Roadrunners

General

Road Running has been an integral part of Weymouth St Paul’s Harriers since the club was formed. Our members compete in a wide variety of races both at home and abroad.

Interested non-members may come and try us out for a couple of weeks before joining. While we welcome newcomers to the sport, regardless of ability or experience, we do require a basic core fitness in anyone wishing to start running with us.

Training Sessions

Runs generally last about 50 mins to an hour with varying speeds and distances for fast, medium or slower runners. Different sessions may involve some speed or hill work and in the summer months may include some off-road and trail running.

Training Times and Venues

Monday Evenings 6:30 – 6:45, meet at Weymouth College, Cranford Avenue, DT4 7LQ Couch to 5K see Latest Couch to 5k dates
AND Improvers session running every week.

Tuesday Evenings 6.30pm – 7.30pm, meet at the Marsh Athletics Centre, Knightsdale Road, Weymouth (near the Swimming Pool) every Tuesday evening.

Thursday Evenings 7.00pm – 8.00pm, meet at Marsh Athletics Centre, Knightsdale Road, Weymouth (near the Swimming Pool) every Thursday except for the dates on our WINTER RUN PROGRAM (printable version).

  WSPH Winter Runs 2018-19
November 8th 29 Edward Rd Dorchester, DT1 2HL.–Followed by warming Chilli courtesy of Susan 
November 22nd Spa Hotel, Dorchester Rd.
December 13th William Henry (‘Spoons) Weymouth. Meet – Commercial Rd carpark by bowling green.
January 10th Redlands Sports Centre, Dorchester Rd.
February 7th Turks Head, Chickerell  
March 7th Spa Hotel, Dorchester Rd.
April 11th Spyglass Inn, Overcombe
April 25th Weatherspoons Dorchester. Meet – Top O’Town car park.
May 9th Lodmoor car park.
May 23rd Spa Hotel
   

 

Competitions

Our members compete in a wide variety of races both at home and abroad. Competition choice is entirely up to the individual. We are affiliated to the Dorset Road Race League which offers a 12 race programme of UK events throughout the year, over distances of 5 miles to full Marathon. Completion of 7 events enables runners to be eligible for age group awards (seperated into 5-year age bands). There is also a team competition.

DRRL also administers the County Championship programme. Tamsyn Rutter of WSPH is currently Dorset Ladies 10 Mile Champion.

For the League programme, entry forms and results, please visit the Dorset Road Race League or the Dorset County Athletics Association.

Contact

For further information about the WSPH and AC Road Runnners, please contact Norman White on 01305 774167

Upcoming Road Running Events

Jan 1 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm The Junction Sports & Leisure Centre
The course starts and finishes on the The Broadway ROUTE MAP FOR RUN Race HQ is kindly provided by The
Feb 10 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Lytchett Minster Sports Centre
The Lytchett 10 is a ten mile road race starting at Lytchett Minster Sports Centre, Post Green Rd, Lytchett Minster,
Feb 24 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am Bournemouth Pier
The race is organised by Bournemouth Athletic Club and starts and finishes at Bournemouth Pier. The race is one lap
May 5 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm Sturminster Newton High School
Entries for the 2019 marathon will open in November 2018. Entry Entries will be restricted to 400 participants. Entrants must
Jun 9 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm St Mary's Middle School