Most training takes place outdoors so please ensure you are dressed suitably for the weather conditions.
In winter this includes jackets, gloves and hats and a hi -viz vest/jacket.
WEEKLY TRAINING SESSIONS:
MONDAY EVENING – TRACK SESSION
We meet at John Charles Stadium Leeds from 6.30 pm to approximately 7.30 pm.
There are usually three groups a sprint training group run by Ian Appleyard and two other groups split by age and ability with lead coaches James Wardman and Marc Randall. Please note an entry fee is payable to the stadium( £2.00 with a breeze card £2.20 without) .please bring spikes (if you have them ) and water to hydrate in the session
Please note :we are not the sole users of the track. It is also imperative that children are clearly collected from a member of coaching staff before leaving the site for their safety.
WEDNESDAY EVENING – MAIN CLUB TRAINING
This is our main club training sessions. We meet at Oulton Primary School from 6.30 pm to approximately 7.30 pm. There are four specific training groups. Three groups provide a structured training programme specific to the age and ability of the athlete and a fourth group for younger, inexperienced runners.
Both sessions are for athletes that want to improve their technique, pace judgement and endurance. Please discuss with your coaches to see if they are suitable to you.
PARENT/ATHLETE LED COACHING
Coaches are willing to offer advice to parents/athletes regarding additional self-led coaching intended to supplement group training sessions. We are however, keen to avoid overtraining particularly in younger athletes caused by training too often, running for too long (time or distance) or by taking part in too many races/parkruns.
MEET THE COACHES
We have a number of parent helpers that are rostered on to our rota they have completed a Self Declaration Form. We are also lucky enough to have support from our senior section whom hold run leader and equivalent qualifications and either hold a Disclosure and Barring Certificate or a Declaration Form.