Hook Runners Newsletter 25.03.19

Club training sessions this week:

Although the days are getting longer we still expect our members to wear light colours and preferably some form of Hi-Viz and/or reflective clothing.

Monday 7pm with Lucy – Motivational Monday Week 2.  400m intervals with 200m easy recoveries. The idea here is to run each 400m at your 5k pace, building speed and stamina as your legs get tired. The first few will feel easier – you’re running on fresh legs – but as you start to get tired try to maintain pace and running form!

Tuesday 8:45am with Penny or 7.30pm with Pete – Paarlaufs, or pair running. Take it in turns to run approximately 200m, with a short rest while your partner goes. Great for sharpening speed, improving posture and paying attention to your form.

Wednesday 8pm with Terry – Nominally the Marathon Group session but suitable for all. Another VO2 max session aimed at enhancing your speed endurance. This week it’s the turn of 800m intervals with ~400m of recovery. Aim as always is to be consistent with each rep.

Thursday 7pm with Emily – Short Hills – Excellent for working up leg strength and improving core stability. These are shorter, sharper uphill runs (time based, likely to be 10x60seconds) so it’s the same duration of work for everyone. Slow jog back down as recovery.

Saturday 9am – Basingstoke parkrun (War Memorial Park)

Sunday 8am – Group runs

Each session starts at HCC (except for parkrun and handicap) and is suitable for ALL abilities, but don’t do harder sessions on consecutive days. If you have any questions or concerns about these sessions please ask.

Coming up:

1 April: Next Kit Order

21 April: Southampton Marathon

Member Discounts

As a reminder, a number of local businesses (many owned by club members) offer discounts to members of Hook Runners:

SB Physiotherapy

20% discount on an initial consultation

Contact: Simon Brown




RB Massage

£5 discount per massage

Contact: Rachel Berryman




The Park Health Club

  • monthly membership to the club for £35.99 per month for a three month commitment period, after which this reverts to a one month rolling contract which can be cancelled with one month’s notice (in writing to the Gym Manager)
  • no Joining Fee (normally £20)
  • a complimentary treatment at The Farmhouse upon joining
  • 40% off any treatment for Hook Runners after completing an official sporting event (running must be included ie triathlon/duathlon/obstacle) upon production of their medal at the time of treatment. Must be taken within 2 weeks of the event.
  • joining rate also available to partner/spouse of Hook Runner, with proof they live at the same address.

Contact: Imogen Redman




Shoesmiths Electrical Services

10% off the final value of services rendered (not materials)

Contact: Neil Shoesmith




Hook Home&Garden

15% discount in the cafe and the shop (excludes plants, compost and any concessions within the shop)



Bee Good

20% off the core Bee Good product range (excluding duos, triples and gift sets as already discounted).  Enter discount code “hookrunners” in the checkout page.

Contact: Simon Cavill




Jill Lewis Reflexology

20% discount on first treatment

Contact: Jill Lewis



Up & Running

10% discount in store



Alton Sports

10% discount in store



Hooked on Hair

10% discount on all hair services at Hooked on Hair and Master Barbers



Dynamic Women in Business Network

15% discount on ticket prices for Hampshire dwib networking events



Ribbons Media

15% discount on business video packages

15% discount on video booths for events

Contact: Jade Binsted




The Homemade Brownie Company

10% discount on any box of brownies

Contact: Laura Bland




Hook Chiro

50% off an initial consultation

Contact: Verity Wills or Martin Storr




Arena Fit

£27 corporate rate membership

Contact: Sam Taylor




Penny Metcalf Mindfulness

10% discount on six week course (Mindfulness for Beginners or Mindfulness in the Workplace) or 1-1 sessions

Contact: Penny Metcalf




Netty Sue

10% discount




Ping Accountants

10% discount on tax return preparation and filing

Contact: Nicola Osborne




Hart Clinic on the Green

20% discount on Osteopathy, Acupuncture and Sports Massage treatments.  Normally, a new patient assessment and treatment is £50, for Hook runners with discount this is £40. Follow up treatments are normally £45, for Hook runners with discount this is £36. We also offer free 20 minute injury assessments at the clinic.

Contact: James Dewey




Stella Jackson Chiropractic

10% discount on all treatment prices



Yoga for Runners

Yoga for runners class on Wednesdays at 7.15pm, Heckfield Memorial Hall

Special price for Hook Runners of £72 for an 8 week block or £10 pay as you go

Contact: Catherine Collins



If you own a local business and would like to offer a discount to members of Hook Runners, please get in touch with us at enquiries@hookrunners.com.

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