Thursday Night Hillsborough Strength and Speed Training
Time: 7:20pm meet for a 7:30pm start before heading into the park tennis courts for a warm up
Venue: Hillsborough Leisure Centre. Please meet OUTSIDE reception, not inside.
Facilities: Street parking ONLY. Please do NOT use the leisure centre car park, see car parking warning from SIV / Hillsborough Leisure Centre.
Distance: 4 to 6 Miles
Main Contact: Mick Wall (via contact form)
Run Leader: Mick Wall
We have created a Frequently Asked Questions page that may already provide answers to your queries.
Note: as the majority of our training runs are in the evening or after dark, for your own safety please wear high visibility clothing otherwise you won’t be able to run with us. This, and other advice can be found on our Guidelines for Running Groups page.
Thursday night Strength and Speed sessions are designed to get you stronger and encourage good running form. The sessions are open to any level of runner and are ideal for those who are new to strength and speed work.
The session is run within the park and on the surrounding roads. In the summer there may be sessions further afield and off-road.
As with all Striders training runs, they are completely free and newcomers are more than welcome to attend to try us out under no obligation. Please, do come along and give us a try.
The usual format of the session is as follows
- Drills / Skills / Technique and Strength
- Main Running Set
- Cool down and stretch
The evening will begin with a set of dynamic warm ups and plyometrics that will encourage good form and technique. We will then take that good technique into the main session and hopefully into your every day running. The session will not be about smashing reps out and getting to the top of the hill the fastest, but doing it in style and promoting/encouraging good running habits.
The main-set sessions differ each week and include short and long interval repetitions and hill work. See the current Thursday Strength training session schedule for full details.
One final quote from the great Alberto Salazar
Strength training can get you faster in a shorter timeframe than months of speedwork
For more information or any questions about the Thursday Evening Hillsborough Group, please contact Mick Wall via our Contact Form