes we meet at other nearby venues, such as Four Firs carpark on Woodbury Common, the Green in Otterton or White Bridge in Budleigh. These 'away runs' are held during the summer months and are off road, sometimes with some challenging hills. Winter runs tend to stay in the vicinity of Exmouth, so you do not need a head-torch but you will need some form of high-vis top once the dark nights set in to enjoy your run safely. Once a month from April to September we hold the (in)famous 'Sandy Bay Time Trial'. This is 3.5 miles of hilly pleasure, from Foxholes carpark, up and over the cliffs to Sandy Bay and back. This is optional but many runners like the timed but informal element to it and use it as a way of measuring their fitness and progress. The dates and meeting points of all the club runs are posted in advance in the 'training' section: check there first before heading to the Tennis Centre, just in case it is an 'away run' night.

Monthly Training Schedule - September 2017


Tue 5th
Final Run Exe 5k or run along seafront to Orcombe Point, West Down beacon and back along Budleigh cycle path
OR shorter run with Nigel
Thurs 7th
Fartlek session with hills

OR shorter run with Nigel

Simon Minting
Tue 12th
Final 2017 SBTT
OR shorter run with Nigel
Wed 13th
The final Yeovilton 5k of the year
Thurs 14th
Off-road run meeting at Dalditch Farm, Dalditch Lane at 6.50, bring headtorches
OR shorter run with Nigel
Tue 19th
Warm up to Halsdon Farm via station, 4 X 1200m / 1 mile reps from Halsdon Farm to Sowden Lane, 3 min recovery
OR shorter run with Nigel
Thurs 21st
Seafront reps: 3 (3m,2m,1m) recovery: 1 minute between reps and 3 minutes between sets
OR shorter run with Nigel
Tue 26th 
Instep 3000m at Exeter track or Halsdon hill loops

OR shorter run with Nigel

Thurs 28th
Steady run:Exeter road, Littlemead lane, Hulham Road, Dinan Way, Salterton Road, Claremont Grove and back to tennis centre
High Vis gear time of the year, wear it or regret it, you know it makes sense