Latest Training Sessions

We run a varied set of weekly runs in order to develop runners across a wide range of abilities with structured sessions, trail runs in the local countryside, and regular easy runs around Thame.

All our runs start and finish at Racquets Fitness Centre, and we leave at 7pm sharp and return there by 8pm or so. Our summer SWET runs start of various locations which can be found on the SWET Schedule.

Easy Run – Monday at 7pm, every week

This is an easy/recovery run that consists of a gentle paced run of around 10k (6.2mi) often with a shorter option for newer runners with pauses along the way to allow runners to re-group. The sessions are a great introduction for new members to the club are geared towards slower paced runners.

Interval Runs – Tuesday at 7pm every 2 weeks

Interval runs are focused on helping runners of all abilities improve their running speed which we run over distances from 200m to 1600m with a recovery in between. These are excellent sessions for those who want to improve their running over any distance, and members run in groups of similar ability. We use a 400m track in the summer months and loops in Thame in the winter.

SWET Runs – Wednesday at 7pm – every week from various locations

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

Tempo Runs – Thursday at 7pm every 2 weeks

Tempo (or Threshold) Runs are designed to complement Interval Training by building both speed and endurance at your race pace; great for anyone looking to improve their race times and achieve personal bests! Once warmed up there is a 2 mile distance or 3.5 mile option for faster runners, with the goal of running for 20-30 minutes at your 5-10k pace.

Long Run – Sunday at 8am every week from various locations

Our Sunday Long Runs are typically 10-11 miles long, and start in Thame, Chinnor or Long Crendon and are usually a mix of road and trail. Locations are provided in our weekly newsletter.

Interval & Tempo Training Dates

Interval RunsTempo Runs
Tues 12th JuneThurs 21st June
Tues 26th JuneThurs 5th July
Tues 10th JulyThurs 19th July