Our routes are planned by our team of coaches and each week the runs are led by the coaches or qualified Leaders in Running Fitness who know the routes well and can offer advice about terrain, distances, what to wear, etc. We offer varied distances and terrain to suit people of all abilities, from road running to local trails. In the summer months we often go off-road around the creeks at Malpas, but in winter tend to stick to the town centre streets where it’s well lit, although we also offer a monthly off-road torchlight run as an alternative for anyone that wants to join in. If you have any suggestions for routes please speak to the coaches, who also organise regular ‘rave runs’ – runs recommended by our members.
Monday evenings 6.30pm
This is an official club night and the group meets (and finishes) in the Rugby Club car park. Everyone is welcome to come along and join in. No matter what ability you are, there will be someone to run with and experienced runners will be on hand for advice and encouragement. The distance is determined by the runners that turn up on the night, but are generally from 3 miles at a pace that suits the whole group.
Wednesday evenings 6.30pm
MAIN CLUB NIGHT. Meet in the club house for a 10 minute meeting before the session. A coached session is usually planned, along with group runs ranging from 3 – 6 miles. Runners of all abilities are encouraged to come along: new runners or those recovering from injuries will find support in the Foundation Group (around 3 miles); improvers will find slightly longer runs beneficial in the Improvers Group (about 4-5 miles); competitors and faster runners will generally run about 7 miles and the coached session is available to everyone regardless of ability. Meet back at the clubhouse where you can have a glass of water, shower or socialise at the bar!
Wednesday Night Training Programme for November – December 2013
NB You must wear high viz clothing in the winter months
- 6TH NOVEMBER – Moresk Loops 3.5/4.6/5.9/7.3 miles.
- 13TH NOVEMBER – Hillies– 4/5/7 miles OR the Beep Test
- 20TH NOVEMBER –City Centre Loops – 3.2/4/5.5/6.8 miles OR hill reps session
- 27TH NOVEMBER – Moresk Loops 3.5/4.6/5.9/7.3 miles OR off road head torch run (new route including Malpas steps)
- 4TH DECEMBER – Out and back run 20/25 mins to Treliske OR downhill running technique session
- 11TH DECEMBER – Fartlek in mixed ability groups 4/5 mile routes OR mile reps from the Piazza
- 18TH DECEMBER – City Centre Loops – 3.2/4/5.5/6.8 miles OR off-road head torch run on The Max route
- 25TH DECEMBER – No club night
Saturday Mornings 9am
Meet at Boscawen Park. An informal largely off-road run for varying abilities able to run 6+ miles (so not for complete beginners!). Numbers vary from one to a dozen, and runners run at their own risk. Good company, usually routed through Malpas, St Clement and Park farm; about 50 minutes to an hour duration (6.1 miles). For details email the head coach.
Sunday Mornings, Bissoe Trail (from Devoran Car Sales on the A39), 9am (winter months only)
This is a marathon training group doing an out and back run along the trail that increases a little in distance each week. Mixed abilities, all welcome. No coach/leaders in this group and runners run at their own risk. Speak to Nick Jeans at the club for details.
Adrian Tyas runs this group who meet at 6.00pm every Tuesday in the Car Park at Boscawen Park, Malpas Road, Truro and the whole session lasts about 45 minutes. If you’re thinking of joining this group, please read the full details here and then contact Adrian as detailed.