Wednesday coached sessions_
Coached run track sessions on Wednesdays for our adult members
(amended Feb 2022)
We will be holding 2 bookable sessions as below . Guest athletes wishing to try a session must contact the coaches beforehand to see if a place is available. Contact the club via the membership page to register for 3 trial sessions. Only those who have completed all their contatct details and booked a place via the coaches may attend
Access to the track will be via the lower (free) car park gates nearest the tunnel under the railway line at the eastern end of the track.
The group will meet near the 300m start in front of the throws cage.
We will aim to have two coaches minimum between them coaching up to 30 athletes. We will provide a 60 minute coached session comprising a balanced mix of drills and technique training and intensive intervals.
Club member athletes will need to use the spreadsheet found in ‘Phoenix (run) training’ WhatsApp group description to book their 60 minute time slot ( anyone unable to use Whatsapp please contact the coaches Trial members should contact the coaches to see if space is available and specify which sessions they can attend): Trial members must have entered their details on the membership system before requesting a place.
Please wear suitable run clothing and warm or waterproof layers as appropriate. Bring water but please ensure you are well hydrated beforehand. Both sessions can cater for all standards but this is an intensive approx 5k to 6k interval session aimed at those who want to improve their running speed so be prepared to work hard. As this is a coached session you need to be able to hear the coaches and also hear other runners for safety so we DO NOT allow the use of headphones whilst running. Use of phones in armbands are also discouraged for safety reasons. Please ensure the coaches are aware of any medical or injury issues before th session.
The track can be fairly busy with different groups so to avoid collisions please warm up in the outside lanes only and in a clockwise direction ( sessions will be run anticlockwise). Be aware of faster runners and keep as near to the inside of lane 1 as possible to allow room for faster runners to overtake. Always look carefully before crossing the track. When finishing an interval run right to your finishing line then onto the inside of the track - never stop suddenly whilst still on the track.
Athletes attend at their own risk and by attending agree to abide by the current Covid-19 social distance guidance and respect all users of the track. Athletes must perform their own pre-attendance Covid-19 symptom assessment check ( see below) and must not attend if they have symptoms or are isolating.
Athletes must arrive at the meeting point already warmed up, we recommend at least a 15 minute warm-up run and dynamic stretches before the structured drills.
Please observe any current government health and safety advice.
A risk assessment is available and it is recommended that athletes familiarise themselves to ensure they comply with all the measures necessary to minimise risks.
Here is some guidance that we ask all those attending all venues to follow:
- Runners to dress appropriately for the weather, and to bring warm / waterproof clothing for after session or if an emergency occurs.
- Runners are to observe current social distance guidance at all times and must not touch anyone else’s belongings.
- Runners are to face away from all other people when breathing.deeply
- No spitting allowed.
- No equipment to be shared / handled.
- Water bottles and clothing to be personalised clearly and not shared
- Please do not attend if you have been in close contact with someone who is covid positive
- We advise against training within a day or two of vaccination.