Sessions_

Junior sessions

5.30pm
GREEN BIBS     (Year 5)  9-10 year-olds  

A starter group who will have the opportunity to try different activities and gain an introduction to athletics in a fun way. Athletes will progress from this group into BLUE/ORANGE.

BLUE BIBS     (Year 6) 10-11 year-olds    
Continuing general athletic development in preparation for Sports Hall/Track and XC

ORANGE BIBS     (Year 6) 10-11 year-olds 
Continuing general athletic development in preparation for Sports Hall/Track and XC

GROUP A - SPRINT    (7,8 and 9) 11-14 year-olds    
This group will be doing more specific sprint work aimed at developing young athletes in sprint technique.

GROUP B - Distance running     (Year 6) 11-12 year-olds    
This group will be doing more specific middle distance training for the track in the summer and XC in winter. Some athletes with maybe invited by the coaches to other training sessions during the week.

RUNNING FITNESS GROUP     (Year 7, 8 and 9) 11-16 year-olds    
For various reasons some young athletes don’t want to or can’t compete, so this group will be structured to suit their needs while maintaining the opportunity to train with others of a similar ability. This will allow them to continue to enjoy running without the pressure of competition.

6.30pm
GROUP C - Distance running     (Year 8 upwards) 13-15 year-olds   

Athletes who have shown a commitment to racing or have reached a set performance standard. They train more than once a week and show potential. They will progress in Group D.
(600m B 2:10/G 2:20)

GROUP D Distance performance      (Year 8 upwards) 14-17 year-olds   
This group will have the same criteria as Group C but will contain athletes who are at a higher level according to the coaches and will benefit from and cope with more advanced training.
(800m B 2:50 G-3:00).

6.50pm
GROUP E Distance performance    16-20 year-olds   

This group will be for advanced athletes training primarily for track and XC. Athletes will receive structured training sessions and in some cases individual schedules to suit their racing requirements. Sub groups within this session will form to take in specific events and personal targets.
(800m B 2:30/G 2:40) (800m B 2:16/ G 2:25) (1500m B 4:20 / G 5:10)

Other training

Additional training is available throughout the week, with the exception of Tuesday circuits this is invite only for those in performance groups, numbers are restricted based on the number of coaches available.

Monday middle distance training – invite only
U13 upwards who race regularly and are considered of a suitable standard to manage the session.

Tuesday circuit training
Held at St Bernadette’s School – any member aged 14 and older

Strength and Conditioning – various nights – invite only
Aged U15 and older

Saturday middle distance training – invite only
U15 upwards who have the potential to make county standard.

Sunday junior long run – invite only
U15 upwards who race regularly and train on Mondays/Saturdays and are considered of a suitable standard to manage the session.