Training – old

We arrange sociable training sessions six days per week

Running with a group is a great way to learn tips and tricks about becoming a better runner. It also is great motivator to get you out when the weather isn’t great. Below is the weekly schedule, on a less regular basis there are Tempo Runs along with ad-hoc runs both here in Sunderland, across the North Yorkshire Moors and in the Lake District. Details of these are posted on the Club’s Facebook Group, this is only open to Club Members.

    •  Monday – Penshaw Hill Run.

      This is typically a 10k run across very undulating terrain, head torches are essential during the winter months and trail shoes are recommended. It can get very muddy but it’s great for strength training. There is plenty of regrouping in this session.

      Meet on the road at the bottom of Penshaw monument at 6pm

    • Monday – Silksworth Underpass Run
      A choice of either 4.75 or 3.5 mile loop runs run at varying paces, used by many as a recovery run if they’ve been racing at the weekend.

       
      Meet at the underpass on Silksworth Lane (Sainsbury’s end) for a 6:15pm start.

    • Tuesday – Fast group Track session.
      A Track session at Silksworth Track, this is aimed at Men hoping to achieve sub 36 minutes for 10k and women aiming for Sub 39. This is a hard track session and there is no re-grouping. If you’re new to the club we’d suggest starting with the track sessions on Wednesdays.
      Please remember that we don’t have exclusive use of the track so please be courteous to other users and adhere to the club track guidlines which you can find here

      Meet in the car park above the track at 5:15pm to get warmed up for a 5:30pm start.

    • Wednesday – Main Club night.
      If you are new the Wednesday evening training session is the best one to come along to as this is our main training night. Non-members are welcome to come along and ‘try before you buy’. Usually we have over 100 runners turn out and we aim to have:
    • • 5 Packs based loosely on your 10k time: sub 41 minutes, 41-45, 45-48, 48-51, 51-55 & 55+ covering distances between 4.5 & 8.5 miles. Each session will contain a variety of efforts and the majority are led by a UKA Run Leader.
      • An eight mile steady run at 8:15-8:30/mile.
      • A six mile steady run at 9:15 -9:30/mile.
      • A joggers group running 4-6 miles at 11-12 minute miles.We also go for a drink in the bar afterwards.

      Meet in Ashbrooke Sports club at 7pm

    • Wednesday – Track Session.
      This is a track session for everyone and takes place from 7:30 to 8:30. The sessions are different every week and there are plenty of senior runners on hand to help anyone not experienced in track running. If you want to start increasing the speed you run at this is a really good session.
      Please remember that we don’t have exclusive use of the track so please be courteous to other users and adhere to the club track guidlines which you can find here

      Meet at Silksworth track for 7:30 warmed up and ready to go.

    • Friday – Silksworth Underpass Run
      A very gentle run to close the week, usually around 3.5 miles at around 9-10 minute mile pace.

      Meet at the Underpass at 5:45pm

    • Friday – Barnes run.
      A weekly run from the Barnes pub, the route changes every week but is approximately 6 miles. There is plenty of re-grouping and people of all abilities are welcome.

      Meet in the Barnes Pub Car Park at 6pm ready for a 6:05pm start

    • Saturday – Penshaw Hill
      Darren Barnes will be leading a 7 mile (roughly) session around Penshaw hill, no head torches required for this one but again trail shoes are recommended as some of the trails can be muddy and wet. There will be plenty of re-grouping.

      Meet on the road at the bottom of Penshaw monument at 08:55am


    • Sunday – Roker / Seaburn Seafront
      Runs covering distances from 6-20+ miles head out from the Bungalow Cafe (Roker) or opposite Morrisons (Seaburn) at varying paces. Depending on races there are often longer runs heading out from The Barnes Pub, with regrouping and opportunities to cut short if people don’t wish to cover the full distance. Again details are promoted on the Club Facebook group.

      Meet at the Bungalow Cafe at 9am or Morrisons (10am).

2 Responses

  1. Estelle says:

    Hi
    I’ve been running for 6 months now. Twice per week. I run on my own and do around 6 miles. What night would be best for me and at what times?

  2. Anthony says:

    Hello

    Can you advise if you run any training nights in the Seaburn & Roker area?

    thanks

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *