Thursday Night Track Training

When: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Where: Woodbourn Rd Athletics Stadium

TRACK SESSIONS RE-COMMENCE ON THURSDAY 1st APRIL 2021. SPACES ARE LIMITED THEREFORE YOU MUST CONTACT PETER BROWN BEFOREHAND USING THE CONTACT FORM OR VIA FACEBOOK. DO NOT SIMPLY TURN UP EXPECTING TO BE ABLE TO JOIN THE SESSION AS YOU MAY BE TURNED AWAY.

THIS IS COVID SECURE ENVIRONMENT. PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU READ THE SHUCAS GUIDELINES

THE TRACK IS AVAILABLE TO OUR GROUP FROM 18:15 TO 19:30. ENTRY IS FROM THE BOTTOM SHELBOURNE STREET GATE AND WE ARE ASKED NOT TO ENTER THE SITE AND TO KEEP AWAY UNTIL THIS TIME. WE SHALL THEREFORE CONGREGATE AT THE (CLOSED) TOP ENTRANCE ON STADIUM WAY FOR WARM UP AT 18:00, READY FOR DRILLS AND THE SESSION AT 18:15. USE HAND SANITIZER (PREFERABLY YOUR OWN), REPORT DIRECTLY TO THE HUT AND SCAN IN. PAYMENT IS BY CARD ONLY, PLEASE HAVE THIS READY TO PREVENT DELAYS. TOILETS ARE AVAILABLE ON THE TOP FLOOR OF THE STAND, YOU MUST WEAR A MASK IF USING THESE. THERE ARE NO CHANGING FACILITIES OR SHOWERS. PLEASE REFRAIN FROM SOCIALISING BEFORE AND AFTER THE SESSION.

Focussing on those competing mainly at 10k, the Thursday evening speed sessions will improve pace judgement, speed and stamina together with mental resilience. They are for those who are prepared to work hard and want to improve. PB’s are not quite guaranteed but if you’ve never done this sort of work before and continue the sessions alongside your other training then you may be surprised with the results.

Abilities range from 16m – 21m for 5k and 33m – 43m for 10k. These are not fixed parameters for joining the group but give an idea so that any newcomer would be able to cope with the sessions.

Please see the Thursday Evening Track Schedule for details of the sort of work that we do. Note: Sessions are subject to change at short notice.

Sessions are taken by coaches Mike Theobald (Level 3) and Peter Brown (Level 2). These sessions have always been open to athletes regardless of which club that they compete for. With prior agreement from the coach, some athletes do extended sessions as part of their marathon training. Whilst the coaching is free, the track sadly is not with a £5.00 fee payable to Sheffield Hallam University. Pay at the hut or if a regular, join SIV or Hallam Active.

Contact Peter through the CONTACT FORM if you’re thinking of coming down or have any questions as he won’t always pick up messages on Facebook.

For those new to track running or want to know more, please read the Track Introduction Running Guide.