Track Running

Our running club holds track work sessions during the summer months, using the grass track at King Alfred School. Track training sessions are designed to improve speed and are led by the club’s qualified coach and leaders in running fitness.

These sessions are designed to accommodate Athletes of all abilities, from outright beginners to elite. It is a common perception that “track work”, is only for top athletes, this is far from true. Similarly, many  see this type of training as “to hard, I cannot cope with pushing myself, I end up with injuries”.

With careful appreciation of fitness levels, the session may be designed to enhance the overall preparation of all athletes. Speed training must be approached with care and should compliment the base training currently in place, particularly with beginners.

Track work has many variables, the following are a few examples: –

Sprints

Repetitions

Intervals

Pyramids / Ladders

Fast Reps

Simulation Session

Structured fartlek

Up the Clock

3-2-1

A Session would include a warm up, followed by the main element followed by a warm down, lasting approximately one hour.

Other track training sessions are available and can easily be arranged on a Tuesday or Thursday club evening. Just ask Sue (Tuesday evening sessions) or Reg (Thursday evening).

Become a Member

If you have doubts about joining the club, why not come along to our club evening. Our club run is on Tuesday evening. In line with Covid-19 Government Guidance and UK athletics guidance the club organises a series of socially distant runs in small groups. Each group runs at a different pace, accommodating runners of all abilities. We meet at the Bay Centre from 6pm, with each group setting off at different times. Please keep an eye on our Harriers Facebook page as club runs are published weekly and some groups set off from alternative locations to minimise social gatherings at the Bay Centre. Our Thursday evening Fitness class, normally held at Highbridge Community Hall is postponed until its Covid safe to do so. Upon the resumption of our fitness class, you will be most welcome to join as the sessions are designed for members at all levels of fitness.