Our main club night is on a Wednesday. This is the best night to come along for the first time. We generally have 6 – 7 different groups to choose from; ranging from about 4 miles at a very moderate pace to 10+ miles at a brisk pace. We try to cater for all needs, and all ranges of ability and if you’re new to the club we’ll make sure we find a group to suit you. All groups have a designated leader and usually a tail runner as well.
We meet at 6.55pm in the cricket club bar area, when we run through forthcoming events and any items of interest before setting off. Though we’re based on the edge of Aldershot there are a surprising number of great routes to choose from, particularly during the long nights of summer when we can get out as far afield as Puttenham, Crooksbury Hill and Tilford. In winter we tend to stick to well lit routes around Aldershot, Farnham, Tongham, Ash, etc.
Every few weeks in the summer we have an Away Day where we meet at the club then move to a local beauty spot and run from there; often then adjourning to a local pub to re-live the nights run!
If you’re new to the club or are thinking of joining, the Wednesday Club Night is the perfect time to come and meet everyone. You can come along any Wednesday, but the first Wednesday of every month is especially good as it’s New Member’s Night and also Moving Up night. On this Wednesday, club members are encouraged to try moving up a pace group (see table below), and group leaders try to ensure that their group runs at the bottom end of its pace range.
|Target Pace Range
|RAINBOW||1 – 2||Walking recovery group for members who would still like to attend Club Night socially|
|WHITE||4 – 5||13:30||13:00 – 14:00||8:20||35 – 45|
|YELLOW||4 – 6||12:30||12:00 – 13:00||7:45||32 – 35|
|ORANGE||5 – 7||11:30||11:00 – 12:00||7:10||30 – 32|
|GREEN||6 – 7||10:30||10:00 – 11:00||6:30||28 – 30|
|LIGHT PURPLE||7 – 8||9:40||9:20 – 10:00||6:00||26 – 28|
|DARK PURPLE||7 – 9||9:00||8:40 – 9:20||5:40||25 – 26|
|BROWN||7 – 9||8:20||8:00 – 8:40||5:10||22 – 25|
|RED||8 – 9||7:45||7:30 – 8:00||4:50||20 – 22|
|BLACK||8 – 10||7:15||7:00 – 7:30||4:30||< 20|
More club runs?
If you’re interested in going a bit further, check out our Sunday Runs.