Wednesday Running


Please check the weekly email for details.

Click here to view a list of forthcoming Wednesday Run routes.

Route maps of some of our regular Wednesday Runs can be found here.

Our main training session is every Wednesday evening, meeting at 7 p.m. at Marlborough Leisure Centre, situated at Barton Dene, just off the A4 Bath Road to the West of the town centre. Typically we run for between an hour and an hour and a half in two or three groups according to speed, and taking a number of opportunities to re-group to allow slower runners to catch up and faster ones a chance to recover. 

Our winter runs will generally be along quiet country roads and farm tracks (reflective tops are a must).  In spring we have the delights of the bluebells in West Woods, and summer allows us to venture over the Marlborough Downs, perhaps to the Ridgeway National Trail, along the Kennet Valley, or through the beech woods of Savernake Forest. 

Rehydration and Refueling

As highly-tuned athletes, we appreciate the necessity of treating our bodies with respect and the importance of ensuring proper replacement of nutrients after running. Consequently our Wednesday evening training is followed by an intensive "rehydration" session in one of the local hostelries (Peroni and Abbot Ale are especially popular) coupled with very good value high-carbohydrate-replacement foods (such as fish & chips).

In days gone by we included a timed handicap race once a month; we may reintroduce this, but to see some old names and faster times click here to see the training results archive.

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