Eagles Midpack Group
Eagles Midpack is a new training group for the club, along the same lines as the Improvers group but with the goal to provide support for those runners in the club who are aiming to break or return to times of or around the following targets:
5k 25 minutes
10k 50 to 55 minutes
Half Marathon Around 2 hours
Marathon Around 4 hours
These times are not intended to be rigid; ie someone wanting to achieve a 4:15 marathon or a 1:55 - 2:05 half would also find the group useful, however they are offered as a guide to help club members decide whether this group would be appropriate or useful for them. It should also be understood that you do not need to be aiming for all of these targets to be part of the group (not everyone wants to run all of the distances!).The group will be led via a closed club Facebook group by Angela Duff, a recently qualified CiRF and active club member. The group aims to fill the gap between the beginners and improvers groups and the runners at the faster end of the club.
Effectively what we’re saying is we might not be quite fast enough to qualify for Welsh Castles but that doesn’t mean we don’t want to get faster!
The group page will supply shared plans for training for a 5k, 10k, half and full marathons. The training plans will be aimed at club champs races (ie Serpies 10k and Fleet Half) but will not be dated so members of the group can use them for any race. The first plan to be made available will be an 8 week 10k plan and will be issued ahead of 12th November, which is 8 weeks before the Serpies 10k. Other plans will follow, and tips regarding strength and flexibility work and nutrition will also be presented.
The group will act as a supportive forum for the runners working towards these targets and regular tips, articles, and encouragement will be posted to the Facebook group. Coached sessions will be delivered as part of the group (these will also be made accessible to all members of the club as usual) and we expect that members of the group will find it helpful in discovering new running buddies at their pace.
We’re really excited about this new group and hope it will be helpful to plenty of Eagles.
Look out for the Facebook group launching during the week of 5th November - you’ll be asked a few simple questions before access is granted to make sure you’re in the right place for us to help you get the most out of your running!