Training Information

Last updated: Friday, 27 March, 2015 at 02:24pm
Tilsley Park, Abingdon. Frances Briscoe enjoying another successful outing in the mud!

Favourite Training Routes

We have a directory of favourite training routes that you can browse. There are course descriptions, maps and pictures. If you have a route you would like to share with the rest of our members, send me a description of the route as well as what you find appealing about it and I add it to the list of all the routes as a reference library.

Club Training Sessions

Club training takes place at two different venues as follows:

Day Time Venue
Tuesdays 7:00pm Tilsley Park, Abingdon
Thursdays 7:00pm Wantage Leisure Centre, Wantage

The Tuesday night session at Tilsey Park is a track session, usually under the supervision of Club Coach, Tom King. Phone Tom for details on 01235 834873.

There is also a Thursday session for young athletes that alternates between grass work at the King Alfred’s School in the summer and hills at Wantage Park in the winter. These sessions are also supervised by Tom King and start at 7:00pm at either King Alfred’s School – West Site, Wantage over the summer and the Wantage Leisure Centre over the winter.

The Thursday session is usually a road run for senior athletes, and coached session for the juniors.

In addition to the above there are also the following informal club runs organised for Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays the current schedules for which are provided below including links to the venues for the start points of the various runs.

Sunday Social Run

The Sunday Social Run starts and finishes at the Court Hill Centre below the Ridgeway just to the south of Wantage. The length of the run varies and the routes covered are typically off–road. The scenery encountered more than makes up for the mud! After the run there is also the opportunity after the run for a social drink in the Court Hill Centre cafß as well. Below is the current schedule for the Club Sunday Social Run.


Every Sunday9:00amCourt Hill Centre, Ridgeway

If you would like any further information on the Club Sunday Social Run please contact Simon Leech via email .

Intermediate Group

The Intermediate Group meet at various locations in and around the Wantage area (– as can be seen from the schedules below). The runs are targeted at adult runners of an intermediate level running capable of running between 9– and 11–minute mile pace for at least an hour. The length of the run varies and the routes covered are typically on road and along footpaths. The group welcomes both men and women. Below is the current schedule for the Club Intermediate Group.


31 March6:30pmThe Lord Nelson, Wantage
07 April7:00pmGrove Rugby Club
14 April6:30pmWantage Leisure Centre
21 April7:00pmThe Lord Nelson, Wantage
28 April6:30pmThe Fox, Denchworth
05 May7:00pmThe Boars Head, Ardington
12 May6:30pmChurch of St. Andrew, Letcombe Regis
19 May7:00pmThe Lord Nelson, Wantage
26 May6:30pmCourt Hill Centre, Ridgeway
02 June7:00pmGrove Rugby Club
09 June6:30pmThe Lord Nelson, Wantage
16 June7:00pmSparsholt Firs
23 June6:30pmWantage Leisure Centre
30 June7:00pmThe Lord Nelson, Wantage
07 July6:30pmThe Fox, Denchworth
14 July7:00pmThe Boars Head, Ardington
21 July6:30pmGrove Rugby Club
28 July7:00pmThe Lord Nelson, Wantage
04 August6:30pmCourt Hill Centre, Ridgeway
11 August7:00pmThe Fox, Denchworth
18 August6:30amScutchamer Knob (– above East Hendred)
25 August7:00pmThe Lord Nelson, Wantage
01 September6:30pmSparsholt Firs
08 September6:30pmThe Lord Nelson, Wantage
15 September6:30pmWantage Leisure Centre
22 September6:30pmThe Lord Nelson, Wantage


Every Thursday (March)7:00pmWantage Leisure Centre
Every Thursday (09 April – early September TBC)7:00pmKing Alfred’s School, West Site


28 March8:00amAeroplane, Grove
04 April8:00amThe Lord Nelson, Wantage
11 April8:00amGrove – Road to Denchworth
18 AprilTBCParkRun, Abingdon
25 April7:45am *Saddleback Farm Shop, Brightwalton (+ breakfast)
02 May8:00amThe Lord Nelson, Wantage
09 May8:00amLetcombe Bassett
16 May8:00amThe Boars Head, Ardington
23 May7:45am *Court Hill Centre, Ridgeway
30 May8:00amThe Lord Nelson, Wantage
06 June8:00amGrove – Road to Denchworth
13 June8:00amThe Boars Head, Ardington
20 June7:45am *Sparsholt Firs
27 June8:00amThe Lord Nelson, Wantage
04 JulyTBCParkRun, Abingdon
11 July8:00amWantage Leisure Centre
18 July7:45am *Scutchamer Knob (– above East Hendred)
25 July8:00amAeroplane, Grove
01 August8:00amThe Lord Nelson, Wantage
08 August8:00amLetcombe Bassett
15 August7:45am *Saddleback Farm Shop, Brightwalton (+ breakfast)
22 August8:00amGrove – Road to Denchworth
29 August8:00amThe Lord Nelson, Wantage
05 September8:00amAeroplane, Grove
12 September7:45am *Sparsholt Firs
19 September8:00amWantage Leisure Centre
26 September8:00amThe Boars Head, Ardington

* - denotes longer run of approximately 1 hour 15 minutes.

If you would like any further information on the Intermediate Group please contact Clare Hazell via email .