Wednesday Running

 


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

Effective 17 March 2020 all MRC Training Sessions are suspended.  Watch this space for news of when we are back.

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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Avebury8 Nine 2020

 

The provisional date for the 2020 Avebury8 Nine is Sunday 22 November.

Please check the race page for updates.
 

Ridgeway Relay 2020

has been CANCELLED.


The provisional date for 2021 is Sunday 20 June.
 

Marlborough Downs Challenge

Cancelled. We will email all who have already entered to tell them what alternative arrangements are being put in place.

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