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 Upstairs in Sainsbury’s Dorridge, outside the Cafe 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 safety we advise potential new members should ideally be able to run for 30-40 minutes continuously before joining a Wednesday session. If you are unsure please email the club. 

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 outside St. Philips Hall, Manor Road  Dorridge at 19:30. Check with 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 various locations around Knowle & Dorridge at 9.15am – email kdrunningclub@gmail.com for the facebook group link. 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.

Recent Training News:

9th-18th Dec 2019

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