BRAT Training Sessions 2017 – Running: Central venues

 

 Prospective members are very welcome to join us for any training session - just turn up

 

Mondays
19:00

Group Run: paced runs of 8 – 9 miles  

Group A - 7:30 minutes per mile
Group B - 8:00 minutes per mile
Group C - 9:30 minutes per mile 

Meet at Midlands Arts Centre (MAC) for a 19.00 start

Monday Bank Holidays – usually 10.00 run (instead of 19.00) Still start at MAC

More details of this month's BRAT Monday evening run routes at the bottom of this page

Wednesdays

19:00

Intervals: 30 min intervals with warm-up and cool-down for 60 min total - flat or hill on closed roads around the Birmingham University campus. Meet outside the Guild of Students  at 19.00

Thursdays
19:30

Interval sessions are held on Birmingham University ring road in winter and Metchley Lane sports ground in summer - for details email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Saturdays
10.00

Intervals: between30-45 minutes either on or off road in Cannon Hill park. Meet at rear of Midlands Arts Centre (MAC) at 10.00

Last Saturday session of the month is on-road - on the the hard paths within Cannon Hill Park. First on-road session this year 29 April 2017.

All other Saturday sessions are off-road 

 

Local races 

Sunday April 30th - Birmingham 10K  www.greatrun.org

Saturday  July 1st - Birmingham Black Country Half Marathon http://www.bbchm.net/
Run on canal towpath from Wolverhampton to Birmingham (surprisingly scenic)

 

  Monday Evening Running Routes - Spring 2017

19.00 start from mac bridge

IF ANYONE IS GETTING BORED WITH THESE ROUTES, SUGGESTIONS FOR
NEW ROUTES (AROUND 8 MILES) ARE ALWAYS WELCOME
 

 

      NOTE: we occasionally reverse the direction shown on the map

        BASIC SAFETY -  please be careful and follow these basic safety rules...

     
   1. These are paced runs so please allow the group leader to set the pace - it's a group run not a race

         2. Please be aware of personal safety - don't 'jump' traffic lights and keep to the pavement
         3. Alert the group if you see anyone drop off the back
       4. Listen for instructions regarding obstructions - pedestrians, cyclists, vehicles etc. 

  Date      Route Miles (km) URL

 British summer time so we're back to our towpath and parks run-routes 

17 April
Easter Bank Holiday
10.00 start

Bank holiday morning run
Meet 10.00 back of MAC
'Magic' (all downhill) canal loop
NOTE: No evening run today

7.5
(12.0)
www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=3574263

24 April

Harborne walkway, Edgbaston
 reservoir
9.2
(14.7)
http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=5872768

01 May
May Day Holiday
10.00 start

Bank holiday morning run 
Meet 10.00 back of MAC
Hirschy's canal loop
NOTE: No evening run today

8.3
(13.3)
www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=908557
08 May Five Ways - Bournville canal run  8.5
(13.6)
www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=6808311
15 May Washy’s canal loop 9.3
(14.9)
www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=908451
22 May Rea valley Millennium route 9.2
(14.7)
www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=908506
29 May
Spring Bank Holiday
10.00 start
Bank holiday morning run 
Meet 10.00 back of MAC
'Magic' (all downhill) canal loop
NOTE: No evening run today
7.5
(12.0) 
www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=3574263
05 June Cole valley & Tritiford pool 8.7
(13.9)
www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=765438


 Saturday Morning Interval Sessions

                    Meet 10:00 am, back of the MAC, Cannon Hill Park for a short warm-up session followed by 35 - 40 minute intervals

                         Off-road and on-road interval sessions at varying locations in Cannon Hill Park

NOTE: Spring to Autumn - last Saturday session of the month is on-road (within Cannon Hill Park).
 First 2017 on-road session - Saturday 29 April
Remaining Saturday sessions all off-road.

 Road shoes are usually OK for summer off-road sessions - trail shoes are recommended for winter or when it's wet and muddy

        Cannon Hill - 5K park-run

           http://www.parkrun.org.uk/cannon-hill/

          Every Saturday morning in Cannon Hill Park

          Starts at 09:00 from the bandstand

          Why not warm-up with the Park Run then join in with the BRAT 10:00 session?