Latest Training Sessions

WINTER TRAINING TIMES

Monday 7.00pm – Leaves from Racquets Fitness Centre.
On alternate weeks this will consist of either a gentle 10k run with pauses along the way OR a speed training session run by Dave Hartwell, our Club Coach. Both sessions are geared towards slower paced runners and are a good introduction for new members to the club.
Wednesday7.00pm – Leaves from Racquets Fitness Centre.
This training run is about 6.5 miles and typically splits into 2 groups of different pace. It follows a well lit route around the streets of Thame during the winter months. On the last Wednesday of the month we will select a local pub in which to convene for a bit of a social, meeting new members and swapping stories.

SUMMER TRAINING TIMES

Monday 7.00pm – Leaves from Racquets Fitness Centre.
On alternate weeks this will consist of either a gentle 10k run with pauses along the way OR a speed training session run by Dave Hartwell, our Club Coach. Both sessions are geared towards slower paced runners and are a good introduction for new members to the club.
Wednesday 7.00pm – SWET Runs – various locations
(Leaves from Varied Locations during the summer months and stops in the first week in September.

The Summer Wednesday Evening Training (SWET) schedule leaves from various locations and is listed in the schedule below. It is a run across country side of about an hour duration, followed by a social in a local pub. It is a great way for new members to get to know everyone.
SWET Schedule

Mark’s Winter XC Challenge

Mark Emmett has announced the dates for his latest series of Saturday morning 10k runs over a tough route through the Chilterns, start/finish at the Whiteleaf Car Park at 8.30am. The first will be a group run to familiarize new runners with the course. Other dates are listed on the social diary page. Mark’s XC challenge dates

Weekend Training 8:00AM – Leaves from various locations

There is a slower group running The Saturday Morning Training Run leaves from various locations. This is not an official training event of Thame Runners, but many of us do join in. Please contact Thame Runners for details of the organisers and for the latest schedule.

Thame Runners official weekend training is on Sunday mornings with meeting points changing from week to week and is listed in the Sunday Morning Schedule, where Chinnor Runs meet Outside the Village Centre and Thame Runs meet at Racquets. Sunday morning runners will be split into two different paced groups when there are sufficient numbers training. From time to time, there are special events and so it is important to register your interest in Sunday morning runs to get onto the mailing list for any updates to the published schedule.

The Sunday Morning Runs starting at 08:00am are now organised to the following schedule.

Sunday Morning long run – 8.00am start

Sunday in month

Starts from

1

Chinnor (village centre)

2

Thame (leisure centre)

3

Chinnor (village centre)

4

Thame (leisure centre)

5 (months where there is a 5th)

Watlington
(village car park off Hill Road)

There have been some last minute changes to this schedule – so please make sure that you are included in the email distribution list to receive notification of any changes. Please contact Thame Runners

These are normally cross country routes typically covering distances of 10-12 miles and taking in the region of 1hr 15mins to 1hr 30mins depending on how hilly the route is. We have slowed the pace down to around 8 minute mile so we can accommodate as many runners as possible and we have a policy of never leaving anyone behind (sounds army-like), This means faster runners may have to do extra loops or hill reps on these sessions in order to keep everyone together and training to their needs.

Please note that Sunday training runs do not occur when there is a Club Championship Fixture on the same day. Please note these dates as per the Championship Fixtures.