Our main track training session takes place on a Thursday night at Ashdown Leisure Centre track.
Runners can begin warming up on the track from 7:15pm, with the sessions starting at 7:30pm
To us, the track is just a controlled environment to train in, helping to keep focus and effort consistent throughout the session. Runners don’t need to be any standard of fitness to attend these sessions, the track belongs to everyone, from speedsters to developing runners just dipping their toes in the water.
The coaches will work with you to identify your goals and ways to achieve them, whether they’re a faster parkrun, running easier with friends or building up to marathons and longer.
Sessions vary throughout training cycles, trending from shorter-sharper work to build speed to sessions that develop that speed over longer distances. There are also occasional fitness tests to help benchmark your progression.
While we’ll always advertise the ‘full’ session, there are multiple levels of ability or training focus that are catered for and you’re free to move between them. The coaches will help you judge how to approach each session, have a chat with club members and coaches who will help answer any questions. Regardless of the session, letting the coaches know of your goals will help us to shape the sessions to fit your needs.
These apply at £2 per session for most club members, paid for in advance where possible, or by contactless card payment. New members are free to turn up and try a few sessions before committing. Speak to coaches and the volunteer coordinators if you have any questions.