Club Run Leader Sessions
That's right, Run Leader Sessions are back!
UPDATE 04/11/20: Please note that due to the national lockdown all club sessions have been temporarily suspended until further notice.
After a long absence due to lockdown, we are pleased to announce that our Club Run Leader Session are back... although not quite in the same format as you're used to. Due to government COVID-19 regulations and England Athletics guidelines we've had to adjust the way we operate our sessions. So here's everything you need to know...
We are now using a new booking system to manage our sessions, called ClubPal. Members will need to create an account on ClubPal in order to view the upcoming runs and book a place on the sessions. When you first register, you will also need to complete a COVID questionnaire to confirm that you are not showing any symptoms or have been in contact with anyone else that has the virus within the last 14 days.
IMPORTANT: Before attending a club run leader session please ensure you have read and understood our COVID-19 regulations
Types of runs we offer
Starting on Monday evenings we have our Trail Run. This allows runners to experience a bit of off road running around the countryside and trails of Daventry and surrounding villages. These runs alternate between a 5/6 mile route one week and a longer 10 mile + run the next week. This is a group run where everyone sticks together – perfect for beginners and seasoned trail runners alike.
Tuesday and Thursday are our specific Club Training Sessions designed to help improve your running by focussing on different types of runs. These sessions involve anything from Hill Repeats, Interval Training, Paced Runs, Team Time Trials and even a Military Bootcamp. These sessions tend to be around 4 to 6 miles and again are suitable for all abilities.
On Saturday morning, while the parkrun is out of action we have introduced our very own DRR 5K Time Trial. This is already proving extremely popular with members and takes place on a challenging course around the top of Borough Hill. This run is timed by the run leader and results are recorded. Plus, you can even enter your results on the parkrun website as a '(not) parkrun'.
Finally, on a Sunday we are trialling a Sunday Social. This is a longer run than our other sessions, anywhere from 6 miles up to a half marathon. The pace and distance of these sessions is determined by those members who book on, so please don't be put off thinking you can't run 13 miles or that you're not quick enough.
If you're unfamiliar with our more regular routes or you're looking for somewhere new to run, here's a few ideas for you to try:
We want your feedback!
We are keen to make sure our club run leader sessions are as fun and enjoyable as possible, whilst at the same time helping to improve your running, which is why we want to hear your thoughts.
If you've been to a club session recently, please spare a couple of minutes to fill in our feedback form, letting us know what you liked or didn't like about the session and if there's anything you think we can do to improve the session for next time.
Also, if you haven't been able to attend a session yet, we would still like you input. Maybe you'd prefer a session on a different day or in a different location, we'd love to hear your ideas.