Monday: Group training night

Covid-19 – Update 18 Jan 2021

As we are now in Lockdown 3, training is suspended. We are keeping a close eye on the situation and will resume face-to-face training as soon as possible.

Check out our Facebook page for weekly suggested solo training sessions, club challenges, and our online Strength and Conditioning classes. You can find links to all our Social Media groups here.

Training during COVID

Please note that online sign-up in advance will be required. Please use the link posted on our Facebook page.

All sessions have been fully risk-assessed and will be run-lead/coached and will make use of safe social distancing. Note that there will be six different training locations and these will change weekly for each group.

Please can all members taking part arrive already warmed up. We need to limit the hanging around time at the start so please arrive promptly. Sessions will start promptly at 6:30pm – this will be the time the group leaves the meeting location and heads towards the location where the session will take place. Please also be aware that at the end of the session we will not be doing a group cool down or stretch off – again to reduce hanging around time and potential transmission of Covid-19.

All members must run at their own risk and observe social distancing measures at all times.

Download the latest training schedule here

Group A & B (Beginners/Improvers)

For new runners or those returning from a period of inactivity. We aim to help you reach your individual goals in a supportive atmosphere with an emphasis on fun and friendship. Each week incorporates a mix of basic skills sessions and jog-walk-run sessions to enable you to build confidence, distance and pace.

Group C/D

Builds speed and endurance for those wishing to participate in events up to 10 mile or half marathons. sessions may include hills, speed work or longer runs on nearby roads or paths.

Group E

Sessions focusing on speed, endurance and strength at a faster pace than the previous group. A perfect training opportunity for those looking to improve their times in races. Sessions may include hills, fartlek (speed play), intervals and tempo runs.

Group F

Training at a higher intensity/pace. Sessions will focus on improving technique as well as speed, strength and endurance in preparation for upcoming races.

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Pacing Guidelines for Monday Night Training Groups

New Training Paces

Please note that these are guidelines – depending on the changing ability of current runners and the ability of new members this may change and will be reviewed .

It’s worth spending a bit of time considering whether you’re running with the most appropriate group on a Monday evening. If you are consistently near the front or back of your group, it may be time to consider trying a new one.

We appreciate that there are many different reasons why people run – some people enjoy the social aspect of running, whereas others want to train hard to improve their speed. We’re hoping that everyone will be making progress, but there is no shame in dropping down a group.