Training Sessions

Day Age Training Time
Tuesday / Thursday Children: Age 8 and school Years 5 & 6 Track and Field 18.00-18:50
Tuesday / Thursday Year 7 and above Track and Field 19.00-20:15
Tuesdays in Winter Year 7 and above and Seniors Road Circuits - these are hard so a good level of fitness is required 19:00-20:15
Tuesdays up to Christmas Seniors - Couch to 5k continuation group Road - Couch to 5k continuation 18:15-18:45
Tuesday / Thursday Seniors Track and Field 19.00-20:15
Tuesday / Thursday Seniors Road and Trail 18.45-20:15
Wednesday 13 years and older Circuit Training - Juniors £2, 18 and over £3 18:30-20:00
Thursday Seniors: Group 5 Road and Trail 18.00-19:30

Road Running Training Groups

Beginners Group

Leaders: David W and Keith
This group is cancelled at the moment and will be replaced by a Couch to 5k course in September 2021

Couch to 5k Continuation Group

Leaders: Jude and Jenny
This group is for runners that recently completed the Couch to 5k course. These training sessions will take place up to Christmas for those that wish to continue with their running to build up their stamina and confidence.

Group 1

Leaders: Audra
This group is CANCELLD until further notice (28/06/21) If you are confident in running 4 miles or more you are welcome to come down on any training night. Training runs are approximately 3 to 5 miles to suit the group, with an average pace of 12 minutes/mile. Suitable for anyone running a 10k in 63 minutes plus, or a 5k in 30 minutes plus.

Group 2

Leaders: Group 2 Co-ordinator Debbie. Other Group 2 leaders are David P, Chris, Jude, Michelle, and Wayne
Runs are at a steady pace for the runner who would like to build stamina, speed and confidence. Training runs are approximately 5.5 to 6.5 miles with short stops throughout the run to re-group as required, with an average pace of 10 minutes/mile. Suitable for anyone running a 10km in 56 to 62 minutes.

November training runs December Training runs

Group 3

Leaders: Group 3 Co-ordinator Jonny. Other Group 3 leaders are Sarah S, Margaret, Wayne, Raymond and Paul.
Runs are at a faster pace for the runner who are regularly entering races and are looking to improve their speed and endurance. Training runs are approximately 6.5 to 7.5 miles with stops to re-group as required, with an average pace of 9 minutes/mile. Suitable for anyone running a sub 56 minute 10k.

Group 3 November training runs

Group 4

Leaders: Ryan, Rachael and Tim
This group is for intermediate level runners.Training will be aimed at improving 10k and half marathon times. Runs are approximately 7.5 to 9 miles with stops to re-group as required. The average pace will be 8 minutes/mile Tuesday is track based training at Spring Hall in the summer and with the option of road circuits in the winter. Suitable for anyone running a 10k in 46 mins or faster.

November training plan

Group 5

Leaders: Sarah C, Ryan, Steve
7:00pm on Tuesdays for track work/road circuits and 6:00pm Thursdays is out on the road or trails at a steady / fast pace for the competitive runner. (Suitable for all distances from 10k to marathons). Thursday runs are about 9 miles with stops to re-group as required at an average pace of 7 to 7:30 minutes/mile. Suitable for anyone running a 10k in 45 minutes or faster.


Road Circuits and 5K and 2.5K Time Trials

During the winter months there is the option of road circuits for juniors aged 11 and over and seniors, subject to the availability of coaches and volunteers. These take place on Tuesdays at 7pm, meeting at the track. These sessions are hard and a good level of fitness is required. The Harriers 5k (and 2.5k junior) time trials takes place on the second Tuesday of every month at 7:00pm during the winter months from December. Results are posted on the website and we maintain a ladder for Senior Men, Senior Women and Juniors so participants can asses their progress.

The course is a 2 lap route which starts with a fast down hill section on Kensington Road, turning left into Birdcage Lane and then left up the path adjacent to Skircoat Moor Road.

Another left turn along Rocks Road, and then right up Kensington Road continuing round onto Skircoat Moor Road again, and then following the road down Albert Promenade.

The route turns left again into Rocks Road, then right down Kensington Road, turning right onto Birgcage Lane for the final push up Albert Promenade, turning right again into Rocks Road and back to the start. That's one lap! This route is repeated to complete the 5k time trial.

Track Mile Time Trials Junior Time Trial Rankings up to December 2019 Senior Time Trial Rankings up to December 2019
map showing five k time trial route