Wednesday coached sessions_

A plan for return to coached run sessions on Wednesdays for our adult members

(amended 2nd December 2020)

This is a plan for returning to track training sessions for adults. It is aimed predominantly at those used to training with Sue and Liz at the track pre-Covid-19.

Please understand that we will have to adapt as we go along and as guidance develops and changes through the coming months.

We are currently limited to 50 athletes on the track at a time for the whole club so we will be holding 2 bookable sessions as below . No spectators/guests are allowed in the stadium. Guest athletes wishing to try a session must contact the coaches beforehand to see if a place is available.

Access to the track will be via the lower car park gates nearest the tunnel under the railway line at the eastern end of the track.

The group will meet near the 200m start in front of the containers on the outside of the track observing current covid regulations.

We will aim to have two coaches  minimum between them coaching 3 groups of 5 athletes. We will provide a 60 minute coached session comprising a balanced mix of drills and technique training and intensive intervals.

Athletes will need to use the spreadsheet found in ‘Phoenix (run) training’ WhatsApp group description to book their 60 minute time slot and these will be ( anyone unable to use Whatsapp please contact the coaches):




Athletes attend at their own risk and by attending agree to abide by the Covid-19 social distance guidance and respect all users of the track. Athletes must perform their own pre-attendance Covid-19 symptom assessment check and must not attend if they have symptoms.

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.

Do not gather in groups of more than 6. The coaches will approach the group. At the end of your session please move outside the track for your cool down so that the next group can meet.



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 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 at least 2m social distance at all times and must not touch anyone else’s belongings.
  • Runners are to face away from all other people when deep breathing.
  • No spitting allowed.
  • No physical contact between humans.
  • No equipment to be shared / handled.
  • Water bottles and clothing to be personalised clearly and not shared.
  • Training is to be conducted in groups of up to 5 athletes.
  • Bring hand sanitising products for use in case you touch anything.

Health assessment

Please read the following documents to assess your health status each week before attending: