In triathlon, the run always comes last, but it is important not to forget to train for the run. It is a crucial part of every race when your fellow competitors can tire, leaving places to be won.
Our run training includes track training throughout the winter months, and we're a part of Thames Valley XC League. You'll often find us at the TVXC league events, running cross country and getting well and truly wet and muddy!
The track training sessions run on a Wednesday evening at Bracknell Leisure Centre. Track does not run during the summer months, and is often replaced by trail running from various start points.
Track starts with a 10-15 minute warm-up out on the roads, the pace is slow and is usually used for a chat and catch-up before the hard work begins.
Once the warm-up is done, our run coaches plan their sessions to improve your running, Throughout the winter months you'll be working on different aspects of running, such as speed, agility and technique.
Track is great for all abilities as you run to your own speed, and no-one is ever left behind as you run round the track in circles!
Cost: 1 ticket (or £6 cash). Trail running is free of charge.
Every Friday before swimming, our friendly run coach will put you through your paces. Meet point is outside David Lloyd, Reading. Running local routes, this session usually lasts 45 minutes - you'll be back in time for swim session at 8, if you so choose.
The club are part of the Thames Valley Cross Country League along with 8 other clubs. The league involves 8 races between October and February, you can run one race or all 8, that is completely your choice.
Events are held on Sundays with an 11:00 AM start time - each course is usually a mixture of woodland trails and parkland and is normally about 9-10km in length.
Cross Country is a friendly event and there is always the legendary TVT gazebo and loyal supporters, so you will not be alone. The schedule for 2019/2020 can be found on our training calendar.
- Handy Cross
Cost: £3 per race (but you do get a
pretty good spread of food after. Please bring your own cup if you'd like tea or coffee)