When are Metros' training sessions?
Which training sessions are suitable for beginners?
The following sessions are suitable for beginners:
Tuesday 8pm – run/walk group.
Thursday 7pm – varied speed play session.
Saturday 9am – suitable for all ages and abilities, including children.
Click here for full details on the sessions available.
What do I need to take to training sessions?
- Running shoes with secure laces.
- Water bottle – depending on duration of session.
- Bright, reflective clothing for winter runs.
- Inhaler if you need it.
- Sun cream, sun hat etc, if you are lucky enough to be running on a sunny day.
There is always at least one runner per session that carries a mobile phone with them. You should always have an emergency contact number with you, even if you are not running with a phone.
Which sessions are suitable for children?
We have several enthusiastic youngsters who come along to the Saturday training session. Please ensure that your child is accompanied by an adult at all times if they attend a session.
There are also events such as the Summer League and Brian Jackson Fun Run which cater for children. We look forward to seeing you there!
What is Metros' kit and where can I purchase it?
Which events are Metros involved with?
Please check the event diary on a regular basis to check what is coming up in the Metros calendar. Listed below are some of the leagues and events that we regularly participate in.
THAMES VALLEY CROSS COUNTRY LEAGUE
Every two-three weeks at 11.00 am on Sundays between October and March. The courses are roughly five to six miles. There are usually eight fixtures, with men and women of all abilities running together over mostly cross country, some footpaths and a little road.
Co-ordinators: Al and Jane Scoffham
See also: http://www.tvxc.org.uk
Sunday mornings, usually five events between May and September, starting and finishing within parks – Battersea, Dulwich, Gunnersbury, Headstone Manor (Metros host fixture) and Regent’s Park. The main event is a road race of 5 miles or 10km followed by a 1.5 – 2 km Tenderfoot race for 6-14 year olds (and adult beginners), an under 7’s fun run, then relays of 300-400 m – women, men and two mixed teams. Individual and club scores are age graded to encourage all ages to participate.
Co-ordinator: Pat Jackson
VETERAN (MASTERS) TRACK AND FIELD LEAGUE
Four Monday evenings between May and July and open to all over 35. Events are 100, 200, 400, 800, 1500, & 3000 metres, 2000m walk, high jump, long jump, triple jump, discus, javelin, hammer, shot.
Contact: Wendy Mulvenna
CLUB EVENTS ON SATURDAY MORNING
The Saturday session has an option to take part in the following events
MEASURED MILE 5 MILE HANDICAP 10 KM CHALLENGE 5 MILE WALK
which rotate on the first Saturday of the month.
5 KM RUN is on the 3rd Saturday of the same month as the Measured Mile.
WOT NO WATCH is a mile run where you predict your time in advance then don’t use your watch. The winner is the person who most accurately predicts their time.
Metros host the HARROW HILL RACE in February. This is a 10K open road race from the Harrow School sports grounds and includes 2.5 ascents of the hill.
Metros annual fun run, THE BRIAN JACKSON FUN RUN takes place on a Saturday in September in Roxbourne Park and is suitable for all ages and abilities. There is a 4K Ladies race, 4K Men’s race, 2K Children’s race, and a challenge which is to run all 3. There is also a 2K race walk and refreshments served afterwards.
TROPHY RACES are a series of 8 races throughout the year in our local area. These vary in distance from 5 to 20 miles, and usually attract a good Metros contingent. Recently our list has included Finchley 20, Maidenhead 10, Marlow 5, St Luke’s/Wembley 10k, Moor Park 10k, Ricky Road Run. Metrolines has the list confirmed for each year.
METROS MARATHON WEEK is the full marathon distance run over 5 consecutive days on 5 terrains: 10k Hills, 4k Sand (Ruislip Lido), 10k Cross Country (in Ruislip Woods), 5k Track session & 13k Road.
What is Metrolines?
Metrolines is our monthly magazine, to keep members up-to-date with forthcoming events, race results, articles and club information; it also allows you to stay in touch if you are unable to regularly attend sessions.
Previous editions of Metrolines are available to download from the website here. You can also request to be on the email distribution list or collect a hard copy from the Saturday morning session at Roxbourne Park.
Metrolines is usually published on the 20th of each month.
I am training for my first 5k/10k/half marathon/marathon... help!
Lots of our members have been in exactly the same position as you! Please just ask, or send an email and we can put you in touch with someone to offer you advice.
How can I get involved with volunteering at Metros?
Metros is run entirely by volunteers, and we would love for you to be involved! From providing refreshments or leading training sessions to marshalling at larger events, there are always volunteer roles available. Please get in touch via email, the facebook page or in person to let us know.