10k - The Next Step After 5k

Have you completed the club beginners’ programme or are otherwise able to run 5.5k?

Want to run faster and further?

Come along to beginners’ graduation and find out more about increasing your distance, talk about training plans and discuss opportunities for training.

You will find us in the Rose & Crown on Wednesday 21 June from 7.30pm and in FarmW5 on Thursday 22 June from 11am.

In particular, with the current beginners’ programme finishing next week, another Improvers course will be starting. This time, there will be speedwork sessions at 10am on Mondays starting Monday 3 July and sessions to increase your distance / endurance at 10am on Thursdays starting Thursday 6 July. This course will aim to progress Eagles from running 5.5k to running a 10k race in the middle of August (Battersea Summer League) 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 sessions as part of a training plan for 10k. The length of the distance sessions will necessarily depend on the distance being run that day but you should allow from about an hour to 1 ½ hours.

The speedwork sessions will last no longer than an hour and, because we will stay in the same place for each session, will be suitable for all abilities.

For those beginner graduates not available during the day over the school holidays, there is likely to be an Improvers course in the autumn probably on Mondays at 10am starting in October and targeting the Osterley winter 10k in December.