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 for interval sessions on Tuesday nights throughout the year, Wednesday nights for Functional Fitness and on Sundays members will often organise longer, more casual runs.
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 -Speed/Interval Training
When: 18:45 – 20:00
On Tuesdays some of us like to run a speed/interval session.
Sessions on a Tuesday are organised less formally and typically on an ad hoc basis. Details will float around on our members only Facebook group.
Wednesday evening – Functional Fitness
Where: Braunstone Frith Primary School.
On Wednesday evenings the club is extremely lucky to have one of its members, Neil, offer a free functional fitness session to all current members. The session involves a circuit of challenging exercises that serve as an excellent bit of cross-training for our runners.
Thursday evening – Club Run/Intervals
We meet as described for Monday club night. In the summer we take on the challenge of “Phil’s Hills”, a multi- week programme of hill repeats that takes you through the famous sights, wildlife and rolling terrain of Bradgate Park. So called because they have been famously led for years without fail by our very own Phil Chritchlow, who has cut his teeth in Bradgate on his way to his many accomplishments over the years.
In the winter we deliver a 30 odd week programme of quality sessions that focus on improving our technique, running economy and speed.
Everyone is welcome – sessions are inclusive and different – providing members with that all important variety in their training.
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.
Braunstone parkrun is our nearest and most frequented by our members.
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
Please refer to the Leicestershire Vision 2020 Athletics Network for more details about County Standards.
All club standards claim forms should be returned to Club Secretary in enough time before awards night. Certificates are presented at the club’s annual awards/nibbles night in January/February.