Training Schedule

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.

Date Route Session Distance Sweeper Coach
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

Meeting points:

  1. Havant Thicket car park just off Wichers Gate to Horndean Road
  2. 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

Date Location Session Coach
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
19-Aug Bartons Field Pyramid Dave
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

23-Sep Wade Court   Mary
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.

Tuesday Summer 2021 Schedule

Thursday Summer 2021 Schedule

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