If you are a new club member or a runner who would like to join our Tuesday eveing club runs please see our FAQs.
AMBLESIDE AC TUESDAY EVENING TRAINING
The Ambleside AC Tuesday Night Run is legendary! The running is great and the craic is even better.
In late autumn and winter, we train on the roads and trails near Ambleside, meeting at the Parish Centre at 6.20pm for a 6.30pm start. There is always a structured rep session led by a coach which is suitable for faster and slower runners. The sessions can be as hard or as gentle as you want them to be. You’ll often need a head torch on these sessions and it’s a good idea to bring road and trail shoes. There is always the option of gathering a few friends and hitting the trails if that’s what you fancy. Many club members like to do this but there is no regular leader for this session so you’ll need to agree where you’re going between yourselves.
After the session we meet in The Golden Rule pub in Ambleside and frequently spend longer enjoying the craic than we do actually running! Details of the structured rep session are on the club calendar, which is also avaiable on our Teamup app. (If you don’t have the app, the loading instructions can be found at the bottom of this page.)
It’s those amazing summer evening runs that really set us apart as a club. We meet at different venues within a huge area stretching from Coniston, the Langdales, Grasmere, Ambleside, Patterdale and across to Troutbeck and Kentmere.
There will be an allocated “leader” for each run but please note that these are not guided runs. You will be expected to be self-sufficient and able to look after yourself on the fells in all weathers and on rough terrain. Generally, there will be 3 groups; the Fasties, a Medium pace group, and a Steady group; this last group is perfect if you want a steady run, or if you’re new to the club and not sure who to run with.
Some Tuesday evenings have Club Champs races arranged; on these evenings you can choose to either compete in the Champs race or head out on your training run. They all start / finish in the same location so we can still have a social afterwards.
Most runs will meet in lay bys, car parks or on village roads. Please do park considerately as we want to keep our good name.
Always bring decent hill kit and a head torch.
Dogs welcome provided they’re ok with other dogs, runners and livestock. Please do use a lead when running through farms/farmland.
CLUB CHAMPS RACES
Some of these take place on Tuesdays, some take place at weekends. They are a mix of AAC Club only events and ‘official’ races (FRA/Park run). Juniors can compete at selected races; full details will be publicised in the week ahead of each race; contact John Gomersal for more info e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
FULL SCHEDULE AVAILABLE ON THE CLUB CALENDAR HERE