Training with the Road Runners
Qualification: LiRF (Leadership in running fitness)
Coach: England Masters Marathon team member with 16 years at the club and has trained several runners to sub 3 hr marathon standard and faster!
Ability level: The group ranges from sub 40min to 33min 10Km times, but also suitable for those looking to improve to get down to the sub 40min 10K level.
Tuesday: Track training session, starts 6:45 meeting on the track ( runners should already have completed their warm up prior to the session, due to limited track time).
Thursday: Road run, usually tempo based or steady run. Meet at the club for 6:45
Coach: 20+ years as a Club member with a 25+ years running career followed by a move to coaching and supporting runners over a range of abilities, helping them to achieve whatever goals they may have.
Group Ability Level : The training group accommodates runners of all abilities and whatever aims they may have, whether running for enjoyment, having the opportunity to run with a group or aiming to improve PBs and to build up distance levels all the way up to marathon distance and occasionally beyond!
Training Times: The group meets each Tuesday at the Club ready to run at 7pm. A session would include a short warm up followed by a varying set of repeat efforts of various distances and a short warm down run back to the Club (being sessions most runners would not normally undertake alone). The extent of effort is down to each runner and sessions are set up so that runners are always a part of the group, no-one can be left behind. Thursdays – no formal session. Group runners may make their own arrangements to meet for a longer steady run.
In addition to the regular Tuesday training sessions, on the 1st Tuesday of each month all runners are invited to take part in the Club Handicap competition over a 5-mile road course. As a handicap race, all runners of all abilities have the chance to win each race and pick up points and win the overall competition each year.
Runners also take part in a range of on and off-road races, either individually or as part of Club teams, over all distances. These include Park runs, open road and off-road races, the Frostbite League and various cross-country events with everyone of any ability encouraged to take part.