Meet at Perdiswell Leisure Centre on Sundays for a start time of either 8:15am or 9am for longer runs (meet 5-10 minutes earlier for briefing). These runs are mainly aimed at those training for marathons and half marathons. With multiple distances marked out anywhere from 8 to 20 miles depending on what races are coming up. Even if you’re not training for a race, they are a great way of increasing your mileage and endurance while running with company.
The Sunday long runs are co-ordinated by Phil Miles, who marks out the routes with his signature colourful windmills and balloons as well as leaving out water and sweets to keep you going (feel free to donate any sweets to Phil for future runs). Maps are handed out at the start if needed. Everyone heads off at the same time and breaks into smaller groups of varying paces. Phil runs at the back to ensure no-one gets left behind.
Below you can find the weekly planned mileage for the Spring/Autumn marathon seasons. Outside of these, there are always runs on a Sunday. Check the club Facebook group for exact details of the mileage and routes planned.
There are various routes that are used on Sundays. If you need some ideas for routes if you’re unable to make the Sunday runs, please check out the Routes page, where you can see previously run routes and even download them to your GPS watches to follow. You can also see all of Phil’s routes on the popular Plotaroute website.
Stuart had been with the club since its start as ‘Worcester Joggers’, supporting hundreds of members over the years with his Sunday morning marathon training, leading groups on club nights and convincing many into running their first marathon; himself completing his 100th marathon at Snowdonia in October 2012.
Stuart Wild sadly passed away on Friday, 1st March 2013 while out walking with his wife Sian Wild. Stuart was a true inspiration and will be sadly missed by all of us.