Tuesday & Thursday Training

Club nights are Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Being a large club we divide up into lots of different groups who run for different distances and at different pace. Some groups take a more structured approach to running, others just enjoy having a run and a chat. During the summer months some groups start from locations other than the 1000 Lakeside.

Group One

New Runners
and Walkers
Pace: Run/Walk

Group Two

Improvers
Pace: 10-12 min/mile

Group Three

Intermediate
Pace: 8-10  min/mile

Group Four

Established
Pace: 6-9    min/mile

Erica

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Dist: 3-4 miles
Pace: Run/Walk

John

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Dist: 4-5 miles
Pace: 10.5-12 min/mile

Steve

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Dist: 7-9 miles
Pace: 8-9 min/mile

 

Tony

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Threshold
Dist: 10-12 miles
Pace: 7-8 min/mile


 

Bert

Dist: 5-6 miles
Pace: 10-10.5 min/mile


Scott

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Dist: 6-7 miles
Pace: 9-9.5 min/mile

Martin

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Offroad
Dist: 10-15 miles
Pace: 8-9 min/mile


Rick

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Dist: 5-6 miles
Pace: 10 min/mile

Group Profiles

Erica’s Group

Erica Group Leader: Erica

Deputy Leader: Nicki Panter

Distance: 4-5 miles

Pace: 12 min/mile – run/walk.

John’s Group

John
Group Leader: John
Deputy Leader:

Distance: 4-5 miles
Pace: 10-12 min/mile

During the summer, my group will be running with Bert’s group on the evenings shown below.  Otherwise, meet at Lakeside.

Bert’s Group

Bert
Group Leader: Bert
Deputy Leader:

Distance: 5-6 miles
Pace:10-10.5 min/mile

We are a fun bunch that work hard and look out for each other and welcome new members.

During the Summer months we sometimes run from locations other than 1000 Lakeside for a bit of variety. Here’s our schedule – on Tuesdays and Thursdays not shown below we meet at the 1000 Lakeside.

  • Tuesday 26th April – Emsworth – Beach Road
  • Thursday 5th May – Cowplain – Kings Road Car Park (behind shops)
  • Tuesday 17th May – Porchester Castle Car Park
  • Thursday 26th May – Rowlands Castle – Recreation Ground Car Park
  • Tuesday 7th June – Purbrook Heath Cricket Ground Car Park
  • Thursday 16th June – Emsworth – High Street Car Park
  • Tuesday 28th June – Denmead – Kidmore Lane Car Park
  • Thursday 7th July – Hayling Island – behind Esso garage
  • Tuesday 19th July – Portsdown Hill – Micks Burger Bar Car Park
  • Thursday 28th July – Rowlands Castle – Hardware Shop
  • Tuesday 9th August – Bedhampton – Bidbury Mead Car Park Lower Rd
  • Thursday 18th August – Emsworth – Palmers Road Car Park
  • Tuesday 23rd August – Lovedean – Bird in Hand Car Park (top left)

Rick’s Group

Rick
Group Leader: Rick
Deputy Leader:

Distance: 5-6 miles
Pace: 10 min/mile

Hi I am Rick and I take an intermediate group at the jogging club.

My group varies in size from a few brave souls to about 8 to 10 depending on the time of the year.

We run distances of between 5 and 6.5 miles at a pace averaging 9:45 – 10:00 minutes per mile.

Our group has a core of 5 to 6 runners who have been running together for about 7 years who are happy to stay at the distances and pace that we do. Some of my group enter regular 10k or 10 miles races and I even have a couple that have completed a marathon or two.

The group is also a good stepping stone for those who may want to go faster and further given time.

Indeed, over the years we have had many runners who after a few weeks or months have progressed to different groups within the club.

We offer a fun friendly group that I hope all new members will enjoy.

For me personally, I run mainly to stay fit. At 58 I no longer enter races but may do so again in the future. I have been running with Portsmouth Joggers since 2006 and prior to that was a keen mountain biker.

Scott’s Group

Scott
Group Leader: Scott
Deputy Leader:

Distance: 6-7 miles
Pace: 9-9.5 min/mile

Steve’s Group

Steve
Group Leader: Steve Bell
Deputy Leader: Paul World

Distance: 7-9 miles
Pace: 8-9 min/mile

We run a variety of different routes around Portsmouth and up Portsdown Hill. Faster runners have the opportunity of running extra loops so there is opportunity to push yourself if you want to get better or just stay with the main group if you want a gossip and to hear Steve’s latest bad joke.

During the summer months the group does not run from 1000 Lakeside on Thursdays – instead we run off-road from various locations just outside the city. See this page for more details of the 2016 schedule.

Tony’s Group

Tony
Group Leader: Tony Conway
Deputy Leaders: Derek /Ian

Distance: 10-12 miles
Pace: 6.5-8 min/mile

Tony’s group with the help of Ian Jones meet up at Lakeside every Tuesday and Thursday.

We run a structured training plan focusing on the spring / autumn Marathon with “fun” sessions on completion of marathon season.

Tuesday is threshold training usually done in the Lakeside / foreshore area and is suitable for all runners wanting to work hard and improve.

Thursday is a 10/12 mile run over various routes on road at 6:40/8:45 mm pace.

Sessions are normally posted on Facebook the night before or on the morning of the session, or click here for the full Autumn/Winter 2015 schedule.

Martin’s Group

Martin
Group Leader: Martin Bacon

Distance: 10-15 miles
Pace: 8-9 min/mile

Martin Bacon has led an off-road training group for the last eight years, meeting normally at the top of Portsdown hill in the car park opposite the George pub toward Farlington Avenue (not the burger van viewpoint car park) – runs start at 6:45pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays and 08:50am on Saturdays.

The group was set up especially to cater for runners who want to train mainly off-road and who want to do anything from Half Marathon to Ultra Distance races, either on or off-road. The general group standard ranges from around 4:15 marathon runners down to sub 3:00 marathon runners and ultra runners. All standards in between are catered for.The group usually does hill work on and off-road each Tuesday, with a Thursday tempo or steady run ranging from 10 miles in the winter up to 16 miles during the lighter summer evenings. On Saturdays the group normally offers a steady run from 12 miles to 20 miles mainly off road. Many of the group race regularly and others offer support with navigational recce runs on ultra courses, support crew duties, buddying, pacing, transport – or even simply going along to cheer on their team-mates.