Newcomers & Development Group

New comers

In addition to our paced groups on a Thursday night there is also the Phoenix Group. This is for runners who just fancy 3-4 miles at a very gentle pace and is a great way for you to experience what the club has to offer. Some current club members may join the group quite simply because they just don't want to do 5+ miles (don't worry they all know the purpose of the group!).

All we ask is that you let us know if beforehand if you would like to try this group by emailing and we will try and make someone is available to show you the route and be welcoming

We have in the past organised Development Groups if you are keen to try running and build up to do that 5k or 10k.

Please check back here every so often to find details of when our next group is running.

New Alchester Development Group - start date tbc

If you have recently started running, or have been running on your own and would like to build up your distance and confidence in a friendly and supportive environment, our Development Group could be for you!

The programme will run for 6 consecutive weeks. We will run for approximately 3 miles in around 40 minutes in the first session and then build up over the following weeks until we are running up to 5 or 6 miles non-stop by the end of the course. All we ask is that you are able to run for 20 minutes prior to the first session.

The aim is to increase your confidence, stamina and enjoyment of running. There is no commitment to join the club, but you will be very welcome to move into one of our regular Thursday night pace groups once the Development course finishes.

Perhaps you have a specific goal of a future 5K or 10K race in mind, or have run parkrun and would like to build further. You may want to get a bit fitter or to enjoy the social aspect of running with other people. Whatever your motivation, we will encourage and help you to improve in a relaxed, non time- pressurised and hopefully fun way.

We meet at Bicester Leisure Centre (around the back, outside Bicester Bowl) at 6.50pm for a 7pm start. 

We don't have a new Group planned currently but keep watching this space for more information