Every Monday night from Heeley there are two groups that we call ‘Slower Groups’ that will receive special attention regarding routes and coverage of leaders by use of rotas.

The aim is so that we make a commitment to only running the pace and distance we advertise on the website on the Monday night Heeley page for these groups and to provide progression steps to the faster groups.

Beginners Group: A slow 5.0 mile run in around 70+ mins

Slower Group: A slow 6.0 mile run in around 65 mins

Beginners Group (5 miles in 70+ mins)

This group will be specifically targeted at 5-10k and C25k graduates as well as new runners, to be as steady and supportive an environment as possible.

We are going to use a series of 5 set routes per time of year for this Beginners Group.

So around 5 miles in at least 70 minutes (approx 14:00 min/mile depending on the route).

Winter Routes

Summer Routes

If you click on the links above, it will show you a detailed map of the route in Strava.

There is obviously the chance of 10 routes as all the above could be run in reverse.

To support the investment in this group, we have a rota of volunteers that will lead the group and provide support.

Date Route Leader Leader Support Support
07-Jan-19 W5 James Norton Richard Copeland Jane Evans Rob Davies
14-Jan-19 W1 Zoe Dickinson Sally Winslow Jane Evans Michelle Vermeulen
21-Jan-19 W2 Ben Clithero Stuart Jones Arif Ali Sarah Soden
28-Jan-19 W3 Richard Copeland Magda Boo Anna Waterworth Peter Brash
04-Feb-19 W4 Nicole Erlin Rob Davies Mark Jackson Angela Jackson
11-Feb-19 W5 Magda Boo Ben Clithero Arif Ali Sarah Soden
18-Feb-19 W1 Richard Copeland Zoe Dickinson Anna Waterworth Michelle Vermeulen
25-Feb-19 W2 Sally Winslow Ben Clithero Jane Evans Angela Jackson
04-Mar-19 W3 Ben Clithero Magda Boo Michelle Vermeulen Mark Jackson
11-Mar-19 W4 Nicole Erlin Kevin Rains Anna Waterworth Peter Brash
18-Mar-19 W5 Magda Boo Catherine McKeown Arif Ali Sarah Soden
25-Mar-19 S1 Richard Copeland Becky Chapman David Adams Angela Jackson
01-Apr-19 S2 Zoe Dickinson Sally Winslow Anna Waterworth Mark Jackson
08-Apr-19 S3 Richard Copeland Nicole Erlin Arif Ali Angela Jackson
15-Apr-19 S4 Ben Clithero Magda Boo Rob Davies Sarah Soden
22-Apr-19 S5 Nicole Erlin Sally Winslow Jane Evans Alex Green
29-Apr-19 S1 Zoe Dickinson James Norton Arif Ali Rob Davies

Slower Group (6 miles in 65 mins)

We are going to use a series of 6 set routes for the Slower Group.

So 6 miles in around 65 minutes (approx 10:00 min/mile to 12:00 min/mile depending on the route).

Winter Routes

  • Route 1: Bramall Lane, Waitrose, Glossop Road, Endcliffe Vale, Fulwood Road
  • Route 2: Albert Road, Gleadless Road, Norton Avenue, Hemsworth Road, Warminster Road
  • Route 3: Archer Road, Abbey Lane, Ecclesall Road, Psalter Lane
  • Route 4: Sharrow Vale Road, Ecclesall Road, Ringinglow Road, Bents Road, Millhouses Lane, Abbeydale Road
  • Route 5: Abbeydale Road, Dobcroft Road, Ecclesall Road, Abbey Lane, Archer Road
  • Route 6: Cherry Street, Shrewsbury Road, Attercliffe, Bernard Street, Cricket Inn Road, Woodburn Road, Worthing Road, Furnival Road, Sheaf Street, Bramall Lane

If you click on the links above, it will show you a detailed map of the route in either Map My Run or Strava.

There is obviously the chance of 12 routes as all the above could be run in reverse.

To support the investment in this group, we have a rota of volunteers that will lead the group and provide support.

Date Route Leader Support
07-Jan-19 4 Stuart Jones David Adams
14-Jan-19 5 Becky Chapman Mark Jackson
21-Jan-19 6 Catherine McKeown Neal Pates
28-Jan-19 1 Kevin Rains Al Dalton
04-Feb-19 2 Stuart Jones Alex Green
11-Feb-19 3 Catherine McKeown Mark Jackson
18-Feb-19 4 Becky Chapman Rachel Rae
25-Feb-19 5 Kevin Rains Neal Pates
04-Mar-19 6 Catherine McKeown Al Dalton
11-Mar-19 1 Becky Chapman Alex Green
18-Mar-19 2 Stuart Jones Rachel Rae
25-Mar-19 1 Kevin Rains Neal Pates
01-Apr-19 2 Ben Clithero Rachel Rae
08-Apr-19 3 Catherine McKeown Al Dalton
15-Apr-19 4 Becky Chapman Alex Green
22-Apr-19 5 Stuart Jones Al Dalton
29-Apr-19 6 Kevin Rains Neal Pates

If you have any questions regarding these group or wish to volunteer to help out, please contact the Monday Night Beginners team via the Contact Form.