Wednesday coached sessions_
A plan for return to coached run sessions on Wednesdays for our adult members
(amended April 12th 2021)
This is a plan for returning to track training (when Withdean Stadium becomes available) 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 1745 group will meet near the 300m start in front of the throws cage. Warmup should either be before entering the stadium or on the edge of the grass infield. NOT on the track as the early junior groups will be on the track
The 1845 group will meet near the 200m start on the grass . Warmup on the edge of the grass infield.
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.
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):
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 ( 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.
Do not gather in groups of more than 6. The coaches will approach the athletes. The second group should stay at the 200m start end and not approach the first group who will be at the far end near the cage. 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 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 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.