In the winter the club meets on Monday and Thursday evenings for training sessions from Braunstone Leisure Centre, and from Bradgate Park (Newtown Linford car park) in the summer. In addition, the club often meets at Saffron Lane Athletics Track on Tuesday nights throughout the year and on Sundays members will often organise longer, more casual runs.
The Club is currently in summer session. This means we meet at Bradgate Park for our club runs on Mondays and Thursdays.
Monday evening – Club Run
Our Monday night club session is a standard club run. We meet in the Braunstone Leisure Centre activity room upstairs (Winter) or the Newtown Linford car park (Summer) for notices/news and then to arrange groups based on ability before heading out for a run at around 7.10pm.
Tuesday evening – Track Session
When: 18:45 – 20:00
Where: Saffron Lane Athletics Stadium, Leicester
On Tuesday nights the club encourages its members to join in a coached session by Leicester Triathlon Club focused on interval sessions that work on running speed and stamina. John Kemp of the Tri Club usually leads the sessions and offers excellent support and encouragement along with timings for each lap/repitition. Runners go around in groups based on ability giving everyone the chance to push themselves and really reap the benefits of speed work.
While this main session starts at 19:15, our own club members will usually filter in around 18:45 and take part in a dynamic warm up routine, with drills, stretches and strenghthening exercises.
Please note that Saffron Lane Athletics Stadium is operated by Leicester City Council and thus charges members of the public £4.10 each time they wish to use the facility. Alternatively, use of the track is included as part of a membership to Active Leicester, which includes access to all the council’s sites.
Thursday evening – Club Run/Intervals
We meet as described for Monday club night but this time usually for interval sessions. The club will split in to 1 or 2 groups based on ability and take part in some Interval Training focussing on important skills such as running up and down hills, change of pace and speed sessions.
Everyone is welcome – sessions are inclusive and different and the hills are alive with the sound of “finish in your head – polite thoughts only”. Phil Chritchlow is the committee lead for any questions and posts the planned sessions on the club’s members’ facebook group.
Saturday morning – Braunstone parkrun
When: 08:45 – 09:45
Where: Braunstone Park, Braunstone, Leicester
Map: click here
Every Saturday morning, Beaumonters meet at the local parkrun event either to run, volunteer or just to cheer the runners on. parkrun is a free weekly timed 5k run. It starts at 9am each Saturday.
Sunday – Long Runs
On Sundays many of our members will look to join in on casual, longer runs. These can inlude training runs for the Charnwood Hills Race, marathon training runs or simply a long, slow run with chat and refreshments along the way. Details are typically posted in the members’ facebook group each week.
County Running Standards
Pease refer to the Leicestershire Vision 2020 Athletics Network for more details about County Standards. We are collating all LRRL results and other results as provided to Results Secretary (Raj Raginder).
All club standards claim forms should be returned to Club Secretary by the end of November. Certificates are presented at the club’s annual awards/nibbles night in January.
A self-certificate proforma is available from the Club Secretary.