Club training sessions
The club runs a number of structured training sessions and whole stack of unstructured ones. For details of the latter, pitch up at the club and have a chat - you'll always find a willing training partner. If a nailed on, there-every-week-come-what-may type session is more your thing, the following sessions are available;
Monday night rep sessions
These are now the Winter sessions. We meet on Wild Gardens Road near Roath Park at 6.30pm and run a warm up to one of six structured hill rep sessions.
These sessions are open to everyone regardless of ability/standard. We hope that you will find someone there of a similar type standard in order to have company during the session. If you feel that you are not quite up to the full session then please let us know so that we can give you an alternative that will still allow you to take part in the session.
The Winter Schedule for 2013/14 is here
Tuesday night track
Though not a formal Club session, many choose Tuesday night to do a track session at the International Athletics Stadium at Leckwith. This may be something that you may want to do to sharpen your running. If you are new to using a track it is worth chatting to an experienced Club member first as to correct track etiquette.
Runners meet from 6.30pm onwards at Llandaff Rugby Club. The run starts at 7pm as a mass start.
Prior to the run starting we will gather those present into groups based on which distance they intend running that evening ~ 5 miles; 7 miles or 10 miles. We will then aim to identify paced groups as required. If you are coming along for the first time we advise that you turn up between 6.45 – 6.50pm and please make yourself known, we will arrange for someone of a similar pace to run with you and show you the route. Please note, we will never leave anyone to run on their own (unless they feel a particular wish to be solitary).
In order to add some variety and structure to the runs here are some suggested sessions for those interested – these aren’t mandatory but are there for those who want to use them. An example of these sessions is 10 x 1 min hard + 1 min easy, the schedule for the sessions can be found here, if we have a big event on the weekend then it is likely that that week will be a normal run. A more detailed description of how the sessions will be run is included here.
Les Croupiers Running Club has a winter route and a summer route (from when the clocks go forward to around mid-September) for its Club Run. Winter and summer routes are approximately 7 miles and can be extended to 10 miles or cut short to 5 miles when necessary (this often helps to ensure that we all finish at a similar time).
Les Croupiers running club organises and supports the Cardiff parkrun, a 5km time trial that starts at 9am on the Taff trail adjacent to Tesco (Western Avenue). A one-off pre-registration is required.
More casually some members run at 9.30am from Llandaff RFC clubhouse. Start together, then naturally grouping off, with the option of peeling off when required depending on how long you want to run. All runs head North along the Taff Trail towards - and possibly beyond - Castell Coch.
As a rule of thumb, if you can run 10 minute miles or quicker, you should enjoy plenty of company.