Seniors Endurance Training

Tuesday Training – On the roads.

Road Running
6.45 pm – 8:00 pm

Leaders: Barry Trowbridge and Steve Claxton
Location: Meet in the car park of Corfe Mullen Recreational ground.
Suitable for: Juniors 15+, Adults of all running abilities.

(Juniors below the age of 15 will need to be recommended by track coaches and supported by their parents/guardians).

Training sessions take place on a Tuesday night, meeting throughout the year at Corfe Mullen Recreational Ground, meeting at 6:45pm in the carpark.

We meet near the entrance to the car park during winter months and nearer the skate park when it’s lighter, check session announcements for details.

Once there, the coaches will confirm where the session is being held (always in the locality of Corfe Mullen and Broadstone) and we jog their en-masse as part of the warm up.

We do a variety of session types on flat and hilly routes. These vary from about 0.5 to 1.5 kilometres on roads. In the lighter months we run similar distances and intensities 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, race goals and level of fitness. The coaching staff will take these 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, be sure to introduce yourself to Steve or Barry, or any other coaches so they can help you get the most out of the session.

Thursday Training – On the track.

Track Sessions
7:15pm – 8:30pm

Leaders: Matt East & Ruper Pepper
Location: Ashdown Sports Centre Track
Suitable: Juniors 11+, Adults of all running abilities.

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.

Track fees

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.