Training

Our training runs cater for all distances and speeds. There are usually several groups running and most runners find a group to suit their pace. There are always club members who are willing to run with new members until they find their feet.

Tuesday and Thursday at 6.45 pm

From April to September we run in Windsor Great Park, meeting at Savill Gardens Car Park (Wick Lane, Englefield Green, Surrey TW20 0XD), for a map click here
During the winter months we run from Egham Leisure Centre. We can be found at the rear of the building just past the squash courts. Just tell reception you are with Runnymede Runners. Your membership includes use of the changing facilities.

Saturday at 9:00 am

We meet at Savill Gardens and run in Windsor Great Park, relaxing in the cafe afterwards for refreshment and a chat.

Sunday at 10.30 am

We meet at Savill Gardens Car Park and run in Windsor Great Park. Sessions may be cancelled on race days.

After Training

Most members go for a drink in The Armstrong Gun Englefield Green during the summer months and on Thursdays in the winter. On Tuesdays in the winter the Compasses in Egham is the favoured venue.

 

Training for a race ? This chart maybe useful.

Conversion of Target Race Times to Target Interval Workout and Tempo Run Paces
                             
                             
  Target Race Time
Marathon 2:15:00 2:20:00 2:30:00 2:40:00 2:50:00 3:00:00 3:10:00 3:20:00 3:30:00 3:40:00 3:50:00 4:00:00 4:10:00 4:20:00
1/2 Mar 1:04:00 1:06:22 1:11:07 1:15:51 1:20:36 1:25:20 1:30:04 1:34:49 1:39:33 1:44:18 1:49:02 1:53:47 1:58:31 2:03:16
10 Mile 0:48:15 0:50:02 0:53:37 0:57:11 1:00:46 1:04:20 1:07:54 1:11:29 1:15:03 1:18:38 1:22:12 1:25:47 1:29:21 1:32:56
10k 28:45 29:49 31:57 34:04 36:12 38:20 40:28 42:36 44:43 46:51 48:59 51:07 53:14 55:22
5k 13:52 14:23 15:25 16:27 17:28 18:30 19:32 20:33 21:35 22:37 23:38 24:40 25:42 26:43
                             
                             
  Target Interval Pace
400 01:02 01:05 01:09 01:14 01:18 01:23 01:28 01:32 01:37 01:41 01:46 01:51 01:55 02:00
600 01:35 01:39 01:46 01:53 02:00 02:07 02:14 02:21 02:28 02:35 02:42 02:49 02:56 03:03
800 02:10 02:15 02:24 02:34 02:43 02:53 03:03 03:12 03:22 03:31 03:41 03:51 04:00 04:10
1000 02:46 02:52 03:04 03:16 03:29 03:41 03:53 04:06 04:18 04:30 04:42 04:55 05:07 05:19
1200 03:20 03:28 03:43 03:57 04:12 04:27 04:42 04:57 05:12 05:26 05:41 05:56 06:11 06:26
1600 04:30 04:40 05:00 05:20 05:40 06:00 06:20 06:40 07:00 07:20 07:40 08:00 08:20 08:40
2000 05:45 05:58 06:23 06:49 07:14 07:40 08:06 08:31 08:57 09:22 09:48 10:13 10:39 11:04
3200 09:22 09:43 10:24 11:06 11:47 12:29 13:11 13:52 14:34 15:15 15:57 16:39 17:20 18:02
                             
                             
  Target Tempo Run
2 Miles 09:04 09:24 10:04 10:44 11:25 12:05 12:45 13:26 14:06 14:46 15:26 16:07 16:47 17:27
5k 14:22 14:54 15:58 17:02 18:06 19:10 20:14 21:18 22:22 23:26 24:29 25:33 26:37 27:41
4 Miles 18:56 19:38 21:03 22:27 23:51 25:15 26:39 28:03 29:28 30:52 32:16 33:40 35:04 36:28
5 Miles 24:07 25:01 26:48 28:36 30:23 32:10 33:57 35:44 37:32 39:19 41:06 42:53 44:41 46:28
10k 30:22 31:30 33:45 36:00 38:15 40:30 42:45 45:00 47:15 49:30 51:45 54:00 56:15 58:30
                             
How To Read The Tables:                        
Underneath the marathon times, I listed comparable race times at the 1/2 marathon, 10 mile, 10k and 5k distances. As an example, running a 3:00:00  
marathon is equivalent to running a half marathon in 1:25:20, a 10 mile race in 1:04:20, a 10k race in 38:20, and a 5k race in 18:30. They are all  
equivalent performances.                        
                             
In the "Target Interval Pace" table, I listed the paces that you should be running during the track workouts for the various interval distances that we'll be  
running, based on your target race time. As an example, if your marathon goal is to run 3:00:00, then you should run approximately 1:23 for any 400m  
intervals that we do, 2:07 for 600m intervals, 2:53 for 800m intervals, 3:41 for 1000m intervals, 4:27 for 1200m intervals, and 6:00 for 1600m intervals.  
If you're training for a race like the Army 10 Mile as opposed to a marathon, and your goal is to run 10 miles in 1:15:00, pick the column that has the  
closest 10 mile equivalent performance (in this case the 3:30:00 marathon column) and use the target interval times in that column as your guide.  
Please note that all target times are approximations and are intended to serve as guidelines for you. You will not always be hitting these times on the  
nose, but you should try to stay within a few seconds of them (+/- 3% would be a reasonable variation).