Hi everyone, Jan has sent out an email to everyone about this but I’m repeating here in case anyone missed it. Due to the hot weather warnings on Sunday we will not be opening up the club house or having any organised runs.
If you do plan to run yourself please:
Take lots of water
Wear a hat
Carry a phone
Carry emergency contact information
Try to run in the shade
Take it easy
It looks like the weather will be back to reasonable temperatures on Wednesday so we’ll be opening up again then.
A big thanks to Dave Stott and Rich Finch for organising this years race, and to all the marshals who volunteered to ensure the route was safe for runners; cheering us on, handing out water, helping out in the car park, putting up the finish sign and presenting the medals.
Without you this event simply would not have happened.
It was wonderful to see so many local clubs take part and to see a fantastic turnout by the Hogweeds.
The results below show what an amazing group of runners we have and everyone of you should be proud of your performance.
Special mentions and congratulations go to John and Lisa for 1st in their age categories and a big shout out to Pat for an eye watering 93% age graded score!
As many of you are aware two of our long-standing members had life-saving treatment from the Bristol Heart Institute last year and so we decided to donate money to Above and Beyond, the charity that raises money for Bristol’s hospitals. The Gazette have a story about it here.
Before you start the training you need to decide on what 10k race time you think you might be realistically able to achieve. This will determine the pace that you will run for the training sessions.
Once you have decided upon the race time look it up in the Finishing Time column on the table below.
Make a note of the times in the other columns for your:
Easy / Long pace
400 metre time
Top 6 Benefits of High Intensity Interval Training
1. Extra Free Time
Interval training is the most efficient form of cardio, and can deliver benefits much more quickly than typical cardio workouts. In fact, research shows that 27 minutes of HIIT performed three times per week delivers the same aerobic and anaerobic results as 60 minutes of regular cardio performed five times per week. Interval training can also get you in shape more quickly, a mere two weeks of high-intensity intervals can improve your aerobic capacity as much as six to eight weeks of endurance training.
2. More Calories Burned
In terms of weight loss, intervals are more effective than long, slow endurance exercise. The intense effort you put in means that your body must work harder to recover, so you’ll burn more calories in the 24 hours after an interval workout than you would after a slow, steady run. During those 24 hours after high intensity interval training, your body can also produce up to 450 percent more human growth hormone, which increases caloric burn and even slows down the ageing process.
3. A Big Smile
Interval training creates a surge of endorphins, the natural opiates your brain produces as a result of difficult exercise. Because of its short bursts of strenuous activity, interval training drastically boosts endorphin production, so you’ll experience a true “runners high” and will feel happy and energised after your workout.
4. Increased Speed and Endurance
Interval training stimulates several physiological changes that can lead to greater speed, and stamina. For example, HIIT helps your body learn to burn lactic acid more efficiently – allowing you to exercise for a longer period of time before fatigue sets in. Interval training makes it easier to go farther and faster with more energy, and will also help with your other cardio activities.
5. A Healthier Heart
Although high intensity intervals accelerate your heart rate, HIIT can actually decrease strain on your heart. Over time, cardiovascular exercise can increase your heart stroke volume, or the amount of blood that your heart pumps per beat. Interval training maximises cardiovascular benefits, so it can quickly increase stroke volume, making your heart stronger and more efficient. HIIT also maximises the other benefits of cardiovascular exercise, including decreasing your risk of both heart disease and high blood pressure.