The Graduation parkrun is on Saturday 29th June at 9am at Lakeside in Portsmouth. We always have a coffee afterwards, meet there at 8.45am for a group warm up and photo. https://www.parkrun.org.uk/portsmouthlakeside/
From the 15th July we will be showcasing new RunVerity sessions for a trial period of 4 weeks. If successful we will be putting them permanently on the RunVerity timetable which is very exciting.
Tuesday 6.30pm - Whiteley
Run Leader - Deliah Downie
RV HIT (High Intensity Training) - These sessions will be a combination of short bursts of activity followed by short bursts of running. HIT is a great way to burn calories, get faster and build strength.
Wednesday 7pm - Fareham
Run Leader - Charlie Rourke
Fareham Hills – The hill sessions in Whiteley are a huge success so we are going to give them a go at Fareham. These sessions will be an introduction to hills so no beasting at all. The sessions will be safe and supportive, not competitive and if you don’t want to push yourself you don’t have to.
Wednesday 7pm - Whiteley
Coach Verity Wright
Whiteley Extension – Wednesday nights are going to be extended. All of my training plans have a longer run in the middle of the week so it makes sense to extend Wednesday so that you have a greater opportunity to get more miles in within the group without having to run on your own before or after the session. These sessions will not become “faster”, the format will be the same, your pace, lots of looping just a longer route. This should benefit all of you who are in training for the Great South Run.
If you are on Bronze Membership, during the 4 week trial why don’t you try out any of our new sessions on top of your normal sessions and pay just £3 extra.
In other news…
RV 30 is a new course starting on the 16th July, a twice a weekly programme for 5 weeks with the aim to get complete beginners running continuously for 30 minutes as opposed to a 5km goal at the end of the course. The sessions will be on a Tuesday and Thursday.
RV60 will be the course available after RV30, another twice weekly 5 week course that will run concurrently with RV30 and focus on the progression of running for 60 mins non stop.
On the 18th July there will be a “Women’s Health” Workshop at 8.10pm at 50 Mollison Rise. All topics open for conversation, very informal sharing of things that work or don’t work in relation to aging and running.
On the 25th July there will be a “Runner’s Workshop” at 8.10pm at 50 Mollison Rise. If you are interested in how to step up to “The Great South Run” then this workshop is for you. We will discuss the transition to increasing your mileage safely, share nutritional advice as well as looking at how we can calm any negative thoughts and turn them into positive ones.
Hayling Billy 5 details for next Wednesday 12th June.
No parking at the start of the race so parking is advised at West Town Park, the start is a short walk away from here. The for the start is PO11 0EH.There are toilets at the start of the race which is just by the theatre. No changing but a baggage area to drop your stuff. We can meet at The Solent Hotel at 5.30pm and drive in convoy and our warm up and photo will be at 7pm at the start. The start is at 7.15pm and I think you collect your number but it isn't clear on the race instructions.
Fish and chips are being collected at 8.30pm and once everyone has finished we will head down to the beach. Please bring a chair or blanket and warm clothes for the beach. The beach is West Beach and there is a car park there and at athe Surf Shack. If not too windy we'll go on the beach just by the Inn by the Sea, but if windy we'll sit by the Surf Shack.
There is a session on Wednesday night for those of you who are not running this event, Helen Fitzgerald will be taking it. x
Weekend run this Sunday (2nd June) at Queen Elizabeth Country park. Everyone welcome, you can do whaterver distance you like, you will learn to love hills as it's an out and back route, I will be starting at 8am with my furry friend. Let me know whose interested xx
Lots of you are starting to look forward to events later in the year maybe an Autumn half marathon or the GSR. There will be lots of opportunities to train together for all events that are coming up, I plan on having monthly “official” weekend runs where all members of RunVerity are welcome to come along and train. We organise these events so that it doesn’t matter what pace or distance you are doing, we all finish together we tea and cake; And we have a variety of locations that we use, changing these around so we don’t get bored with the same old locations.
There will be a “runner’s workshop” on Thursday 25th July at 8.15pm at 50 Mollison Rise where will be discussing how to step up to the next distance, whatever this may be for you. We share ideas on nutrition, training, trainers and basically all things running related to make the transition to your next distance is achieved as safely as possible.
Here are some of the main events that members have signed up to;
The Jurassic Coastline event is 29th September and the training starts week beginning 10th June. I plan on doing some of the weekend runs at QECP in Petersfield and also a couple of Thursday evenings.
The GSR is on Sunday 20th October and the pre-training for the GSR starts week beginning the 17th June and the 12 week programme starts week beginning 29th July. It’s a good idea to book “Pieces of Eight” which is an 8 mile run 2 weeks before the GSR on the 6th October. https://fitprorob.primo-solutions.co.uk/ps/event/PortsmouthRNLI10KandPiecesOfEight2019
If you have entered any of the New Forest events on 8th September (Half Marathon, 10k or 5k) then the training for this will start week commencing 17th June and this will also be a 12 week programme.
