The typical distance that we run on a Thursday is 6 miles and pace varies with some groups running around 7 to 10.30 minute miles. The aim is that everyone runs for approx 1 hour. We do insist that no one runs alone so if you are unsure about your pacing or the distance please contact us in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 5/6 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 5/6 miles continuously or you do not want to do intervals / pace training. You can find out about several of these here:
This includes groups run by Alchester members Steph Fisher and Katy Andrews,