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 - November 2017
Thu 2nd
Foxholes Hill reps
OR shorter run with Nigel or substitute
Tue 7th
Seafront reps: 10 X 2 minutes 1 minute recovery

OR shorter run with Nigel or substitute

Thu 9th
Steady Run around Exmouth, attendees decide route!
OR shorter run with Nigel or substitute
Tue 14th

6 min/1 mile  reps X 4 Lympstone Cycle path

OR shorter run with Nigel or substitute

Thu 16th
Steady run:Exeter road, Littlemead lane, Hulham Road, Dinan Way, Salterton Road, Claremont Grove and back to tennis centre
OR shorter run with Nigel or substitute
Tue 21st

Long run to Topsham/Exton turnback after 30 - 40 minutes

OR shorter run with Nigel or substitute

Cathy & Mike
Thu 23rd
Halsdon Hill Loops
OR shorter run with Nigel or substitute
Tue 28th 
Seafront 5k - try the Park Run route
Thu 30th
Steady run: cycle path through Phear Park to Bradham Lane, left, right on on St John's Road, left on Dinan Way, left on Hulham Road, right on Littlemead Lane, left on Exeter Road
!OR shorter run with Nigel or substitute
High Vis gear time of the year, wear it or regret it, you know it makes sense