Wednesday 26th and Saturday 29th September will be the last sessions registering and training on the track. From then on the Wednesday training session for those athletes in Foundation and Recreation Groups moves to the Tennis Centre, starting on Wednesday 3rd October.
Saturdays: As from Saturday 6th October registration will be in the Tennis Centre. Although registering inside, we still have the track booked on Saturdays and groups will be using the track, throws and jumps areas as much as possible weather permitting throughout the winter months so come prepared for indoor and outdoor work every session. The Recreation Group will be based mostly inside although they too may take the opportunity to work outdoors including short supervised runs off site, so suitable warm clothing and a change of footwear will be needed.
Format overview of Wednesdays sessions for Recreation and Foundation Groups as follows: Recreation Group (8 – 11years / primary school age)
Time: 7 - 8pm
Registration: 6.50 - 7.00pm
Format: introductory skills and drills / fitness / event specific (including sports hall events) Age group: 8 - 11's
Foundation Group (Secondary school age)
Time: 7.05 - 8.30pm
Registration: 6.50 - 7.05pm
Format: skills and drills / fitness / event specific
Age Group: This summer’s U13's and U15's and some U11s.
Clothing: Clothing for indoor and outdoor work must be brought every session. Outdoor kit MUST include warm sports clothing eg track bottoms or leggings, sweatshirt, rain jacket, gloves, hat. Spikes will not be needed.
This group will aim to strike a balance between maintaining event specific coaching, as well as fitness and agility work and sports hall event practice, aiming to equip athletes with a range of skills and experiences to help them progress. Groups will take it in turns to do some training on the track (a variety of speed, steady state, middle distance running depending on the session).
Middle Distance Group
This group will continue to train on a Thursday evening throughout the winter, 7 to 8pm and the venue will change to the track at Rutland instead of Shipley Park. The Tuesday group will continue at the track as normal, also from 7pm to 8pm. All middle distance / cross country athletes are welcome to attend these sessions. Newcomers must be club members and should check with a Tuesday night group Middle Distance Coach first to make sure that the group is suitable for them and that the standard is appropriate. Middle distance training will also take place on Saturday mornings when there isn’t a Cross Country fixture taking place.
Other Event Specific Groups
Other event specific coaching groups for sprints, hurdles, jumps and throws will continue throughout the winter at a time and day as advised by the group coach. Please check with Event Specific Coaches about these additional sessions.