Winter training

Sep/Oct to end Mar

[Check at Club for exact dates]


Tuesday training

All Groups
Meet at 6:45pm at Victoria Park Track (for the whole of Sep & Oct).


Thursday training
Meet at 6:45pm at Birchwood Community High School.

Muster run along pavements
   on local roads with street
   lighting (6-7 miles).
• Shorter runs for beginners.


Saturday training
Cross Country sessions

• At Birchwood Forest
   Park, meet at the Ranger
   Centre at 9:15am.
• Sessions are agreed on the
   day and without formal
   coaching supervision
• Sessions are varied to suit all
   club members who turn up.
• Sessions last about 1 hour
   including warm up
   & cool down.


Sunday training
Please check at the club on Thursdays to confirm times / details.

• Long run (10-15 miles) for
   medium paced runners: 9am
   from Grappenhall. Sometimes
   longer for marathon training.
• Fast paced run (5-15 miles):
   usually 8am from Padgate.

Training schedules

There are currently three training groups for Tuesday training, as detailed on our "Training with us" page (see the menu at the top of the page, under "About us").  We are looking at keeping training schedules on-line for each group.  Click on the relevant group name in the menu for details of coaches and training sessions for each group.

Steve Pickford has made his training & racing log Excel spreadsheet available for anyone who is interested.  You can see the way Steve used it to set goals and target certain races.  Click here to download it.  If you have any questions, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Summer training

1-Apr to Sep/Oct

[Check at Club for exact dates]


Tuesday training

All Groups

Meet at 6:45pm at Victoria Park track
(for whole of Sep & Oct)


Thursday training
Meet at 6:45pm at Birchwood Community High School

Muster run along traffic-free
   paths in Birchwood Forest
   Park and Pestfurlong Hill
   (7 miles).
• Shorter runs for beginners


Saturday training
Track sessions at Victoria Park, usually 9:30am, occasionally 4pm (check at the club on Thursdays to confirm times / details).

• Sessions are agreed on the
  day and without formal
  coaching supervision.
• Popular with the fastest and
   slowest groups, but sessions
   can be varied to suit all club
   members who turn up.


Sunday training
Please check at the club on Thursdays to confirm times / details.

• Long run (10-15 miles) for
   medium paced runners: 9am
   from Grappenhall. Sometimes
   longer for marathon training.
• Fast paced run (5-15 miles):
   usually 8am from Padgate.

Track etiquette

Remember the following rules.  Avoid collisions and stay safe:

Lane discipline
Several groups share the track.  Stay in your lane and do not wander across lanes.

Track awareness
Be aware of other runners.  Do not stop suddenly or stand chatting on the track while others are running.

Use your ears!
If you hear someone shout "track" or "clear" then you are probably in the way and need to move.

Remember: it's just good manners!