If you are training for Palma Half Marathon or 10k on October 13th the training will start on 22nd July, again a 12 week training programme. Please email me firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like further info on this. Here is the link for the event itself https://www.palmademallorcamarathon.com/english/
The weekend runs planned so far are 2nd June, 23rd June, 21st July and 22nd September. On the 11th August there is the 54321 which is a half marathon in Salisbury and Gravel Hill 5 on Saturday 17th August at QECP in Petersfield. We have use of the BBQ’s at this event at QECP so a good social event.
The tourist parkrun will be on Saturday 3rd August in Southsea.
On the 1st September we have an organised run in the morning followed by a BBQ to celebrate RunVerity’s 5th Birthday.
It is important to choose 1 goal and work towards this; all the training plans can be adapted to suit you and your lifestyle, life does get in the way sometimes and remember running is meant to be fun. My aim over the next few months is to ensure that your training is fun, safe and achievable.
Hills tonight is up the track in Whiteley, we meet at 7pm at the bottom of the track and park our cars on the adjacent road.
If you have booked onto the Hayling Billy 5 mile run on June 12th we are having fish and chips on the beach afterwards. If you would like to order some please email me and pay £10 into the usual account.
SOUTHAMPTON SUNDAY 5TH MAY
The plan is to meet at The Solent Hotel at 7.30am to arrive in Southampton before road closures. I will be parking in Marlands car park and will be opposite the Guildhall building from 8am so in the Guildhall square. This is very central to the toilets/coffee shops and the start. The half starts at 9am so will see you guys off then back to the Guildhall square to meet the 10k crew. Does anyone need a lift?
Don't forget parkrun tourist run on Saturday at Lakeside, a few of us are running there, email me if you would like details of this otherwise we'll see you there at 8.30am outside Starbucks at IBM.
Have a brilliant Easter weekend everyone, enjoy the sunshine, the parkruns and hopefully see you on Easter Sunday for our RunVerity Weekend run (Details on the Extra Run Group and website)
Good Morning, bit of info for you, more details to follow during the week.
No session Good Friday or Easter Monday morning BUT there will be the Farerham Beginners final week on Easter Monday evening at 7pm. Meet at Lysses car park and we plan on going for a drink afterwards at Cams Mill.
Easter Sunday - Weekend run
Join the London marathon runners for their final long run before the big day. Lots of distances available and coffee afterwards in Starbucks. Details to follow
Saturday 27th - parkrun tourist and graduation run at Lakeside.
There will be a few people running to Lakeside if you would like to get your miles in. Details to follow
I am planing on supporting at London Marathon getting the 06.15am train from Southampton Airport to Waterloo which gets in at 8.45am. The cost is £39.80 return. The race starts at 10am from Blackheath and I will position myself just after mile 25 at Westminster opporiste London Eye. If anyone would like to join the support team it would be great if we could have people en route so let me know if you'd like to stay with me or be a satalite group with a view to all meeting up at mile 25 to see all our runners in. I have attached the course map. Email me on email@example.com to let me know if you are interested.
https://www.dkwsportstherapy.co.uk/ - Darren and his team are amazing and offer 10% discount to RunVerity members. Darren understands our ethos and supports all that we do and knows that we all need to run!
http://www.lbhealthcare.co.uk/ - Are based in Whiteley and offer a wide range of services from Physiotherapy to Yoga. The Podiatrist, Ellie is amazing.
https://justalittlebit.co.uk/run-verity-shop - This is the offical supplier of RunVerity clothing and you are not restricted by one colour. We are a diverse bunch of people who wear a diverse range of colours.
https://www.winchestergp.com - If you need an urgent appointment or are not satisfied with your local GP, Winchester Private GPs are fantastic.
https://www.letsdothis.com/gb - A lot of local and national races are listed on this website.
We are an unaffilated club so we do not get discount on any races however you can still put RunVerity down as your club or team name.
Lots going on this weekend with The General in Winchester on Saturday, 100 Acres Race, Bournemouth Half and 10k plus of course Manchester Marathon all on Sunday.
If you are interested in an event don’t forget to check out the calander on the webiste https://www.runverity.com/calendar?view=calendar&month=04-2019 as well as the FB pages. We have a weekend run planned for Sunday the 14th April at Wickham Railway line, plus Lisa and Julie’s 50th parkrun on Saturday 13th April.
There won’t be any transport to the Southampton Event but don’t worry we can arrange to travel in convey so that we all meet up at the start.
Don’t forget to read and email back your agreement to the updated Terms and Conditions of RunVerity by the 5th April. You can follow the link here
Milton Keynes Relay Team meeting is on Thursday 4th April at 8.15pm at 50 Mollison Rise to discuss teams and transport. For further details and maps of the relay meeting points can be found here
Busy couple of weeks at RunVerity
Christmas party on Saturday 8pm @ Cams Mill
Week 8 of the latest beginner's course ends on Tuesday 18th, feel free to join us at 8pm to support the latest group and drinks in The Parson's Collar afterwards
Last official session on Friday 21st 9.30am
Saturday 22nd December graduation parkrun 9.00am
Friday 28th 9.30am Cheese Belly run at 50 Mollison Rise, all welcome
Sessions resume on 2nd January at 7pm