Wednesday Night Hillsborough Training
Time: 6:50 meet for a 7pm start before heading into the park tennis courts for a warm up
Venue: Hillsborough Leisure Centre. Please meet OUTSIDE reception, not inside.
Facilities: Street parking ONLY. Please do NOT use the leisure centre car park, see car parking warning from SIV / Hillsborough Leisure Centre.
Distance: 6 to 10 Miles
Main Contact: Simon Ross (via contact form)
Run Leaders: See dedicated Run Leaders page with photos
We have created a Frequently Asked Questions page that may already provide answers to your queries.
Note: as the majority of our training runs are in the evening or after dark, for your own safety please wear high visibility clothing otherwise you won’t be able to run with us. This, and other advice can be found on our Guidelines for Running Groups page.
Ideally if there are enough numbers we will run 5 groups, otherwise groups may merge and split differently. The midweek racing season may will affect attendance numbers at training nights.
SLIMS Group: A 6-6.5 mile run at approximately 10:30 minute miles
Medium Slow Group: A 7 mile run at approximately 9:30 to 10 minute miles
Medium Group: A 8-9 mile run at approximately 9 minute miles
Medium Fast Group: A 8+ mile run at approximately 8:30 minute miles
Fast Group: If a fast group is needed they are normally arranged on an ad hoc basis on the night
Note: pace and distances listed are for guidance as they will always be dictated by the slowest member of each group on each night. Also, as Hillsborough is well, hilly, times listed are approximate because of that.
But as with all Striders training runs, no one is left behind and the faster ones in the group will double back for the slower ones. So please don’t feel under pressure to run faster than you are capable.
The routes will initially be running on well-lit roads from Hillsborough Leisure Centre and will include Middlewood, Oughtibridge, Worrall, Wisewood, Loxley, Walkley etc. Although we will look to expand onto trails and off road in the spring.
As with all Striders training runs, they are completely free and newcomers are more than welcome to attend to try us out under no obligation. Please, do come along and give us a try.
For more information or any questions about the Wednesday Evening Hillsborough Group, please contact Simon Ross via our Contact Form