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Training


Junior Training


Our juniors meet outside on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the Sandy Sports Centre (click here for a map), by the Liz Yelling Building/Equipment Store, next to Sandy Track. Sessions start at 6.30pm


If you have any problems finding us, speak to a member of the Sandy Sports Centre staff on the reception desk who will be happy to help.


During the winter months, an additional indoor sportshall session is held normally on a Monday evening at Biggleswade Recreation Centre which provides excellent training in a warm and dry facility! Details of these sportshall sessions will be communicated directly by our coaches and posted on the forum.


We have groups for sprinting, hurdling, throws, jumps and endurance running and we encourage juniors to try all disciplines before making a choice. We also hold extra sessions which will be arranged directly with our coaches.


Our beginners group caters for those aged 8-10 with the emphasis on fun and participation, although during the winter, this age group is better catered for by the indoor sportshall athletics session.


Come along and find out – we look forward to seeing you soon!


Senior Training


Senior Sprinting and Senior Field Event Training

These training sessions are based at the athletic track and take place on Tuesdays and Thursday evenings from 6.30pm.


Please contact one of our track & field coaches for more information.


Senior Distance Running Training

These training sessions are offered by the coaching groups below.  Information on each of our coaches can be found here.


For directions to Sandy Sports Centre, please click here for a map.


Any questions? Feel free to email one of our coaches, ask on the forum or via the club's Facebook page.

MONDAY

6-7pm

Senior road running session, suitable for those who are able to run at least 5km in around 30-45mins, and would like to improve their speed and stamina.  This session is led by Julia Mackay and will offer a variety of running on road, grass and track, taking in training types including fartlek, intervals and hills. Sessions will be no more than 7km in distance. The group meets in front of Sandy Sports Centre at 6pm unless stated on the club calendar.  Note that sessions on the track will be subject to a one-off fee for non-holders of a track pass.


7-8pm

Senior running session led by Juliet Grimwood, most suitable for those wanting to improve their times and distance above 5km. Ideally you will be running 5k in approx 30mins or less.  The sessions offer a variety of running on road, grass, and track taking in training types including fartlek, intervals and hills.  Sessions will be 4-7 miles in distance.  The group will meet at Sandy Sports Centre at 7pm unless stated on the club calendar.  Note that sessions on the track will be subject to a one-off fee for non-holders of a track pass.


8.30-9.30pm

Core Conditioning session led by Simon Desborough of Triumph Wellbeing. A core-based session to help improve stability and general fitness of all athletes.  Open to over-18s, meet trackside, no track pass required. Sessions are £2.50 each.





TUESDAY

5.30-7.30pm

Sprint sessions on the track led by Jamie Webster. This session is most suitable for those wanting to improve on their 100m-400m times.  The group meet at Sandy Track.


6-7pm

Track session suitable for all abilities except beginners, most suited to those wishing to improve over 800m and longer working on endurance and speed using timed interval sessions.  Training is led by Zoe Luscombe, and the group meet trackside.


Track session for athletes who wish to compete for the club in races from 800-1500m in age category U13 upwards, competing at any level.  Led by Michael Blunt, the group meet trackside.


6.30-7.30pm

Field event sessions covering pole vault (led by Ken Prior) and high jump (Chris Watson) on alternate weeks. Suitable for all age groups and abilities.  The group meets at Sandy Track.


Junior sessions meet trackside for sprinting, hurdling, throws, jumps and endurance running. Led by various discipline coaches.


Road running session led by Andy Deans, most suitable for those that can run up to 5km and want to improve at middle distances. The sessions meets trackside for multi-terrain training.


7-8pm

Senior road running session most suitable for those wanting to improve their times and distance above 5k. Ideally you will be able to run 5km in approx 30mins or less.  The group mainly meet at the front of Sandy Sports Centre, but also take part in occasional away days - please check the club calendar. Sessions are led by Juliet Grimwood, Gary Baldwin or Julia Mackay.


Senior distance running session over multi-terrain, most suitable for those wanting to improve their times and distance above 5k. Ideally you will be running 5km in approx 22mins or less. The group mainly meet at at the front of Sandy Sports Centre, but also take part in occasional away days - please check the club calendar. Sessions are led by Paul Davies and Giles Hawthorne.





WEDNESDAY

7-8pm

Suitable for seniors who can run 5km comfortably, sessions will cover a broad range of terrain (road, grass, track) and training type (fartlek, intervals, hills) Sessions will be 3-4 miles in distance. The group meet at at the front of Sandy Sports Centre unless stated otherwise on the club calendar. Session is led by Michael Blunt.


Structured training for seniors using time-based techniques rather than distance, most suitable for those that can run up to 5k between 27-45mins. Sessions will offer a variety of running on road, grass, and track and training types of fartlek, intervals and hills.  The group meet at at the front of Sandy Sports Centre unless stated otherwise on the club calendar. Sessions are led by Giles Hawthorne.





THURSDAY

5.30-7.30pm

Sprint sessions on the track led by Jamie Webster. This session is most suitable for those wanting to improve on their 100m-400m times.  The group meet at Sandy Track.


6-7pm

Track session for athletes who wish to compete for the club in races from 800-1500m in age category U13 upwards, competing at any level.  Led by Michael Blunt, the group meet at Sandy Track.


6.30-7.30pm

Field event sessions covering pole vault (led by Ken Prior) and high jump (Chris Watson) on alternate weeks. Suitable for all age groups and abilities. The group meets at Sandy Track.


Junior sessions meet trackside for sprinting, hurdling, throws, jumps and endurance running. Led by various discipline coaches.


7-8pm

Senior road running session most suitable for those wanting to improve their times and distance above 5k. Ideally you will be able to run 5km in approx 30mins or less.  The group mainly meet at Sandy Sports Centre, but also take part in occasional away days - please check the club calendar. Sessions are led by Juliet Grimwood, Gary Baldwin or Julia Mackay.


Senior distance running session over multi-terrain, most suitable for those wanting to improve their times and distance above 5km. Ideally you will be running 5k in approx 22mins or less.  The group mainly meet at Sandy Sports Centre, but also take part in occasional away days - please check the club calendar. Sessions are led by Paul Davies and Giles Hawthorne.





SUNDAY

Varies

Our famous Coffee and Cake Sunday runs are friendly training for all abilities with mixed mileage available over a varied terrain of road and off-road starting at 5k. Suitable for anyone wishing to put in those longer runs with some company!  Details can be found on the club calendar with further updates on the forum of where to meet and routes. Coffee and Cake outings are coordinated by various run leaders in the club on a rotational basis.