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 - January 2018
Date Training Leader
Tue 2nd Phear Park fartlek OR shorter run at easier pace with leader Mike
Thu 4th Seafront reps: 2 X 2 minutes, 6 X 1 minute, 2 X 2 minutes, 4 X 1 minute. 1 minute recovery between each. OR shorter run at easier pace with leader  
Tue 9th Negative split run to Lympstone: warm up to Mudbank Lane, cycle path to Lympstone Village and on towards Exton if time; run out steady for 20 minutes and aim to run back slightly faster. OR shorter run at easier pace with leader Hannah
Thu 11th Seafront short efforts; 30 seconds hard, 30 seconds recovery from harbour to lifeboat station, steady run back and repeat. OR shorter run at easier pace with leader Simon
Sun 14th Westward League XC or 4 Trigs route with Terry - details for both on FB nearer the time  
Tue 16th Steady run with head torches along Budleigh cycle path and back; regroup every 10 minutes. OR shorter run at easier pace with leader  
Thu 18th 16 X 1 minute on Exmouth seafront, 1 minute recovery. OR shorter run at easier pace with leader  
Tue 23rd Warm up to new cycle path to A La Ronde, 4 X effort from junction to Exmouth Rd, turn back when first person reaches the top, jog down. OR shorter run at easier pace with leader  
Thu 25th Headtorch run from Dalditch, meet there at 6:50. OR shorter run at easier pace with leader from Tennis Centre Terry
Tue30th Foxholes. OR shorter run at easier pace with leader Cathy
All sessions are inclusive, run at your preferred speed and regroup with runners at a similar speed. Never leave anyone to run alone!