Dec 17

Jim’s Training 2018

The Jim’s Training 2018 series of training rides is organised by Richard Guymer of Hull Thursday RC and starts 6 January 2018.

Open to everyone, no charge but cannot be run without volunteers to marshal and help with registration and lap times.

The first event is 3 weeks away if you can help please drop an email to Richard richard@running1.karoo.co.uk

The Saturday training sessions run in two locations, get them in your diary:

Brantingham: 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th January at 2pm

Sproatley: 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th February at 2pm

Please arrive early to register, especially at your first event as you will need to complete a registration form.

The format for those who do not know is:

  • You are placed into a group of riders of approximately equal ability.
  • There is an attempt to keep the groups at similar sizes of say 6-8 riders.
  • The fastest (scratch) group goes off first, each subsequent group heads off after a minute (or so).
  • You are expected to work “through and off” with your group making it as smooth as possible to give your group the greatest benefit.
  • If you are not proficient at this ask someone in your group what to do.
  • There is a set number of laps. There is a lap countdown.
  • If the scratch group passes your group you will complete after one less lap.
  • If you find your group too strong and drop out then pedal easier and join the group behind.

Great training and enjoyable and suitable for any ability.

Look forward to seeing you all.

Richard Guymer
Coach, Hull Thursday Road Club

How to find the two locations and circuits descriptions:


The start is at the red blob (on The Outgangs). Careful as you join Brantingham Rd (will be marshalled), left past Triton, back over A63, Left onto Cave Rd taking care very busy (will be marshalled), Left on The Outgangs (will be marshalled). Repeat…

Brantingham circuit

Brantingham circuit


The start is at the red blob (on Pasture Ln). Left on B1238 (will be marshalled), following onto Moor Ln, next left (will be marshalled), Left on Pasture Ln (will be marshalled). Repeat …

Sproatley circuit

Sproatley circuit