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 any of the evening sessions  (Tuesday  6pm or 7pm, meet at Bay Centre) or at the Thursday evening Running Fitness class  (18:30 meet at  Highbridge Community Hall). You will be most welcome and it provides an opportunity to dispel any concerns about levels of fitness, fitting in.