Training

We cater for runners of all abilities from complete beginners to seasoned marathoners with training runs and sessions led by qualified run leaders and coaches.

Our main club night is on Wednesday at 19:30 meeting at Knowle FC (Due to Storm Damage to Knowle FC’s Club House we currently meet at St. Philips, Dorridge) with several different groups going out for runs at a variety of speeds and distances. The faster paced runners generally run at 7 minute mile pace, For those who are fairly new to running and wish to improve we have our Wednesday Improvers group, for this you will need to feel comfortable running 4-5 miles at a 10 minute mile pace.  Please feel free to pop along and try it out.

There are many other runs and training sessions throughout the week catering for runners of different abilities:

Monday: Speed Session for runners of all abilities usually meeting at Knowle FC at 19:30. Check with Captain Kathy in advance (kathykanddrc@gmail.com).

Tuesday: Tempo run or interval training on the road for runners capable of running 5k in 20 minutes or faster meeting in the stand at Norman Green Athletics Track in Solihull at 18:30 – ask for Simon.

Tuesday Morning: Cross country with Geoff.  Details posted in the forum each week.

Thursday: Interval training on the track for runners capable of running 5k in 20 minutes or faster meeting in the stand at Norman Green Athletics Track in Solihull at 18:30 – ask for Simon.

Friday: Improvers also meet at Knowle FC  at 9:15 (term time only) – ask for Tracy. This is an ideal group if you are fairly new to running and wish to improve or are just looking for some company on your runs.  A mixed group paced between 9-12 minute miles and looking to improve, with a variety of sessions from intervals to a leisurely run.  All that is required is that you can jog for about 20 minutes

Saturday: Many of our members run Brueton Parkrun meeting in Brueton Park just before 9:00.  Alternatively there is hill and circuit training throughout the winter meeting at Cofton Park at 08.30am. Read more HERE.  In the Summer these sessions are less regular so please check in advance.

Sunday: Many of our members arrange easy long runs as part of their training. There are many informal groups that head out for runs of varying distances and at varying paces – ask on a Wednesday, check the forum or follow us on Twitter @KandDRC.

Summer 2017 Club Training Plan:  Summer Training Plan 2017 A detailed schedule of training opportunities and sample plan for those training through to the end of Summer 2017.