Running, Middle distance & Endurance
We have a number of training groups for all age groups and abilities across the club, supported by 10 coaches. We have the group for you! Each group has a slightly different emphasis and we will try and make sure all athletes are in a group that matches their wishes and needs, though ultimately this is an athlete/coach decision as to which group is best.
You can contact any of these coaching groups though our site contact form here.
We would recommend that anyone starting athletics at a young age joins our fundamentals group however we do know that some people just want to run! We have a junior running group who train at the track on a Monday and a Wednesday. Lead coaches - Madeleine Lomas, Sarah Gostelow
11 - 15
With a focus on developing an efficient running style, aerobic and anaerobic endurance, and building an understanding of racing on the track and cross-country, this group has a long history of developing runners and success at local, county and regional levels. Athletes in this group typically run 800m / 1500m / 3000m on the track and compete in longer distance (3k+) cross country races. Training on a Monday and Wednesday at the track, and off road on a Sunday. Lead coach Derrick Green
Focused on 400 / 800 / 1500 / 3000m (along with hurdles/steeplechase variants) this group trains on a Monday, Wednesday and Saturday both and off the track depending on session and stage of the season. Incorporates strength & conditioning work, tempo runs, intervals, hills and longer runs; this group are typically running faster times at this stage of their development. Lead coach Alison Wyeth
Covering distances from 400m to marathons and beyond, including long hurdles and steeplechase. This group trains on a Monday, Wednesday and Saturday both and off the track and some athletes often meets up on a Sunday for a longer easy run. Lead coach Roger Francks
Seniors and Masters
Group caters for Track and Road through to Ultra Endurance training for a diverse mixed ability group. Training is on a Monday (main night) and Wednesday, and the group often meets up off track for other training and running sessions. Lead coach Martin Lewis