Hungerford Hares Winter Training Programme 2016/17

 

 

Training session descriptions

Town Run; Approx 3-7 miles at various paces around the streets of Hungerford, generally in well lit areas.

Hill Training;  We will start with a warm up of approx 10-15 minutes then on a steep hill do a various sets of intervals (running hard up the hills then recover on the downhill) with the aim of building it up over the winter. We will then do a 10-15 minute gentle run back to the Rugby Club.

Training on hills improves leg-muscle strength, quickens your stride, expands stride length, develops your cardiovascular system, enhances your running economy and can even protect your leg muscles against soreness.

Interval Training; We will start with a warm up jog of approx 10-15 minutes then run repetitions of a set distance i.e. 400 metres at high intensity with a recovery period. We will aim to different sets with the aim of building it up over the winter. We will then do a gentle run back to the Rugby Club. We also aim to make these sessions fun and will aim to do some group relay intervals. Interval training is the keys to running faster.

Out and about run; Approx 3-7 miles at various paces out on quiet country roads around Hungerford. Members may want to bring a head torch for these sessions. See descriptions below of each route. Each route allows for members to do a shorter option of 3-4 miles.

Route 1- Go left out of the rugby club follow road round to T-junction then go right on Inkpen road. Take right into paved road around the ‘Anvilles’ then when you come to the Inkpen road again take a left then first right into Inglewood Road towards Trinity Stud. Take left at Trinity Stud over paved road which will bring you out on the Kintbury Road. Turn left then run onto the Common past the Downgate pub then take a left up into Albourne Close and cut through to Fairview Road. From Fairview Road run straight along Priory Avenue then left into Priory Road and along to the Rugby Club. 

Route 2- Go right out of the rugby club along Priory Road then left onto the Salisbury Road up the hill and right onto Church Way. Follow Church Way down to Smitham Bridge Road then cut down to The Croft and run through to the High street. Turn left at the High street and run over the bridge to the mini roundabout then right towards the Total garage, then up the A338( Eddington Hill) and left into Upper Eddington Road. Go along to crossroads then continue straight up to New Hayward Farm. Turn left through New Hayward Farm then left at end of road down to Leverton. At Leverton take a left up the hill back to the crossroads then a right back along Upper Eddington road to the A338. At the A338 turn right back down to the Total garage and head back towards the town. There is the option to add a loop round Charnham Park.  

Route 3- Go right out of the Rugby club and along Priory Road to the A338. Turn right down towards the high street but then cut left up Atherton Hill and right into Prospect Hill. Cut through Honeyfields to Church Way and Smithen Bridge road. Go left here up the hill and out towards Froxfield. The longer distance will take you to Froxfield where the group turns around and retraces their steps back into Hungerford (up to 7 miles). The shorter route will decide a time/distance to return on the same route (3-4miles). Return to the rugby club via Church Way, Salisbury Road, Hamblin Meadow  cutting through to Priory Road.

Route 4; Go left out of the rugby club follow road round to T-junction then go left towards Inkpen Gate. Run over the Common towards Lower Denford then towards the A4. Take a right at the A4 then a left into Dark Lane. Run up Dark Lane to the T-junction then take a left towards the A338 (Eddington Hill). Cross over the A338 and carry along Gipsy lane until you get to the cross roads, then take a left down Upper Eddington road to the A338. At the A338 turn right back down to the Total garage and head back towards the town. There is the option to add a loop round Charnham Park.

 

Date

Training Session

Where

Comments

Pub Night

4th Oct

Out and about Run

Route 2: New Hayward Farm

 lead Mandy

 

11th Oct

Intervals

Station Road Car Park

 lead Mandy

3 Swans

18th Oct

Hill Training

Ramsbury/Aldbourne Drive

 lead  Brian

 

25th Oct

Town Run

Hungerford Town

 lead Victoria

 

1st Nov

Out and about run

Route 1: Anvilles

 lead Esther

 

8th Nov

Intervals

Bourne Vale

 Claire/Geoff lead

HTRC

15th Nov

Hill Training

Smitham Bridge road

 Mandy/Geoff lead

 

22nd Nov

Town Run

Hungerford

 Claire/Brian lead

 

29th Nov

Out and about run

Route 3: Froxfield

 lead Esther

 

6th Dec

Intervals

Station Road Car Park

 lead Esther

3 Swans

13th Dec

Xmas Run

Town Run

 Xmas run all available lead

 

20th Dec

Hill Training

Ramsbury/Aldbourne Drive

 Geoff/Victoria lead

 

27th Dec

Out and about run

Xmas surprise Route

Esther - Daytime run

 

3rd Jan

Intervals

Bourne Vale

 Geoff lead

 

10th Jan

Town Run

Hungerford Town

 Mandy lead

 HTRC

17th Jan

Hill Training

Smitham Bridge Road

 Brian lead

 

24th Jan

Out and about run

Route 1: Anvilles

 Esther lead

 

31st Jan

Intervals

Station Road Car Park

 Mandy lead

3 Swans

7th Feb

Town Run

Hungerford Town

Esther /Victoria lead

 

14th Feb

Hill Training

Ramsbury/Aldbourne Drive

 Brian lead

 

21st Feb

Out and about run

Route 2: New Hayward Farm

 Mandy lead

 

28th Feb

Intervals

Charnham Park

 June lead

HTRC

7th March

Town Run

Hungerford Town

 Mandy lead

 

14th March

Hill Training

Smitham Bridge Road

 Esther lead

 

21st March

Out and about run

Route 3: Froxfield

 Brian lead

 

28th March

Intervals

Hillside figure 8

 Mandy lead

HTRC

4th April

Town Run

Hungerford Town

 Esther & Clare

 

11th April

Hill Training

Church Way

 Geoff

 

18th April

Out and about run

Route 4: Upp/Lower Denford

 Esther & Brian

 

25th April

Intervals

Bourne Vale

 Mandy

HTRC

 

NB Adverse weather conditions may require last minute changes to the training programme!

  General Points:
* Always check website and emails in case planned sessions have been changed for any reason
* Tuesday sessions start at the Triangle Field promptly at 7.30pm, although AWAY RUNS start at the named pub
* All sessions aim to cater for a range of needs within the group, eg variation in distance/speed/number of reps etc
* RUNAWAYS will be approx. 5 miles + shorter option, followed by a drink and snack supper at the named pub
* HILLS sessions are based at different places on Hungerford Common to provide variety
* SUNDAY RUNS might not be arranged every week, so check email or website in advance: might also include a run at Greenham, a ‘hash’ event, or a joint outing with Hermitage Joggers
* It is anticipated that maps of runs will be published on our website in due course, of course, of the courses!
* Contact Mandy (07780688912), Claire (07810886673), Geoff (07810787065) or Esther (07900893545) for further information or to check details.