Wednesday – Drills, Hills & Intervals (all abilities)

New start time for 2022 and onwards: Meet at 6:25pm for a 6:30pm start.

Coaches/Run Leaders: Ben Tavendale (coach)

From the 22nd March 2024 onward sessions will either be at the Sports Centre (but not on the track), or on Southampton Common.

These sessions are designed to complement Monday sessions as well as give runners who can’t make Mondays the opportunity to improve their fitness. These sessions are a mixture of intervals/repetitions (fast running over a set distance or time), as well as hills to improve strength. Each session will have a number of drills or exercises included to help improve your ABCs (Agility, Balance, Coordination) and, ultimately, your running technique. Sessions will take place on a mix of surfaces: tarmac, gravel, grass and the track.

Training details(May/June 2024)

DateVenueSessionAim
May 1stCommonTraining for Romsey 5 mile beer race
May 8thRR10 #2Itchen Valley Country ParkLRR are hosts, so please bring cake!
May 15thCommonTraining for Romsey 5 mile beer race--
May 22ndRR10 #3River Hamble Country Park
May 29thCommonTraining for Romsey 5 mile beer race--
June 5thRR10 #4Badger Farm
June 12thRR10 #5Ampfield Woods--
June 19thSports CentreMeet at changing rooms
June 26thRR10 #6Marwell--

Sessions will normally vary between the Common, sports centre and the track; sessions will not take place on the dates for the RR10 league races.

Meeting point on the Common

Meeting point for Southampton Common: Just inside the entrance, opposite the Bellemoor Tavern Pub on Hill Lane.

Meeting point for Sports Centre: At the entrance to the changing rooms/admin block.

Meeting point for the Track: On the grass next to the start line, inside the fenced-off track area.

Joining a Wednesday night session at the athletics track?  For some helpful advice on using the track check out this great guide to track etiquette from Steel City Striders.

During the darker months from September through to March, we strongly recommend that you come to training wearing hi-visibility clothing and a torch. You are responsible for seeing and being seen!