Category: Training session

Training session – Hills Group 2

Leader: Paul Mellor
The group 2 hill workout will be on Beaufort Road with a maximum of 6 runners including leader. Book a place here. Meet at Coopers Square Car Park, in the corner near the Alphabet Gift Shop. From there, warm up run to St Peters Bridge via Fleet St. and the Ferry Bridge walkway, and then up Woods Lane. Please maintain separation between groups and distance between each other. We’ll do 2 sets of 15 minute runs up and down each side of the hill between Derwent Road and Daleside, and Quorn Close and Grafton Rd. One uphill run is about 0.2 miles. The hill run will be entirely on the footpath and won’t cross any side roads.

Training session – Hills Group 1

Leader: Chris Fletcher
The group 1 hill workout will be on Violet Way with a maximum of 6 runners including leader. Book a place here. Meet at Coopers Square Car Park, in the corner near the Alphabet Gift Shop. From there, warm up run to St Peters Bridge via Fleet St. and the Ferry Bridge walkway, and then up Woods Lane. Please maintain separation between groups and distance between each other. We’ll do 3 sets of 10 minute runs up and recovery jog down the hill with a short rest between each set. There will be a choice of distance up the same hill: 0.11 miles (180m) with approx. 60ft of climb, ave. gradient 10%; 0.26miles with approx. 120ft of climb, ave. gradient 8.5%.

Training session – Intervals, Group 2

Leader: Steve Harvey
Maximum of 6 runners including the leader. Book a place here. Meet at Shobnall at the far end of the large car park for a 7:00pm departure. We will do a 1.4 mile warm up run to Forest Edge Way. If you can’t make it to Shobnall for 7:00 go directly to Forest Edge Way; we’ll probably get there at 7:15 but it won’t matter if you’re a little late.
Forest Edge Way is a loop of 0.35 miles having an elevation gain of 22 feet for the first half of the lap, so the intervals will have a slight uphill and downhill. The course is in a residential area, crosses no roads, has good street lighting and has little traffic.
It’ll be the 2 sets of 5 x 2 minute efforts with 1 minute recovery between each; 5 minute break between sets.

Training session – Intervals, Group 1

Leaders: Paul Mellor
This training session will be intervals at Branston Rd., near the John Taylor School with a maximum of 6 runners including leader. Book a place here.
Meet at the Co-op Car Park, Main Street, Branston, DE14 3EY. Approx. 0.8 mile warm-up run from the Co-op car park followed by two 15 minute sets of quarter mile reps.

Training session – Intervals

Leader: Barry Birch
The interval training will be held at Hillfield Lane Playing Field where there will be plenty of space for social distancing. This will be conducted according the EA guidance. Attendees will need to book on the booking page to reserve one of the 12 places available.

Training session – Intervals

Leader: Barry Birch
The interval training will be held at Hillfield Lane Playing Field where there will be plenty of space for social distancing. This will be conducted according the EA guidance. Attendees will need to book on the booking page to reserve one of the 12 places available.

Training session – Intervals

Leader: Barry Birch
The interval training will be held at Craythorne Road Playing Field where there will be plenty of space for social distancing. This will be conducted according the EA guidance. Attendees will need to book on the booking page to reserve one of the 12 places available.

Training session – Intervals

Leader: Barry Birch
The interval training will be held at Hillfield Lane Playing Field where there will be plenty of space for social distancing. This will be conducted according the EA guidance. Attendees will need to book on the booking page to reserve one of the 12 places available.

Training session – Intervals

Leader: Barry Birch
The interval training will be held at Hillfield Lane Playing Field where there will be plenty of space for social distancing. This will be conducted according the EA guidance. Attendees will need to book on the booking page to reserve one of the 5 places available. Further information about the session and the guidance will be sent to attendees before the session.

Training session – Hill Repetitions

Leader: Barry Birch
This training session (for a group of 5 + coach) will be hill reps, about 50m long with a gradient similar to the middle of Violet Way – because it is at the middle of Violet Way, on the grassed open space on the left as you go up the hill from the mini roundabout where it meets Beaufort Rd. We’ll do three 10 minute sets. Meet at Stapenhill Rd car park to depart there at 7:15pm for the warm-up run via Clay St to Violet Way. If the car park is full then park at the top of Clay St and meet us on Violet Way. This will be conducted according the EA guidance. Attendees will need to book on the booking page to reserve one of the 5 places available.