Sunday Long Runs

Meet at Perdiswell Leisure Centre on Sundays for a start time of 8:15am 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.

Upcoming Run Schedule

Members meet every Sunday for the official start of 8:15am. Spring marathon training is where you’ll see the biggest groups head out, but there are always runs on a Sunday. Check the table below for details of the routes planned and join the club Facebook group to ask any questions. Some may head out earlier than the official start.

Note: Always ensure you familiarise yourself with the routes as markers can go missing and there are not always runners at every pace.


Volunteers

The Sunday long runs are made possible by club members volunteering to help out. Whether it’s offering to mark out some routes, put out or collect water for runners or collecting the route markers, it all helps share the workload.

Even if it’s occasionally, come and help support. Join the Sunday Run Volunteers Facebook group and pop your name on the roster.

View Routes

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 Mile’s routes on the popular Plotaroute website.

Sunday 8:15am at Perdiswell Leisure Centre

Perdiswell Leisure Centre, Bilford Road, Worcester, WR3 8DX (view on Google Maps)

History of the Sunday Runs

Stuart Wild

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.

The club now holds an annual multi-lap marathon event, called the Wild One in memory of Stuart. Read more about Stuart.

Phil Miles

After Stuart Wild passed away, the Sunday long runs were co-ordinated by Phil Miles, who marked out the routes with his signature colourful windmills and balloons as well as leaving out water and sweets to keep runners going. Phil ran at the back to ensure no-one got left behind.

Phil stepped down from organising the Sunday runs and has now started the Worcestershire Trailblazers club, aimed at discovering and enjoying parts of the Worcestershire countryside that can only be explored by stepping off the beaten track.

Sunday club runs continue each Sunday with a rota of people to assist with marking out routes and leaving/collecting water and sweets.