Thursday Night Track Training

When: 18:00-19:30.
Venue: SHU Athletics Stadium, Woodbourn Road, Sheffield, S9 3LQ
Main Contact: Peter Brown (via the contact form)

If you want to race fast, then you have to train fast. Focussing on those competing mainly at 5km and 10km, 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 reception or if a regular, join SIV or Hallam Active.

Due to refurbishment work there are currently no showers or changing facilities. Please don’t wear spikes indoors as this damages the floor.

For those new to track or want to know more, please read the Track Introduction Running Guide. Contact Peter through the Contact Form if you’re thinking of coming down or have any questions.

If the track is closed, e.g. due to a schools match or weather conditions, we usually meet at the Canon Medical Arena on Worksop Road at 18:10. Separate arrangements at Christmas.