Track Schedule & Rules

Upcoming track sessions

Please note that some sessions might change based on weather conditions and available coaches. On Tuesday evenings hill sessions will also run in the park for all abilities (if sufficient coaches or leaders are available). Sessions around the lake might be possible in summer months and/or when the flood waters recede.

DATEGROUPSESSION
TUE 2 JULY 7-8PMGreen and orangeTrack: Ladder session 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 min (90 sec recovery)
Purple and bluePark: Football pitches parlauff
THUR 4 JULY 12-1PMAllTrack: 5 x 1k reps
TUE 9 JULY 7-8PMAllTrack: 4-5 x 1200m
THUR 11 JULY 12-1PMAllTrack: Mini Olympics warm up circuit and 25 min 'relay' (parlauff)
TUE 16 JULY 7-8PMAllTrack: Flying 300s 2 x 15 min 300m hard, 100m jog
THUR 18 JULY - LATER START TIME OF 12.30AllTrack: Tired legs 6 x 3 min, 4 x 200m
TUE 23 JULY 7-8PMGreen and orangeTrack: Chasebacks 4, 3, 2, 1 laps
Purple and bluePark: Junior parkrun loop approx 800m x 5
THUR 25 JULY 12-1PMAllTrack: Pyramid 4min, 2min, 1 min, 30sec, 1min, 2min, 4min all with 1 min recovery
TUE 30 JULY 7-8PMPurple and blueTrack: Chasebacks 3, 2, 1 laps
Green and orangePark: Junior parkrun loop approx 800m x 5-6
THUR 1 AUG 12-1PMAllTrack chasebacks: 4min, 3min, 2min, 1min
TUE 6 AUG 7-8PMAllTrack: Mini Olympics warm up circuit, 3k and 100m "races"
THUR 8 AUG 12-1PMAllTrack ladder session 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 min (90 sec recovery)
TUE 13 AUG 7-8PMGreen and orangeTrack: Tired legs 6 x 3 min, 4 x 200m
Purple and bluePark: Cricket pitch loops
THUR 15 AUG 12-1PMAllTrack pyramid 2 min, 4 min, 6min, 4 min, 2 min all with 90 rec recovery
TUE 20 AUG 7-8PMPurple and blueTrack: Pyramid: 2 min, 4 min, 6min, 4 min, 2 min all with 90 sec recovery
Green and orangePark: Lake reps approx 1k
THUR 22 AUG 12-1PMAllTrack: 4 x 1200m, 90 sec recovery
TUE 27 AUG 7-8PMGreen and orangeTrack: Pyramid 2 min, 4 min, 6min, 4 min, 2 min all with 90 sec recovery
Purple and bluePark: Lake reps approx 1k
THUR 29 AUG 12-1PM AllTrack: Flying 300s: 2 x 15 min 300m hard, 100m jog

Other Sessions

We run other sessions each week such as hill or lake reps depending on which coaches and run leaders are available each week.

Track Rules

The track etiquette and rules are there to help keep you safe and keep the track in a good condition. Please read and follow them.

  1. During training sessions, the inside lane of the track will be coned off to help reduce wear. All runners should stay within lanes 2-6.
  2. Runners should stay in the inside lane whilst running their efforts. Allow runners passing you to run on the outer lanes.
  3. As you finish your rep, don't just stop as they may be a runner behind you. Run through the line and gently slow to a jog and then stop.
  4. More than one session may be going on at the track at the same. Always check who is running as you walk on to the track and as you finish rep as you may need to move to another lane so not disrupt someone else. Once the session has started move off the track to do things like tie your shoes laces, drink some water etc.
  5. During a session if someone is on the track but not paying attention and is standing in the way, shout track to get their attention and so they can move out of way. If someone has shouted track, check quickly, to see if you need to move.
  6. Try not to run more than two abreast as large packs of runners can be dangerous and block other runners. More than two abreast is only OK at the start of the rep or whilst passing.
  7. Don't wear headphones or use your mobile on the track as you will not know what is going on around you.
  8. If you are crossing the track, look both ways just like a road to make sure it's safe to cross.
  9. If during your effort, you move from the inside to the outside lanes, have a look back first to make sure a faster runner isn't about to pass you, this will avoid collision.
  10. Spikes cannot be used during extreme cold weather/frost as this can damage the track surface.
  11. Try to stay off the grass especially when it is muddy, so mud isn't brought on to the track surface.
  12. Listen to the coach's instructions.
  13. Most importantly have fun!!!