Training

Wednesdays

Our main training session is on Wednesday evenings throughout the year.

We meet at the top carpark of the Rolls-Royce Sports and Welfare Club, situated opposite Moorways Swimming Pool on Moor Lane, Derby. (DE24 9HY for Sat-Nav users)

We usually arrive at about 6:20 pm ready to start running at 6:30 pm.

We run in groups of various abilities, from a steady pace covering just a few miles, to a swift sub 7-minute pace covering 10 or more miles.

All newcomers are advised to contact us by email first before turning up for a first weekly training run. The reason we do this is so that we can ascertain how your running abilities so that we are ready for you with someone that will accompany you throughout your initial visits.

Chris Morrison (Chairman)

Brian Warner (Team Captain)

The first run of every month is what we call the Club Run where run in club colours to try and gain interest from the public by getting ourselves ‘out there’. We have a standard 4 mile local route that we run in a group so it is a relatively slow run. Those who need or want to run further do so after the run is over.

We have two routes that we run. One through Alvaston and one through Chellaston – The routes are displayed below

alvaston-route-1

chellaston-route-2

During the warmer summer months we try and arrange our Wednesday night run to start from somewhere different – eg sometimes from the Harrington Arms in Elvaston around our Sinfin Classic loop or combine our run with a local race such as the Rolls Royce 10K from the Mickleover Football Ground or The Black Rocks Fell race from the Matlock Rugby Club. Details of changes are always posted on our facebook page so keep your eyes peeled for updates.

About once a month, one of our more experienced members orgainises a specific training session. This session can be hills, speed-work / intervals etc. and is usually a very hard workout, but very rewarding.

After the training session, changing rooms and hot showers are available.

We then meet up in the Rolls-Royce Welfare Club bar for rehydration and carb-loading (a pint and chips). Here we discuss training tactics, the next race, or just have a social chit-chat.

Weekends

In the few months prior to a marathon, several club members meet up for the “Long-Run”, which usually varies between 10 and 20 miles. This is an unofficial meet starting at a variety of different locations, usually arranged on ad-hoc basis on a Wednesday evening in the bar.