Training Schedule

Tuesday Speed Work

Speed Work
6.45 pm – 8:00 pm

Leaders: Matt East, Barry Trowbridge, Grant Phillips and Steve Claxton
Location: Meet on the Corfe Mullen Rec fields, opposite the skate park.
Suitable for: Juniors 15+, Seniors All Levels

Speed or interval sessions take place on a Tuesday night, meeting every Tuesday throughout the year, usually at Lockyer’s School but during ‘Covid’, we meet on Corfe Mullen Rec itself (far side, opposite the skate park). During the winter months we run to various locations around Corfe Mullen and Broadstone; once there we do a variety of session on flat and hilly routes that are anything from about 0.5 to 1.5 kilometres on roads. In the summer we run similar distances off-road at Corfe Mullen Recreation Ground.

Different abilities attend the sessions and the distances you will be required to run will vary, depending on your age, experience, pace and level of fitness. The coaching staff will take these factors into account in determining the content of the session. There is no pressure to run at a pace faster than you can manage, or to run further than you are comfortable with.

If you attend for the first time, make sure you introduce yourself to Matt or the other coaches so they can help you get the most out of the session.

Thursday Track Session

Track Session – Speed & Stamina
7:15pm – 8:30pm

Leaders: Matt East & Andy Howse
Location: Ashdown Sports Centre Track
Suitable: Juniors 11+, Seniors All Levels

Middle and Long Distance Track Training

Speed or interval sessions take place on a Thursday night at Ashdown Track, catering for all abilities, from developing runners who’d never considered going to a track, to experienced middle and long distance runners looking to focus their work in a controlled environment. We make the training work for you, whatever your goals. The track belongs to everyone regardless of ability.

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 runner progression.

Track fees apply (£2 per session for most club members). Feel free to turn up and try a few sessions before you commit and have a chat with club members and coaches who will help answer any questions.

Most sessions are previewed on the Facebook members page but we’ll soon be populating the club diary with an overview. Regardless of the session, letting the coaches know of your goals will help us to shape the sessions to fit your needs.