Marathon Training Group 2018
The Marathon Training Group has finished for 2018. Thanks to everyone who took part and helped out with organisation, in often challenging weather conditions. A schedule of runs which we did is shown below.
Details of the 2019 programme will be posted here towards the end of this year.
We welcome both new runners as well as those that have joined us in previous years. Please email Geoff Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest.
Geoff & Jim
In one form or another, the Marathon Training Group has been running for many years within South West Road Runners.
In 2014 the group branched out to become an InStep initiative, with runners joining us from Exmouth, Honiton, Axe Valley Runners and various RunEngland Groups.
Who is it for?
The group is open to all runners who are members of any of the clubs or running groups in the InStep network.
Set up for those training for a Spring Marathon, it may also be of interest to runners training for the Grizzly, or anyone who fancies a bit of distance and some company on their long runs.
We do not all run together, but we do run in pairs or groups for safety and to try to avoid getting lost (previously this has worked fine for everyone apart from the quickest runners, one or two of whom seem to lose their eyesight and/or common sense when running!)
We typically have runners ranging from those aiming to finish in under 3 hours, to 1st-timers who just wanted to get round – so everyone is welcome. You can’t be too slow, or too quick…
What is provided?
Each Saturday, from January through to April, there will be a long run starting from Exeter Arena, except that on some weekends we will encourage you to take part in named races rather than a training run. We will be meeting in Exeter Harriers’ Pavilion at 9am for a briefing on the route and to pair/group up into similar paced runners. The routes will be subtly marked and will have a water station at around half way. Most weeks there will be a slightly shorter option available.
Anyone interested in joining in, please email Geoff at email@example.com for further details. You don’t even have to do a marathon, just come along for a long run and come back again if you enjoy it
Please note- All routes are subject to change owing to weather conditions. I.e. Flooding etc
|6th January 2018||Broadclyst via Bettysmead||12 Miles||Cut to 11 due to Ice|
|13th January||Countess Wear and Exe trail towards Turf lock||12.7 Miles||Water at car park before Turf lock. Turn here. Route below|
|20th January||Cranbrook and Broadclyst||13.8 Miles||Water at 5 and 8 Miles|
|SUNDAY 28th January||Teignmouth or Dawlish to Exeter||15.5 from Teignmouth. 11.5 Dawlish||Get 8.47 train from St Thomas.Meet at 8:30 am.Details to follow|
|3rd February||Rewe via Poltimore and Killerton||+/- 16.5 Miles (flexi)||Fulfords 5 Sunday|
|10th February||EXETER HALF||13.1Miles||No Group this week|
|15+ Miles||2 water stations|
|24th February||Killerton 20 or Talaton 20||20 Miles|
|3rd March||Starcross||17 Miles||Granite Way Sunday|
|SUNDAY 11th March||Bideford Half Marathon||13.1 Miles||Race|
|17th March||Exmouth trail||15 Miles||Grizzly is Sunday 18th|
|24th March||tba||17-18 Miles|
|Sunday 1st April||Long Supported Run at South Petherton||Up to 22 Miles||Details to follow|
|7th April||Tba||16 Miles|
|14th April||Taper run-Danes Wood||10 Miles|
|22nd April||Race Day!|