Wakefield Harriers

Wakefield Harriers Senior Distance Runners
Group Training Sessions

This page last updated - 25th June 2018


For the senior distance runners not receiving individual coaching, the following group training sessions are organised for runners of all abilities. This table will be updated monthly, so please check regularly, as the venue of the weekend sessions will change from month to month. A brief description of each session type is given at the bottom of the page. Please note that there will be no formal weekend training sessions when there are important team races or Distance League events.

Week
Commencing
Tuesday        
Club Night, 7pm 
Thursday       
Club Night, 7pm 
Club Event or
Sunday Run at 9am
Mon 18th Jun 6 4 2 mins
Pugneys
Summer Run 1
Thornes Park
Bradford Millennium
Way Relay
Mon 25th Jun 10 x 2 mins
Green Ln, Horbury
Summer Run 2
Thornes Park
Long Easy Run
Walton
Mon 2nd Jul 4 x 5 mins
Pugneys
Summer Run 3
Thornes Park
Long Easy Run
Walton
Mon 9th Jul Arena Reps
Thornes Park
Summer Run 4
Thornes Park
Long Easy Run
Walton
Mon 16th Jul Hill Session
Thornes Park
Summer Run 5
Thornes Park
Long Easy Run
Walton
Mon 23rd Jul 3 2 1 mins
Peel Ave
Summer Run 6
Thornes Park
Long Easy Run
Walton
Mon 30th Jul Mile Reps
Thornes Park
Summer Run 1
Thornes Park
Long Easy Run
Walton
Mon 6th Aug Hilly Fartlek
Thornes Park
Summer Run 2
Thornes Park
Long Easy Run
Walton
Mon 13th Aug 6 4 2 mins
Pugneys
Summer Run 3
Thornes Park
Long Easy Run
Walton
Mon 20th Aug 10 x 2 mins
Green Ln, Horbury
Summer Run 4
Thornes Park
Long Easy Run
Walton
Mon 27th Aug 4 x 5 mins
Pugneys
Summer Run 5
Thornes Park
Leeds Country
Way Relay
Mon 3rd Sep Hill Session
Thornes Park
Summer Run 6
Thornes Park
Long Easy Run
Walton
Mon 10th Sep Arena Reps
Thornes Park
Summer Run 1
Thornes Park
Long Easy Run
Walton
Mon 17th Sep 3 2 1 mins
Peel Ave
Winter Run 1
Thornes Park
Long Easy Run
Walton
Mon 24th Sep Mile Reps
Thornes Park
Winter Run 2
Thornes Park
Long Easy Run
Walton

The Tuesday night sessions at the club are usually Road Intervals around or near the stadium in winter, and are suitable for all abilities, splitting up into separate groups for some of the sessions. In summer there will be regular Hill Sessions in the park, and other Interval Sessions. Each of the sessions will usually involve 20 - 25 minutes of fast running in total, during the efforts, with a short warm up and warm down run before and after the efforts. Leave 7 pm prompt from Thornes Park Stadium.

The Thursday night session at the club is a Steady Run of around 60 minutes, starting and finishing at the stadium. Group leaders will try and ensure there is a group running at a pace to suit all abilities. Start 7 pm prompt from Thornes Park Stadium.

We've agreed on 8 regular road runs for the winter months that we'll do in rotation, as follows :-
Winter Run 1 - Horbury Rd, Storrs Hill, Ossett, Manor Rd, Queens Dv, Dewsbury Rd
Winter Run 2 - Bradford Rd, Potovens Rd, Canal Ln, Baker Ln, Stanley, Aberford Rd
Winter Run 3 - Denby Dale Rd, Crigglestone, Hall Green, Newmillerdam, Barnsley Rd
Winter Run 4 - Dewsbury Rd, Kingsway, Ossett, Horbury, Horbury Rd
Winter Run 5 - Doncaster Rd, New Relief Rd, Ferry Lane, Stanley, Aberford Rd
Winter Run 6 - Horbury Rd, Navigation, Blacker Ln, Crigglestone, Standbridge Ln, Asdale
Winter Run 7 - Bradford Rd, Brandy Carr Rd, Kirkhamgate, Batley Rd, Alverthorpe Rd
Winter Run 8 - Chantry Bridge, Barnsley Rd, Chevet Ln, Woodthorpe Ln, Pledwick, Asdale

Once British Summer Time starts then we'll do the following mainly off-road runs in rotation :-
Summer Run 1 - Chantry Bridge, Riverbank, Blue Bridge, Stanley Ferry, Golf Course, Redhall Lane & Wrenthorpe Park.
Summer Run 2 - Denby Dale Rd, River & Canal to Navigation, up to Blacker Lane, down Balk Lane, back along other side of River.
Summer Run 3 - Sandal Castle, Sandal & Agbrigg Station, Walton Colliery, back via Canal, Belle Vue & Doncaster Rd.
Summer Run 4 - Chantry Bridge, Riverbank, Heath Common, Kirkthorpe Village, back along Riverbank.
Summer Run 5 - Flanshaw, Low Laithes, Tufty Farm, Lindale Lane & Wrenthorpe Park.
Summer Run 6 - Sandal Castle, Chevet Lane, Golf Course, Newmillerdam, Asda, Pugneys.

The Sunday morning session is a Long Easy Run off-road for about 80 - 90 minutes. The venue of this run will vary from month to month to give variety, and starts at 9 am. It is suggested that those who wish to go further do extra miles before or after the group run.
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