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Our main training sessions are held at 7pm on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, meeting at Marriotts Sports College in Stevenage. On a Tuesday we train in 5 different ability groups which cover distances of between 5 and 8 miles and the session usually consists of interval training, where everybody re-groups to the back runners each time, ensuring nobody is left behind. Runners can determine which group to join based on their indicative 10K times and the level of fitness/training. The following tables can be used to help you select the most appropriate training group for our Tuesday sessions.
On a Thursday evening there is a choice of a continuous 5-6 mile run or a session with either a shorter speed based component or hills based training. The latter is ideal for those runners who have been training regularly for at least 12 weeks and are seeking to improve their running pace and developing their overall running technique.
On a Saturday we hold a track session for all abilities at Ridlins Athletics track. We meet at 09:15am for a 09:30am start. Alternatively, there is a social, off-road run starting in Hitchin at 09.30am usually covering 6 to 7 miles (also available on Thursday mornings, starting 09.30am).
Our Starter Group meet on a Monday at 7.30pm and a Thursday at 7pm, at Marriotts. See our “New to Running” section for further details.
On a Sunday there is usually a long run available covering distances of between 6 and 12 miles. These usually start at 9.00am. Everyone is looked after, no matter what their pace is. These are varied on a regular basis with different starting points to take in different routes around the local area. It is also a great way to see the surrounding countryside!
During key times of the running year the club will introduce additional training elements to support their runners. For example, the club has a detailed training programme that supports runners during December to May whilst they are training for marathons such as those at London, Paris and Edinburgh.