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.
The Club is currently in summer session. This means we meet at Braunstone Leisure Centre.
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
Where: Varies/Western Park
On Tuesdays we usually run a speed/interval session. This typically takes place at Western Park or along the Great Central Way. This session is free and open to all members and as with all of our other sessions we are more than happy for you to come and try running with us.
When our own club members do attend, they will usually filter in around 18:45 and take part in a dynamic warm up routine, with drills, stretches and strenghthening exercises.
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 but on Thursdays there will be at least one group going off for interval sessions. In the summer this means taking 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.
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.
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.