HEROS stands for High Elms Runners On Sunday!
We meet at 8:30am at the Cuckoo Wood car park in High Elms Road (the car park after the golf course) and run on tracks and paths all year round. Very occasionally we may meet elsewhere for a special run such as the “Westerham 17” but this will be advertised in advance – club members please see our ORR facebook page.
This largely depends on who turns up, but the more runners that join us the greater the flexibility to offer choices. There are numerous possibilities to get away from the traffic and the hard road surfaces and enjoy a scenic run through the glorious local countryside Orpington has to offer. We are usually out for end hour and a half to two hours, sometimes longer. The pace is dictated by those present but being off-road with stiles and gates to negotiate it will be slower than Tuesday night.
Most Sundays there are 3 groups that head out. The first is around 6 miles at a gentle pace, the second an 8-10 mile group at around a 10:30 to 11 min mile pace with the 3rd group around 12-14 miles at around a 9:30-10 min mile pace. Regular updates are provided on the club members’ Facebook group which details the plans for that week.
There is also an 8-11 mile group at an 8.30/9 min mile pace which meets outside the Buff at 8.30 pm. This group will increase the mileage as we begin marathon season training and may move to an earlier start time of 8 am. Please see our Facebook group (club members) or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like further details/
Whatever group you choose to run with; you are guaranteed a lovely morning out!