Daytime Training Opportunities

The majority of weekday club training sessions take place in the evenings but it is clear from Facebook posts and the popularity of the Thursday day time beginners’ sessions that there is scope to offer options for training at other times, during weekdays, particularly during school hours.

The following training options will be offered to club members for a trial period from January to March 2017.

Improvers Course Mondays at 10am
Have you completed the club beginners programme or otherwise able to run 5.5k?

Currently running at or willing to run at a pace of 8min/k (parkrun 5k in 40mins)?

Want to run faster and further?

Improvers is a 12 week course starting on Monday 9 January which will aim to progress Eagles from running 5.5k to running 10k and to provide an introduction to speed work. There is no requirement to attend all the sessions but you will make most progress if you do and you will also be expected to do “homework” outside the Monday sessions as part of a training plan for 10k. The length of the sessions will necessarily depend on the distance being run that day but you should allow from about an hour to 1 ½ hours. Most sessions will meet at Blondin Park with a bag drop at The Fields, 295 Northfield Ave and there will be occasional socials after some of the sessions.

More information will be provided in a Facebook post each week.

For those who would like a target race, there is a 10k race on Saturday 1 April in Richmond Park – entry fee £18.70 (inc admin fee). It is well-organised but unfortunately does not provide a discount for club affiliated members.

Daytime Osterley Track Fridays at 10am
“Track” may sound hardcore but it is one of the easiest sessions for people of different paces to join in together because everyone stays in the same place rather than being strung out in a continuous run.

Come along and do that intervals session in your training plan; try out track sessions suggested for Tuesday track; or simply come and find out what it’s all about and get some ideas for your own track sessions from one of the more experienced Eagles there.

Meeting time and place Fridays 10am at Osterley track, Osterley Sports & Athletics Centre, 120 Wood Lane, Isleworth, TW7 5FG. There is a Track fee (£2.80) payable at reception before coming on the Track. There are also lockers available for a refundable £1.

More information will be provided in a Facebook post each week.