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All members are encouraged to take part in our track training sessions. Obviously some members will be moving around the track faster than others so do pay attention to those around you. In particular when you are in recovery mode, moving slowly or indeed walking please do so in lanes 3 to 6 leaving lanes 1 and 2 for those moving at speed. For safety reasons headphones are prohibited.
(For Monday 29th only)
As per tradition, we will be down in the woods at The Lookout on Monday morning, meet 9.20 for a 9.30 start as per Sunday runs (1 hour run, pace groups to be organised on day).
To confirm also - Monday night run is cancelled (for this Monday only)
Have a great weekend - Enjoy the weather
The last Berkshire Marathon in Ben Smith's EPIC challenge - it's a Friday so please book the time off work!
Run commences at 10am at the Oakwood centre - this is the same location as the Woodley parkrun - it's the cafe next to it.
Car sharers to meet at Bracknell Sports Centre at 8:50am to depart by 9am to allow for Friday morning traffic.
Pay and display parking available opposite the Oakwood centre and is £4 for the whole day (up to 10 hours)
All runners are reminded to bring adequate hydration and nutrition for the distance they plan to run along with cash to buy lunch.
This is a great opportunity for all autumn marathoners to put in a last longest run before they taper - anyone who is doing Amsterdam this is 4 weeks before so absolutely perfect and a great, no rpessure, social environment to pull out a 20+ miler if you so desire.
For the first time in marathon trianing I am planning to do the full distacne prior to the race - hope lots of you all can join in
Have a great Bank Holiday Weekend
Friday Night Run.
There will be two groups this week. A 8.30mm group lead by Jonathon Errington and a 9.30mm group lead by Alexandra Perrior.
18.00 from The Lookout as usual.
For pacing guidance, this would be the equivalent of 8mm and 9mm road run respectively.
To give everyone a chance to attend the new format track session and get to meet their respective coaches, there won't be a road run this week. It will recommence from next week.
This weeks track session will see the start of splitting the group into groups so we as coaches can focus on different peoples needs.
Hence this week will see two different sessions which means a system needs to be put into practice.
group A will run in lanes 1 and 2 only
Group B will run in lanes 3 and 4 only
Group C will run in lanes 5 and 6 only
All groups are based on this years times
Group A are people capable of sub 24 min 5km or sub 7:45mm
Group B are people capable of sub 30 min 5km or sub 9:40mm
Group C will be everybody else over 30 mins
Warm up in two different groups
8 x 3 minute efforts with 1 minute recovery
effort at 5k pace (groups B and C)
In lanes 3-6 only
Group A session in lanes one and two only
200m jog 400m hard repeat for 30 minutes
This group is designed for people who have
Run a sub 24 minute 5km this year and
Capable of 7:45mm
group stretching to finish
But it’s Monday and that means Club run WOOHOO!!!!
The return of our glorious leader from the US of A means we have 7 pace groups scheduled for tonight Run/Walk. 12-13mm. 11mm, 10mm, 9mm, 8:30mm and 7:30mm truly something for everyone! Meet as always at 6:40pm in the sports centre car park so runs can leave promptly at 6:45pm. Tonight also sees a special guest appearance from none other than Mr Jim Skelt who is visiting from bonnie Scotland!
As part of the Legacy for Rio 2016, ITV and teamed up with the National Lottery so that we can all be part of Team GB by putting on the nations biggest sports day. Bracknell Park run has been selected as one of the locations to put on an #IAmTeamGB event and ITV will be SWITCHING OFF THEIR CHANNELS for an hour on Saturday morning to encourage as many people as possible to take part. Whilst obviously not an official club run it would be great to see as many BFR as possible at this event to publicise our amazing club to the people in Bracknell who don’t know about us. There is also a call to all bakers to bring along cake for the post run party! BAKERS YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE!!
If you can’t run for any reason, as always parkrun need heroes to volunteer to make the magic happen – if you can help email email@example.com to get on the roster.
MAIDENHEAD HALF (Championship race) has reopened entries due to popular demand – they are open until Midday Tuesday 23rd August so if you haven’t entered and want to run – not only is it a championship race but it’s also a fast flat course that comes highly recommended for a PB attempt!
Enter here…… www.purplepatchrunning.com/index.php/maidenhead-half-marathon
And I think that’s it for now!
Have a great week all!
Monday Night Groups.
To mark the return of Jim Skelt there will be a 7.30mm group tomorrow. ????
If anyone would like to lead the 11mm group please let me know.
Run / Walk - Linda Rayman
12/13mm - Andy
11mm - tba.
10mm - Alan Bent
9mm - Deena Robinson
8.30mm - Mike Sankey
7.30mm - Jonathon Errington
Normal service resumes this Friday with Jonathon Errington leading an 8.30 group and Deena Robinson leading a 9.30 group.
18.00 from The Lookout.
These are the equivalent of Mondays 8mm and 9mm groups respectively due the the undulating and off road nature of The Lookout.
On 22nd October we will be holding our annual Burnham Beeches Run. It’s a wonderful event held in the heart of Burnham Beeches (near Farnham Common), one of the most spectacular natural woodlands in the country. Our races offer challenging running for serious runners as well as fun and enjoyment for those not so competitive.
The 10k race is a two loop undulating trail run through the woods - be prepared for a really good test
The 5k follows one loop of the 10k course and may appeal to fun runners and youngsters (12 and over). Parental consent is needed for 12-15 year olds and dogs are not allowed.
This year we are trying to incentivise clubs to target the race and so are offering a discount for groups from clubs - for every five entries you get another free. Details on how to enter are on our website http://www.burnhambeechesrun.co.uk
Every finisher will receive one of our new mugs with our running tree logo. We also have spot prizes for anyone wishing to run in a Halloween themed costume!
I attach a copy of our poster. We hope to see some or your members at the race!
Rotary Club of Burnham Beeches