BRAT Training Sessions 2017 – Running: Central venues

NOTE: CHANGE IN VENUE FOR MONDAY EVENING RUNS

 

 Prospective members are very welcome to join us for any of these training sessions - just turn up

 

Mondays
19:00

NOTE new venue

Group Run: paced runs of 8 – 9 miles  

Group A - 7:30 minutes per mile
Group B - 8:00 minutes per mile
Group C - 9:30 minutes per mile 

Meet at BIRMINGHAM UNIVERSITY NEW SPORTS AND FITNESS CENTRE for a 19.00 start

Monday Bank Holidays – usually 10.00 run (instead of 19.00)

More details of this month's BRAT Monday evening run routes at the bottom of this page

Wednesdays

19:00

Interval sessions: 30 min intervals plus warm-up and cool-down on closed roads around Birmingham University campus. Meet outside the Guild of Students  at 19.00

Thursdays
19:30

Interval sessions: Birmingham University new athletics track. For details email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Saturdays
10.00

Off-road intervals: between 30-45 minutes, around Cannon Hill park and Holders Lane playing fields. Meet at rear of Midlands Arts Centre (MAC) at 10.00

 

  Monday Evening Running Routes - autumn 2017

19.00 start from Birmingham University NEW SPORTS AND FITNESS CENTRE

Free parking after 16:30 at the north-east multi-storey car park off Pritchatts Road

      NOTE: we occasionally reverse the direction shown on the map

        BASIC SAFETY -  please follow these basic safety rules...

     
   1. These are paced runs so please allow the group leader to set the pace - it's a group run not a race

         2. Please be aware of personal safety - don't 'jump' traffic lights and keep to the pavement
         3. Alert the group leader if you see anyone drop off the back - make sure they are OK
         4. Listen for instructions regarding obstructions - pedestrians, cyclists, vehicles etc. 

  Date      Route Miles (km) URL
Route 01

Harborne – Chad Valley Run (2017)

8.7
(13.9)

http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7148681

Route 02

Kings Heath - Stirchley and Bournville (2017)

8.5
(13.6)

http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7148748 

Route 03

Pope's Lane Figure of Eight (2017)

8.3

(13.3)

http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7148908

Route 04

Torchlight run along the canal and Rea-path
 bring head or handtorches (2017)

6.7
(10.8)

http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7148726

Route 05

Harborne Hills (2017)

8.3
(13.3)

http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7153215

Route 06

Lightwood’s Park Run
(avoiding Lightwood's Park) (2017)

8.3
(13.3)

http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7155258

 Route 07

Moseley and Kings Heath (2017)

8.1
(13.1)

http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7153851


 Saturday Morning Interval Sessions

                    Meet 10:00 am, back of the MAC for a short warm-up session followed by 35-40 minute intervals
around the woodland paths of Cannon Hill Park and Holders Lane playing fields (occasionally Highbury Park)

                      NOTE: Saturday sessions are all off-road.

 Road shoes are usually OK for summer off-road sessions - trail shoes are recommended for winter or when it's wet and muddy

 


5K PARK RUN - http://www.parkrun.org.uk/cannon-hill/
Every Saturday morning in Cannon Hill
Starts at 09:00 from the bandstand

 

Why not warm-up with the Park Run then join in with the BRAT 10:00 session?