The club holds Time Trials every month throughout the summer and also during the winter periods.
The idea of the time trials is for runners to see their improvement with training throughout the year.
During April to September we hold the Summer Time Trails these are held on a Thursday evening using the 4mile loop based at Eric Road in Stubbington.
From October to February the Winter Time Trials are held on a Tuesday evening using the 3.5 mile course from Holly Hill leisure centre car park.
Adding fun to these trials, we will be looking to highlight time improvements runners achieve each time. The men and women who improve the most off their time trial results compared to their previous best from last year, (or from this year if they did not record a time last year), will receive recognition and a small prize.
Summer Time Trial Course
We start at Eric Road by the Shell Garage.
There are two start times, to get everyone to finish about the same time. So people looking to run 4 miles in over 35 minutes start at 6.45pm at Eric Road. For people under 35 minutes, we start at 7.00pm. As people progress with their times below 35 minutes they will move up to the 7pm start time, which will in turn help runners to improve their times, so a great win win.
Across the 6 summer time trials we are looking for the biggest improvers. To make this fair, we are looking to time band people again, so people can compete with similar paced runners.
At the end of the Time Trial Summer season, the winners will be the people in each band who improved the most time off their season’s best, versus the best time they posted over the last 2 years’ time trials and will receive a prize. If you didn’t run in a Time Trial in the last 2 years don’t worry, we will take the first time that you post this season.
This year we will be doing a random spot prize every time trial which all runners and helpers on the night will be included in.
After the time trial there is the option for post hydration in the Red Lion
A map of the course is posted here.
Dates for the 2018 Summer Time Trials are:
5th April 2018
17th May 2018
14th June 2018
TBD in July 2018
TBD in August 2018
TBD in September 2018
The committee have agreed to support with time keeping and results, if anybody who is not running on the night wants to help out, then we will gratefully receive your help and if you could please contact Andy Simpson (via email) or on Facebook that would be great.
We as committee look forward to seeing everyone’s improvements. Enjoy the runs and have fun.
Winter Time Trial Course
We meet at the Holly Hill leisure centre car park, which can get quite full so if there are no spaces please use the Holly Hill Woodland car park across the road. The 3.5mile route starts on the tarmac path at the back of the carpark and follows this to the right and on around the perimeter of the open ground until it meets Montefiore Drive, where you start a loop. You go left up Montefiore until you meet the A27 turning right on the pavement and carry on to the roundabout at Brook Lane where you go right. You bare right at the next roundabout keeping on Brook Lane then take the next right which takes you along to the start of the loop. You carry out the loop up Montefiore Drive once more before returning along the tarmac path to the start/finish point.
Runners will be set off in a single start after a mandatory safety briefing at 7pm.
A map of the course is posted here.
(The route is well lit but there are a number of safety points which will be briefed on the night at 7pm before the start)
Dates for the 2018/2019 Winter Time Trials are: