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BRR JUNIORS - Training Sessions.

Junior Training Sessions take place at the Cotswold School on a Tuesday night at 7.00pm**.

Training starts at 7.00pm but please arrive at least 5 minutes early.
If this is your first introductory session, we advise you to arrive by 6.45.pm.

Please view the "VIEW TRAINING FIELD LOCATIONS" to find the location of our Training Sessions. This is usually on either the Primary School Field or the Summer XC Field.
The image does not show the new school buildings or Sports Hall but should help you find the location of the Session.

Please view "VIEW TRAINING LIST" for information such as location of the training session and to see which group, each runner is placed in. This is usually available on the day of training.

**During late September, early October, Training Sessions start at 6.30pm for approximately 2 to 3 weeks.

Please use either the Leisure Centre Car Park or the Sports Hall Car Park Only. Do not obstruct entrances or access to portable containers.

What type of Session's do the club run ?

LATE JULY TO LATE APRIL - These sessions are aimed at improving our Junior members in Cross Country, for School or County Competition.

LATE APRIL TO MID JULY - These sessions are aimed at Improving our Junior Members in Athletics. Primarly U11's at 600 Metres and U13's and older at 1500 Metres. For fun, we run relay's, after the main session, over a distance of 200 or 400 metres.

From October until April, all members must wear a HI-Viz Top and a Headtorch for safety.

What group will i be placed in ?

Currently we separate U11's and U13's and over into two separate age groups.

These two age groups, are then sorted into separate groups based on their ability.

Juniors running for the first time, will be placed in the lowest group, until they have times so they can be graded.

What distance will I run during a Timetrial ?

During late April until late July, U11's will run a maximum of 600 metres and U13's and over, a maximum of 1500 metres.

At other times of the year U11's will run approximately 2.4km, U13's approximately 3.2km, U15's approximately 5km and U17's and older, approximately 7km, when running a Long Timetrial.

These distances are similar to the distances run by each age group in Winter Cross Country Competition's.

When running a Short Timetrial the distance will be less.

We reduce the distance for very young runners or older runners who are new to running until they are ready to run the full distance for their age group.

How do I know if I am improving ?

We take times for all Time Trial's, please view " CURRENT TRAINING RESULTS" for current results.

Please compare the MIN/MILE times, as these are based on your pace. You should aim to run a quicker pace when running the Short Time Trial than when running a Long Time Trial.

Over time you can compare your time's using our "TRAINING SESSIONS ARCHIVES".

Should you manage a Personal Best or Period Best, this will be highlighted on the results.

Will I improve taking part in a Tuesday training session only?

You will gradually improve if you take part in our Tuesday night sessions only but if you wish to become more competitive you will need to train at least three times a week. We also offer a EXTRA TRAINING SESSION for keen runners, most weekends, currently on a Sunday Afternoon. These comprise of Interval Sessions to build speed and occassionally Hill Sessions.

Please view *CLICK HERE" for further info.