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 - July 2017

 

Tuesday 4th July
Run Exex 5k or Track: 3-4(3X400m), recovery: 90s between reps, 3 mins between sets
OR shorter run with Nigel
Dawn
Thursday 6th July

Easy club run, Erme Valley relays tomorrow. Cycle path to Lympstone Commando station and back

OR shorter run with Nigel

TBC
Tuesday 11th July
4 - 5 X 5 mins with 2 minutes recovery, use Budleigh cycle path out and back
OR shorter run with Nigel
TBC
Thursday 13th July
Marine Way, harbour, seafront to Orcombe Point, Coast Path to West Down Beacon, left over golf course and left again to Gore Lane, left to Maer Lane, Maer Road, Cyprus Road, Claremont Grove and back to tennis centre.
OR shorter run with Nigel
TBC
Tuesday 18th July
Track: Pyramid - 2 x 200m, 1 min recovery; 2 x 400m, 90seconds recovery; 600m, 2 mins recovery; 800m, 2 minutes recovery; 600m, 90 seconds recovery; 2 x 400m, 90 seconds recovery 2 x 200m, 1 minute recovery
OR shorter run with Nigel
Berihu
Thursday 20th July
SBTT
OR shorter run with Nigel
Bob
Tuesday 25th 
Phear Park Reps: 6 X 1 min, 2 mins recovery, 6 X 30 seconds, 90 seconds recovery, 6 X 20 seconds, 1 minute recovery 

OR shorter run with Nigel

Hannah
Thursday 27th July
Off road, meet at 4 First at 6.50pm
OR shorter run with Nigel
Hugh