Groups

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We run a group system on the Monday evening sessions. These are the backbone of the club and allow us to have runners with very different abilities but still maintain our ethos of one big group. If you are new to the club, please use the pace indication to choose the group most suited to you, or just ask someone – we’re a friendly bunch.

Groups will aim to run between 30 minutes and up to an hour though this can vary from week to week. The actual distance will depend on the aim or speed of the group.

  • Beginners 0 – 5K over 10 weeks
  • Stickers 5K.  (Over 35 min 5K time) run pace 7.00 – 7.50 min/K)
  • Improvers 5-10k over 10 weeks (20 -35 min 5K time) run pace 7.00 – 7.30 min/K)
  • Stickers 7.5K.  (Over 35 min 5K time) run pace 7.00 – 7.50 min/K)
  • Amber 8-12K. (34 -37 min 5K time) run pace 6.55 – 7.30 min/K)
  • Purple 8 -10K. (30 -34 min 5K time) run pace 6.00 – 6.45 min/K)
  • Green 8-12K. (27 -30 min 5K time) run pace 5.30 – 5.50 min/K)
  • Blue -8-12K.  (Under 27 min 5K time) run pace 5.00 – 5.20 min/K)
  • Walkers – for those returning from injury or recovering from a recent run.

The above is “rule of thumb” since it very much depends who joins a group on the day, i.e. a runner might “belong” to Greens but on a bad day may have a slower pace for one reason or another, which would usually mean the pace would be lowered for the whole group on that particularly day. Runners can move to a different group if the need arises, e.g. following injury or during a period of lesser fitness, but work towards “settling” in to a group that suits their pace.

parkrun

Many members take advantage of the free timed parkrun event on a Saturday morning, the local one taking place at Wycombe Rye but once you are hooked there are runs all over the country (and world)

Wycombe Rye parkrun website

Sunday Sizzler

Continuing to gain popularity, our Sunday Sizzler meets at the clubhouse at 08.15 a.m. each Sunday for a warm up, then departs for a beautiful off road experience. All levels, paces, dogs, friends, anyone who wants to run on a Sunday very welcome. If you have completed our 0-5K beginners course, or above, your will find this challenging but achievable. We have never knowingly lost anyone!!! Seriously, there is always lots of looping back or waiting for those that need more time!

Wednesday Hills

We meet at the clubhouse on Wednesdays at 7:30pm to run some hill loops, you can run/walk as many laps as you wish, some do two or three others seven or eight it’s a great way to build strength and speed.

All runners are responsible for their own safety on the road and the safety of other runners and road and pavement users. Group leaders do not have to be first aid trained but will normally have access to a basic kit to provide a first response.

Please respect other people on the pavement or footpath. We don’t have exclusive right of way! If you see someone coming towards you on the pavement, shout a warning to the runners behind you and move out of the way of the pedestrian. As you go past thank them and don’t forget to smile!

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