Newcomers

Newcomers

The typical distance that we run on a Thursday is 6 miles and pace varies with some groups running around 7 minute miles (~45mins for a 10km) and others running at around 10.30 minute miles (~1 hr 5 min for 10km). We do insist that no one run alone so if you are unsure about your pacing or the distance please contact us in advance at chairman@alchester-runningclub.co.uk so we can work out the best way for you to participate.

Tuesday interval sessions are located in a 'closed off' location making it easier for people to run at their own pace without running alone so if you are worried about your pace over 6 miles, these may be a suitable starting point. Sessions normally include a group warm-up followed by intervals over a set distance and a group cool-down. Faster runners will typically run a greater number of intervals than slower runners.

Bicester also has several other running groups that may be a good place to start if you are not yet confident about running 6 miles continuously or you do not want to do intervals/pace training. You can find out about several of these here:

https://runtogether.co.uk/

This includes groups run by Alchester members Steph Fisher and Katy Andrews,



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