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.


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.

Three people in running race
 
Sorren at Haverhill Parkrun
 
Tuesday 18 June, Manor School training
 
16 juniors did a 2k handicap race round the 400m grass track. No PBs, not very likely on such a slopey track, but some excellent times all the same. Times for the two Charlies to be added…
 
Ben 6:49
Benji 7:14
Tobin 7.20
Harry 7:40
Peter 7:53
Jed 8:10
George 8:30
Sorren 8:39
Juliette 9:14
Sophie 9:24
Adam 10:15
Emily 10:16
Charlotte 10:37
Nicole 10:43
 
Tuesday 14 May, Manor School training
 
6 x 400m reps average times
 
Benji 1:10 (5 sets, nausea)
Sorren 1:17
Ben 1:18
George 1:23 (5 sets, back pain)
Jed 1:25
Josh 1:25 (3 reps, heel pain)
Juliette 1:34
Sophie 1:41
Adam 1:42
Leoni 1:43
Nicole 1:43 (5 reps, shin splints)
Tristan 2:23 (3 reps, first speedwork session)

Training schedule

Here is the Tuesday evening training schedule for May to September 2019.

Date

Session

Location

14 May

400 reps

Castle Manor track

21 May

Bingo

Castle Manor

28 May

3k TT

Castle Manor

4 June

800 reps

Castle Manor track

11 June

Hills

Castle Manor

18 June

Pyramid reps

Castle Manor track

25 June

3k TT

Castle Manor

2 July

Conditioning, agility and strengthening

Castle Manor

9 July

4k group run, Fartlek

Castle Manor

16 July

100m/200m relays

Castle Manor track

23 July

Hills

Castle Manor

30 July

3k TT and team-building games

Castle Manor

6 August

400m intervals

Castle Manor track

13 August

Conditioning, agility and strengthening

Castle Manor

20 August

Pyramid reps

Castle Manor track

27 August

4k group run, Fartlek

Castle Manor

3 September

Hills, long continuous

Falconer Road

10 September

200m paired efforts

Leisure centre

17 September

Conditioning, agility and strengthening

Leisure centre

24 September

Bleep test and team-building games

Samuel Ward