When do we train



All Monday to Thursday training sessions start at Ashfields Track. The sessions are open to runners of all abilities whether you’re just starting out running or have been running for years. We’ll find the right group for you to run with.


Senior (16 plus) runners group runs: 6:30pm till 8:00pm

Junior runners Coached session (only by prior arrangement with Coach)


Senior runners coached track session: 5:30pm till 6:30pm

Junior athletes coached training sessions: 6:30pm till 7:45pm

Senior runners coached training session: 6:30pm till 8.00pm


Senior runners group runs: 6:30pm till 8:00pm

Senior runners coached training session: 6:30pm till 8.00pm


Junior athletes coached training sessions: 6:30pm till 7:45pm

Senior runners coached training session: 6:30pm till 8.00pm


Various parkruns 9:00am


Long run (Various Groups)

Monday and Wednesday nights we have different paced groups leaving the club for approximately an hour’s worth of running.  The clubs senior runners lead two main paced groups, one group running between 6-7 miles at 8-9 minute mile pace and the other running 5-6 miles at 9-11 minute mile pace.  If you feel you’re between two different paced groups, we will always encourage you to run with the quicker group as it will help your involvement as a runner.  The groups always run together and no one is left running alone at the back.  All our running routes contain smaller and larger loops should runners wish to do a few miles more or a few miles less.

On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights we have coached sessions for senior runners.  Tuesday at 5:30pm there is a track session coached by Michelle Buckle for senior runners.  Tuesday and Thursday nights at 6:30pm are coached by Martin Bailey which are a mix of hills, speed and endurance sessions.  Under 15 and under 17 juniors are also coached in this group by invitation.

On Wednesday nights start at 6:30pm with coached sessions led by Gareth Copley-Jones.  The Wednesday night sessions are all about improving your technique as well as improving fitness and speed. Suitable for all runners, whatever your ability.  Also we run Couch to 5k sessions throughout the year.

Junior training takes place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, commencing at 6:30pm. The Junior Coaching team consists of Julia Bailey, Wendy Fradley, Vic Bevington, Martin Bailey, Jon Kemp, Kerry Taylor and Malcolm Hackney (who is also the Coaching Coordinator). Juniors are coached in throws, jumps and running disciplines, with the latter including sprint and endurance running. During January, juniors have the opportunity to compete in the Endurance Awards scheme and during July and August juniors take part in Athletics Skills Awards scheme.

On Sunday morning Coaches and members often organise their own long runs across Newcastle.  Speak to one of the coaches or runners and we can point towards a few groups