Improvers group

The Improvers Group is suitable for all people progressing from jogging to becoming runners. We offer a varied programme of time, distance and hill effort sessions which generally results in about 6 miles being covered in the 60-70minutes. We will always regroup so no-one is left behind so if you are working towards a specific goal or just want a sociable group to run with whilst improving stamina and/or speed then come along and give us a go

TUESDAY SESSION LOCATION Dates of ‘interest’
26 Feb (1H, 1R) * 5, 3R (3H, 3R) * 2, 5R, (1H, 1R) * 5 Track  
5 Mar Hill Work, New Bradwell Track  
12 Mar JOINT SESSION Track 17 Mar MK Festival of Running – marshall or run?
19 Mar (1H, 1R, 2H, 2R) * 6 Track 24 Mar 6&12 Stage Relay, MK & Oakley 20
26 Mar Linford Wood mile efforts Track  
2 April Linear Park Ramble Track CLOCKS CHANGE
9 Apr  1H, IR, 2H, 2R, 3H, 2R, 2H, 2R, 1H 4R – twice Track 14 April – Flitwick 10k
16 Apr JOINT SESSION Track
23 Apr Hill session Brickhill Woods Ch 28 April – London Marathon
30 Apr Great Linford Park 800m’s Track MK Marathon/Half/Rocket weekend
7 May Steady Run – Secret Garden Track 8 May, Wednesday – EMGP Silverstone 10k
14 May (3H, 2R) *2 ((0.5H, 0.5R) * 4, 2R) * 3   (3H, 2R) *2 Track 17 May, Friday – EMGP Wooton 5m
19 May – Round Milton Keynes Relay
21 May Hill session Brickhill Woods Ch 22 May, Wednesday – EMGP Rugby 6
28 May Stonepit Field Challenge
(if too wet then ‘lamposts and crocodiles’)
Track  
4 Jun EMGP Banbury 5 -EMGP
(No organised session from track)
Banbury 7 June Marston Forest 5k
11 Jun Hill session Brickhill Woods 12 June, Wednesday EMGP Corby 5
15 June – Greensands Relay
18 Jun EMGP Weedon 10k
(No organised session from track)
Weedon   
25 Jun EMGP Harborough 5
(No organised session from track)
Harborough  
2 Jul Distance Efforts (800/400m repeats Gt Linford) Track  
9 Jul EMGP Milton Keynes 10k
Race it or please marshall
Open University No sessions from track
16 Jul Hill session Brickhill Woods Ch  
23 Jul Stonepit Field Challenge
(if too wet then ‘lamposts and crocodiles’)
Track  
30 Jul (2H, 2R, 2H, 3R) * 5 Track Wed 31 Doug Anderson 5k
5 Aug CMK special Meet at Campbell Park  
13 August (3H, 2R, 2H, 1R, 1H) 4R * 3 Track  
20 August Hill session Brickhill Woods Ch  
27 August ‘Campbell Park Tour’ Loop Track 1-6 September – Tour of MK

H = effort run at 5k pace for those concentrating on 10k; 10k pace for those concentrating on marathon.

R = recovery run at very steady pace, breathing easily and able to talk.  All recovery should be active, except when doing out and back session.

During efforts and recovery everyone should run at a pace which suits them.  There will always be regrouping during the recovery.

Everyone will be made aware of the route planned.  During session the group will normally run around 6 miles and sessions normally last around 60-70mins.

Groups meet at the clubhouse at Stantonbury Stadium to start the session at 7pm prompt unless specified above.

Malcolm Kidby malcolmkidby@sky.com 07766 310883