Training runs

Training during the COVID-19 Pandemic

We have made the first tentative steps into reintroducing our weekly training runs that historically have been on a tuesday evening. We have used our back catalogue of runs to suggest a location for a run each week - and a new one will available from Monday to Sunday on our website every week.

The BOK Weekly training run suggestion is intended to provide some variety to our running. Each week we'll set one of our regular Tuesday night routes on our Plot-a-Route page, and post this to the website and to Facebook. The runs are generally runnable in an hour, depending on your pace, and vary between 8km and 11km in length.

We've tried to introduce some shortcuts where possible, or if a run is a little on the short side we've added an extra loop. All the runs are self-organising, so please park sensitively remembering that in smaller communities there might be people shielding or self-isolating and please follow government guidance on social distancing.

Most of the routes will have been run in the last year, and where possible we will try and recce each route before the suggested week, but please use your common sense in place of blocked footpaths or if the route doesn't look right!

The majority of our runs are off road and as such you will be required to open and close gates, and cross stiles. Please exercise common sense when doing so and ensure that you wash your hands thoroughly after your run.

And finally, please do give us feedback! Post photos from your run, or let us know if the route isn't quite right. And if you enjoy running these routes on your own during lockdown, it would be great to see you join us once we are allowed to re-start the Tuesday night group runs!

Normal Training Routine

We have a Klub run every week on Tuesdays, gathering after 7pm and starting at 7.15pm. We usually meet at a pub, so have a drink afterwards, or just come for a drink and a chat. The run usually lasts an hour or so. We try to go off road as much, whatever time of year, so it’s advisable to bring a headtorch in the winter. In the summer we try to vary the location as much as possible, including places as far afield as the Mendips and Cotswolds. Although we do have some fast runners in our group we always run as a group and make sure that no-one gets left behind.

So if you fancy running on a Tuesday evening, please come along. If you want any more information (or just need persuading!) you can always give me a ring on 07968 799940 - the list of upcoming runs is available here.

Tommi Grover


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