Thursday Night Track Training

When: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Where: Woodbourn Rd Athletics Stadium

With the advent of Stage 4 on 19 July 2021 there are now no formal limits under England Athletics guidance on group size for formally coached sessions and we are therefore able to open up these sessions to a wider audience. Previous recommendations were a 1:12 coach to athlete ratio. There are some changes however, for example no changing or showers at the moment, please read SHUCAS Information July 2021. We have a booking for use of the track from 18:15 to 19:30 but will still meet at 18:00 for warm up. If you haven’t been to these sessions before or are returning after a long absence please contact Peter Brown to discuss current arrangements.

Focussing on those competing mainly at 10k, the Thursday evening speed sessions will improve speed and stamina together with pace judgement. 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 that sessions are subject to change at short notice.

Sessions are taken by coaches Mike Theobald  (Level 3, Hallamshire Harriers) 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 contactless 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.