Club training takes place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings throughout the year.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic we ask VAC members to register their intention to attend each training session by completing the short form available online here.
Tuesday runs start at 6.30pm from outside Havant Leisure Centre (HLC)
Objective = maintain/build endurance
NOTE: Throughout the summer we occasionally meet at different locations. Please check the schedule below for meeting points.
|27-Jul||Emsworth||Emsworth foreshore||7 miles||Ali|
|03-Aug||Havant Thicket||Havant Thicket figure of 8 - meet at Havant Thicket (meeting point 1)||5.5 miles||Nicola|
|10-Aug||Rowlands Castle||Continuous run through Stansted - meet at Rowlands Castle (meeting point 2)||6 miles||Pete|
|17-Aug||Emsworth||Emsworth foreshore||7 miles||Chris|
|24-Aug||Hayling Billy Trail (HBT)||HLC-HBT - 30 mins out, 30 mins back||6 miles||Gemma|
|31-Aug||Portsdown Hill||Down Farlington Ave, up Glebe Park Ave||7 miles||Dave|
|07-Sep||Havant Thicket||Havant Thicket figure of 8 - meet at Havant Thicket (meeting point 1)||5.5 miles||Nicola|
|14-Sep||Old Farlington Marshes||Continuous run - multi-terrain||5.5 miles||Ali|
|21-Sep||Emsworth||Emsworth foreshore||7 miles||Pete|
- Havant Thicket car park just off Wichers Gate to Horndean Road
- Park close to viaduct by the Rowlands Castle green
Thursday training sessions start at 6pm from outside Havant Leisure Centre
Objective = develop stamina, strength and speed
|29-Jul||Ian Murray Short Handicap - #5||Pete/Chris/Mary|
|05-Aug||Staunton Country Park||Big hills - 25 mins||Becki|
|12-Aug||Mill Lane||Up and over hills - 25 mins||Kevin|
|26-Aug||Ian Murray Short Handicap - #6||Pete/Chris/Mary|
|02-Sep||Bartons Field||Fartlek around perimeter - 25 mins||Marilyn|
|09-Sep||Bartons Field||VO2 Max||Pete/Chris/Mary|
|16-Sep||Staunton Country Park||
Fartlek, figure of 8. Short hill, jog/recovery downhill, 450m around the lake, 200m jog/recovery OR recce of Winter Handicap route
|30-Sep||Ian Murray Short Handicap - #7|
Please note: These are the club approved training sessions. If you do not run these as advised by coaches, then you run at your own risk and are not covered by the Club's 3rd party insurance.
At times of bad weather, we may need to change (or cancel) the planned session. These changes may be made at short notice. Changes to the schedule will be communicated through the website, Facebook and email.
Tuesday runs have a volunteer sweeper to run with the last runners over the designated course.
All runners are asked to 'buddy' up with a runner of a similar pace. Please speak to the session coach if you do not have anyone to run with.