Training

The main weekly session is on Tuesday evenings from 6.30 to 7.30.

In the summer months we train on the playing fields at Castle Manor Academy (Eastern Ave, Haverhill CB9 9JE). Over the winter months we meet at Haverhill Leisure Centre (Ehringshausen Way, Haverhill CB9 0ER) or at the Samuel Ward Academy (Chalkstone Way, Haverhill CB9 0LD), where we start earlier at 6.15.

Runners with coach
Sil with juniors at Castle Manor playing fields

The training schedule, giving the type of session and location, is prepared in advance and is shown below for January to June 2019.

Every fourth week we focus on agility and strength and conditioning. The other weeks of each month include speed work (100/200m or 400m reps), hill reps and 1k reps. Each term we also do some relay training.

The team monitors improvement, offers advice according to needs and preferences and is always ready to discuss any issues with members of the group or parents. We aim to be discreet and only publish race results on this website. Our aim is to be inclusive and celebrate everyone’s progress and achievements.

Racing

Every Saturday morning the group has the opportunity to race.

Three people in running race
Sorren at Haverhill Parkrun

For three Saturdays a month we run our own 3k race at Motts Field (CB9 0LP) starting at 9am. Every fourth Saturday the group can take part in the 5k Haverhill Parkrun at Puddle Brook Playing Fields (Greenfields Way, CB9 8NJ) at 9am. Note that the 5k distance requires parental permission.

Training schedule

Here is the Tuesday evening training schedule for January to June 2019.

DateSessionLocation
8 Jan100 + 200 RepsAstro Turf
15 JanConditioning Agility + StrengtheningSamuel Ward (6.15–7.15)
22 JanPaired EffortOpp T Court
29 Jan600 RepsOpp T Court Loop
5 FebHillsFalconer
12 FebConditioning Agility + StrengtheningSamuel Ward (6.15–7.15)
19 Feb100 + 200 RepsAstro Turf
26 Feb4K Group run – FartlekMeet at Leisure Centre
5 March400 RepsOpp T Court
12 MarchConditioning Agility + StrengtheningSamuel Ward (6.15–7.15)
19 MarchHillsFalconer
26 March1k RepsLoop Leisure Centre
2 April100 + 200 RepsAstro Turf
9 April600 RepsCastle Manor
16 April4K Group run – FartlekCastle Manor
23 AprilConditioning Agility + StrengtheningCastle Manor
30 AprilHillsCastle Manor
7 May1k RepsCastle Manor
14 May400 RepsCastle Manor Track
21 MayBingoCastle Manor
28 May3k TTCastle Manor
4 June800 RepsCastle Manor Track
11 JuneHillsCastle Manor
18 JunePyramid RepsCastle Manor Track
25June3k TTCastle Manor