Endurance Training

Tuesday Training – On the roads.

Road Running
6.45 pm – 8:00 pm

Leaders: Matt East, Barry Trowbridge and Steve Claxton
Location: Meet in the car park of Lockyers Middle School, Corfe Mullen
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 Lockyers Middle School car park.

As days are short, we’re currently then running to various locations around Corfe Mullen and Broadstone and, once suitably warmed up, we do a variety of session 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 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 Training – On the track.

Track Sessions
7:15pm – 8:30pm

Leaders: Matt East & Andy Howse
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.

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 a marathon.

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.