Warm up: These sessions are designed for all abilities and to be all inclusive. All of the coaches will ensure that the sessions cater for your different abilities. All of our sessions are started with an appropriate warm up. The coach or leader will, if necessary, lead you to the venue of the session. This warm up run will be done at the pace of the slowest runner. Once at the venue the coach leader will be responsible for any drills, stretches, briefing and instructions on the session you're about to do. Please listen carefully to them and remember that they are in charge for your safety.
Time: The coached sessions will start at 7pm but will end between 8 and 8:30pm depending on the session. Your coach can advise you of expected return time in the intro.
Endurance Training Session / Marathon Training
These sessions are designed to build your endurance and stamina for the difficulties of running both the classic marathon and half marathon distances. During these sessions you will be coached to run more efficiently. This training also includes a series of sessions to improve your lactate threshold (this will allow you to run at a faster pace for a longer period of time).
Speed Training Session
These sessions are designed to activate your fast twitch fibres and allow you to run at a faster pace for a greater time period. The recoveries during these sessions are generally longer to allow you to run faster during the efforts and improve your form and style.
Mixed Training Sessions
These sessions are a mixture of hill training and efficient running training.The hill training will concentrate on improving your form and endurance for running up hill. We live in a very hilly area and so neglect this training at your peril. The efficient running training will look at all the aspects of running technique. Also included are our 1 and 2 mile time-trial sessions. (This will allow you to see your improvement over time)
4-5 mile 'Improvers'
A nice step up for those who want to move from the Beginners. At a pace of 12:00 to 13:00 min/mile with rest breaks this is a nice social run with lots of chatting.
7-8 Mile 'A' Group
A brisker continual run with plenty of dynamic looping back and regrouping. Route up to the coach/leader. Pace will be 7:30 to 8:30 min/miles.
We organise several races and encourage our members to help out at them by marshalling. The week before a race we will do a 'recce' run designed to show everyone where they will be located to cheer on the runners and it's a very gentle, social run with the option of a meal at the end. EVERYONE WELCOME!