When do we train

WHEN 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.

MONDAY

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

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

TUESDAY

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

WEDNESDAY

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

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

THURSDAY

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

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

SATURDAY

Various parkruns 9:00am

SUNDAY

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 various groups. Groups will be running between 6 minute miles and 13 minute mile pace.  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. Wednesday at 7:00pm is the Improvers session – aimed specifically for those who have completed one of our Couch to 5k courses, its a great way to continue your journey as a runner.

Junior training takes place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, also 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. Martin Bailey also coaches juniors (by invitation only) on a Monday evening at 6:30pm.

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 that will suit you.