How organised is your club ?

What do you do on club nights ?

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20/06/2005 at 14:50
So, you arrive, have a chat and then go out the door for a run. Who decides where, how fast etc. Who is in charge ?Or do you make it up as you go along ?
20/06/2005 at 15:22
Speed training one night with coach.

Club run another night as organised by the 'Routemaster'. Different Routemaster most weeks but inevitably some do it more than others. It's not considered a training run; it's a club run. The speed merchants use it as an easy day. Groups run at different paces and re-group at intervals. Evening handicap races. Orienteering.
Shower. A couple of beers in the bar afterwards or soup and french bread.
20/06/2005 at 15:24
Forgot the long Sunday run as well - usually 12 miles or so starting at 8:00ish.
Route by mutual agreement and slow.
20/06/2005 at 19:49
Monday & Wednesday: arrive, warm up (jogging round field followed by stretches)...break into groups according to speed....toddle off on run. Each group is led by 2/3 coaches and there is a schedule each month so you can see what your group is due to do (hills, steady, lamp-posts, tempo etc).

Speedwork at the track each Friday. Same basic session for all, but split into 3 groups by speed, with the slower groups doing less repeats and/or longer recoveries

Informal weekend runs are arranged by various individuals, usually based on the group you run with during the week (makes sense as they are your speed group)
20/06/2005 at 20:19
Meet up Wednesday, pay money, chat, announcements, then running time.

Out on the track for a coached session, or off to the great outdoors with whatever group suits your speed. Choice of 4 or 5 groups, depending on who turns up. Routes are a complete mystery, run & be surprised (I know I take one of the groups...)
20/06/2005 at 20:50
Tracks, coaches ?
20/06/2005 at 23:31
21/06/2005 at 00:54
Turn up, chat, decide it's time to run, split into 3 groups and make it up as we go along. Last few miles turns into a race.
21/06/2005 at 00:56
That's my old club anyway - never go down to my new club but they do track/hill sessions one night (which I'm not keen on) and then a shorter run the other which I'm told doesn't turn into a race - so I don't think I'd be that keen on it either.
21/06/2005 at 01:26
Monday beginners and intermediates - route/session decided by me each week, 'faster' runners group and decide what to do depending on who turns up.

Wednesday 'club' night - just introducing a bit of structure to this, hills one week, club 3 mile handicap first Weds of month, but groups form themselves each week depending on who's there, time of year, where people are in their training (eg lots of long runs pre-London) etc. Beer and some food after a shower.

Friday usually session at local track but hill sessions in Richmond Park some weeks during summer months.

Sundays informal long runs or races, including club grand prix events. Lunch time rehydration session at clubhouse to swap stories of morning's races.

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