Training Schedule

Main Sessions

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DateTimeSessionMain Session Coaches
Monday, 4th February 20197pm-8:30pmMonthly Track Session - Eastbourne Sports Complex The session comprises a warm up, technical drills and activations, a Main Session (which will be an 'Oregon Circuit'), and the session will conclude with a warm down.
The session is also an opportunity for our Coaches to work with Darren to develop their own coaching skills and knowledge.
Darren REEVELL, England Athletics Level 3 Endurance Coach
Tuesday, 5th February 20196:30pm800m Reps/400m Jog Recovery (1200m Loop) Elton Road / Cleveland Terrace / Carmel Road North / Neville Road
A Session 8 laps
B Session 6 laps
Speed/time of 800m should be the same as 400m jog recovery. At the end of the session, Members are reminded to undertake an appropriate cool down.
Dawn RICHARDSON
David LEDGERWOOD
Thursday, 7th February 20196:30pm#RunAndTalk Social Running Activity All Members to meet at The Mowden Pub at 6.30pm. In recognition of #TimeToTalkDay, Members will have the opportunity to participate in a #RunAndTalk exercise.Claire CHAPMAN
Lee MORRIS
Tuesday, 12th February 20196:30pmHill Session (Long Hills) Hillclose Avenue and Clare Avenue Session to commence with a Warm Up (run to the session), and the Main Session.

Main Session: Hill reps starting on the corner of Leith Road and Hillclose Avenue, heading uphill on Hillclose Avenue. Effort on the uphill section. Once at the top, cross the road, and take recovery on the downhill. The A Session is 10-12 reps, with the B Session being 8-10 reps. At the end of the session, Members are encouraged to undertake an appropriate cool down.
Nick WATSON
Graham PARK
Thursday, 14th February 20196:30pm1000m Reps
(Lunedale Road, Barnes Road, Claxton Avenue and Fulthorpe Avenue)
Session to commence with a Warm Up (run to the session), and the Main Session.

Main Session: 1000m reps starting on the corner of Fulthorpe Avenue and Lunedale Road, with effort on Lunedale Road, Barnes Road and Claxton Avenue. The A Session is 8 reps, with the B Session being 6 reps. A 90 second walking / jog recovery should be taken on Fulthorpe Avenue between each rep.

At the end of the session, Members are encouraged to undertake an appropriate cool down.
Anna HARDY
Sally SINGLETON
Tuesday, 19th February 20196:30pm800m reps
Wycliffe Way, Hummersknott Avenue, Carroll Road, Holyrood Avenue and Edinburgh Drive

Session to commence with a Warm Up (run to the session), and the Main Session.

Main Session: 800m reps starting on the corner of Wycliffe Way and Edinburgh Drive, heading up Wycliffe Way onto Hummersknott Avenue, turning left into Carroll Road and then left into Holyrood Avenue following the road all the way to the corner with Edinburgh Drive. Turn left into Edinburgh Drive, and return to the corner with Wycliffe Way. The session can be used as a Speed Session or and Endurance Session, as follows:

A Session (Speed) – 8 reps – Recovery should be the equivalent time it takes to complete
the rep.
B Session (Speed) – 6 reps – Recovery should be the equivalent time it takes to complete
the rep.
A Session (Endurance) –10 reps – Recovery should be 50% of the time it takes for you to
complete the rep.
B Session (Endurance) – 6-8 reps – Recovery should be 50% of the time it takes for you to
complete the rep.

At the end of the session, Members are encouraged to undertake an appropriate cool down.
Tom CHAPMAN
Steve PADGETT
Thursday, 21st February 20196:30pm2000 metre reps - Edinburgh Drive to Tees Grange Avenue, and return Session to commence with a Warm Up (run to the session), and the Main Session.

Main Session: 2000m reps starting on the corner of Edinburgh Drive and Coniscliffe Road, heading up Edinburgh Drive, turning left into Tees Grange Avenue, running to the bottom of the street, and then returning. The A Session is 4 reps, with the B Session being 3 reps. Members will take a two minutes recovery between reps.

At the end of the session, Members are encouraged to undertake an appropriate cool down.
Rob DENT
Gary READ
(plus one Member Volunteer)
Tuesday, 26th February 20196:30pm‘BURY BLAST (600m REPS) – Carmel Road North, Thornbury Rise and Highbury Road Starting on the corner of Carmel Road North and Highbury Road, runners proceed down Carmel Road North,
turning right into Thornbury Rise, before turning right once again on Highbury Road, and stopping at the lamp-post just before the junction with Carmel Road North. That’s one rep.

Reps should be undertaken at 85%/90% effort (this is supposed to be a hard session), or 8.5 to 9 on our Rate of Perceived Effort chart (High-End Tempo). During each rep it should be difficult to hold a conversation,
and breathing should seem rapid.

The Sessions are as follows:

A Session – 10-12 Reps
B Session – 8-10 Reps
C Session – 6-8 Reps

2:00 rec. between reps.
Paul DALTON
Lee MORRIS
Thursday, 28th February 20196:30pm1800m Reps - Barnes Road, Fulthorpe Avenue and Lunedale
Road
Session to commence with a Warm Up (run to the session), and the Main Session.

Main Session: 1800m reps starting on the corner of Lunedale Road and Barnes Road, heading up Barnes Road, turning left into Fulthorpe Avenue, and then left into Lunedale Road. The A Session is 5 reps, with the B Session being 4 reps. Members will take a two minutes recovery between reps.

At the end of the session, Members are encouraged to undertake an appropriate cool down.
Anthony CORBETT
Wendy COLLING
Paul ROBERTS

When working out your effort level for each session, Members may wish to give some thought to the following Rates of Perceived Effort. Our Coaches are able to offer some guidance regarding the effort level required for each session, however obviously you may want to give consideration to your own training needs too (training for a 5K race will look very different to training for a marathon, for instance). If you have any questions, please do discuss with the Session Coach, or contact us at leadcoach@quakers.run

There are steady runs at a variety of paces every Tuesday and Thursday evening, alongside these main sessions. See the Steady Runs Training Schedule for more details.

Our club has a wide range of qualified coaches who have experience in many different distances and across many different terrains. Click here to view our Coaches page.

Coaching is organised by our Lead Coaches, Paul Dalton and David Ledgerwood. You can e-mail leadcoach@quakers.run for information about any of the sessions. New members are encouraged to come down and try our sessions or join a steady run group.


Notes about training

Harry Manuel: One of our most experienced coaches

Harry Manuel: One of our most experienced coaches

  • The advertised times are when we aim to set off. Runners typically arrive at the venue anything up to 15 minutes before this time, in order to socialise, find out more about the sessions which are taking place, listen to announcements, check the club noticeboard, and so on;
  • Members taking part in a training session prior to competing in a race (mid-week or weekend) should seek the advice of the coach conducting the session in order to identify the most appropriate training level;
  • Please appreciate our coaches – without them, we wouldn’t have any training sessions!
  • All training sessions start from the Abbey Road Sports Field, Abbey Road, Darlington.

Please be aware that your effort in each session depends on your current training aims, level of fitness and your need to taper/recover. The coaches will be able to advise you on how many reps you should be aiming to complete. We also would like to encourage runners of all levels to take part in the sessions, including new runners.

 


Non members trying out the club

If you are not a member and are coming to one of our training sessions, we ask that you fill in the following form so that we have a record of who is attending training. Paper copies of the form are available from the coach on duty on the night.

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