Training

We offer competitive and social running for ALL abilities. Come along to one of our sessions and try us out – we’ll make you feel welcome and, with our mustering policy, nobody is ever left behind!


TUESDAY – Speed Work

Sessions vary between Winter and Summer locations so always best to enquire with current members if you’re interested in attending.

6:15pm Speed & Hill Session (Beginners & Improvers).  Barlaston Downs Car Park. A great session to help you increase your pace. This isn’t currently an official club run, but the runners welcome all.

6:15pmSpeed Session (Faster paced – but open to all). A structured session of speed work aimed at improving pace with like minded fellow runners. Click here to join our Facebook group for session details as it changes weekly.

August 2017

Date & Venue Session Comments
01/08/17 – 6.30pm – Opal Way 4x 1 mile laps The Legend (Chris Barlow) Session
08/08/17 – 6.30pm – Downs Banks Warm up
6 x up and over
6 x 1000 with 3 mins recovery
JC Session
15/08/17 – 6.30pm – Meaford Road, A34 Roundabout 10x 500m with 1 min recovery
(10x 400m also available)
JC Session
Dave Clarke 5 Thursday
Leek Half Sunday
22/08/17 – Common Plot – 6.30pm 4x 200 Hill
4x 400 Hill
15 mins Fartlek
 JC Session
29/08/17 – 6.30pm – Opal Way 4×100
4x 1mile 3min
Recovery
At least 1 chasing start
 JC Session
05/09/17 – 6.30pm – Downs Banks 6x up and overs
5x 500ish 2mins recovery
10mins fartlek
800 chasing start
 Ipstones 5 Saturday

WEDNESDAY – Official Club Run & Tempo Run

5:30pm – a warm up or a quicker paced run for an hour before our main run.

6:30pm – our Main Club Run for runners of all paces. We usually run up to 9/10miles with regular cut offs for those wanting shorter runs, e.g. 4 miles or 6 miles. Whatever your pace you won’t get left behind as we muster back and encourage all runners.

6:30pmTempo Run – Duration varies according to training plans. Meet at the Bat Cave and it will be announced on an ad hoc basis.


THURSDAY – Official Club Run & Beginners/Improvers Session

6:30pm – Beginners & Improvers Session – An introduction to running for all people -starting with Run/Walk and building up over a 10 week course. No matter what your levels of fitness or running ability, our friendly run leaders are here to support and encourage you. With a rolling intake, please come along and get started any week that suits! You don’t need to have any prior running experience, just be willing to give it a go.

6:30pm – Official Thursday Club Run – If other evenings don’t suit you’re welcome to join the Thursday Night Club Run for all club members. Please note, this run may split from the Beginner Session depending on numbers.


SUNDAY

8:00amThe Early Long Run – A longer run of between 10m and 20m depending on requirements. The group will typically run at between 7mm and 9mm pace and will muster back so no-one gets left behind.

9:00am  – The Long Run #2 – A longer run of typically 8m to 20m depending on requirements. The group will typically run at 9mm pace and above and will muster back at regular intervals so no-one gets left behind.

9:30am – A shorter run for all abilities including our beginners group, as with all our runs we will muster back so no-one gets left behind.


EVERYDAY

In addition to the organised club runs, like-minded members can be found running together most days for social runs, Hill sessions, Tempo runs, Recovery runs, Pub runs and everything in between. Come along and meet fellow members on a training plan just like yours – we recommend joining the SMM Facebook group to easily chat with other runners and plan your outing.