Below are a set of times to help allocate new runners into a group best suited to their running ability – based upon a recent race result. The times should also act as incentive for existing members, knowing if they achieve a particular time they may be moved into a higher group.
These are only a guide however, and each group coach will have the final decision on whether an athlete is ready to be promoted.
Group 1: For runners who run:-
5K under 17m 30s;
10K under 36m 00s;
Half Marathon under 1h 20m,
Marathon under 2h 50m
Group 2: For runners who run:-
5K between 17m 30s – 19m 30s;
10K between 36m 00s – 40m 00s;
Half Marathon between 1h 20m – 1h 30m;
Marathon between 2h 50m – 3h 10m
Group 3: For runners who run:-
5K between 19m 30s – 22m 00s;
10K between 40m 00s – 45m 00s;
Half Marathon between 1h 30m – 1h 40m;
Marathon between 3h 10m – 3h 35m
Group 4: For runners who run:-
5K between 22m 00s – 24m 30s;
10K between 45m 00s – 52m 30s;
Half Marathon between 1h 40m – 1h 55m;
Marathon between 3h 35m – 4h 00m
Group 5: This group caters for a wide range of abilities ranging from those who have a fairly limited experience of running to more experienced slower runners who would like to improve their running times and distances by following structured club sessions. Training sessions are welcoming, friendly and supportive and enable runners to experience the social benefits of running with a club.
For those with no previous experience of running, there is a beginners’ session on a Wednesday evening which will allow you to try out the sport. This session may also be suitable for those runners who have had a long time out from running (due to injury or other reasons). These sessions will run most weeks but please check the website, each week, to find out whether the session is on and where it will be taking place.