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: between 30-45 minutes, all off-road around Cannon Hill park. Meet at rear of Midlands Arts Centre (MAC) at 10.00

 

LOCAL RACES

Wednesday August 9th - BRAT 5K  - http://bratclub.co.uk/

5K road race around leafy Bournville  
Race starts from Rowheath pavilion at 19.45 - entries on evening of race

Volunteers for marshals still required
https://m.facebook.com/events/660182000846869?view=permalink&id=689532397911829

 

Sunday September 17th - Waseley Wobbler - http://www.waseleywobbler.com/  

8 country miles off-road race, up and down the scenic Waseley Hills near Rubery
Great selection of home-made cakes to replenish those glycogen reserves
Very popular with BRATS (cakes and race)

 

  Monday Evening Running Routes - Summer 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

Lighter nights so it's our summer run-routes along local canal towpath and parks

03 July Washy’s canal loop 9.3
(14.9)

www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=908451

10 July Rea valley Millennium route 9.2
(14.7)

www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=908506

17 July Cole valley & Tritiford pool 8.7
(13.9)

www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=765438

24 July 'Magic' (all downhill) canal loop 7.5
(12.0)

www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=3574263

31 July Harborne walkway, Edgbaston
 reservoir
9.2
(14.7)

http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=5872768

07 August Five Ways - Bournville canal run
NOTE: footway under Bristol Road
 closed so
use pedestrian lights at junction Bristol Rd and
Middleway then normal route Rickman Drive
and through Moonlit Park etc.
8.5
(13.6)

www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=6808311


 Saturday Morning Interval Sessions

                    Meet 10:00 am, back of the MAC for a short warm-up session followed by 35-40 minute intervals
around the woodland paths and playing fields of Cannon Hill Park (occasionally Highbury Park)

                      NOTE: all Saturday sessions are 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?