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Training

Teesdale Athletic Club caters for athletes of all ages and all abilities, providing structured training for the groups listed below. All training sessions are supervised by one of our qualified and highly experienced coaches. If you have any questions with regards your training needs and running aspirations please do not hesitate to speak to a member of our friendly coaching staff.

Groups

Regular Club Training Sessions

Our regular club training sessions are designed to cater for runners of all abilities. Group A will meet the needs of more accomplished runners who train and run on a regular basis, normally with experience of competing in multiple races. Training sessions designed for Group B tend to be the same as Group A but with fewer reps. Group C welcomes all those new to the sport, runners who have recently completed the Couch to 5K programme and those not quite ready to take on the challenge of a more rigorous training programme. Group C is well suited to provide a more gentle training session for those recovering from injury too.

Strength and Conditioning

Core training focuses on three areas: core mobility, core stability and core strength. Each of these plays an important role in the health, support and function of your body and so achieving a balance between them is vital. The starting point of the process lies in learning how to activate, strengthen and control the muscles or your pelvic floor. Teesdale Athletic Club in partnership with Barnard Castle School provide 5-6 week Strength and Conditioning group session during the year. For more information contact the club Secretary.

Couch to 5K

Our popular Couch to 5 km (C25K) 12-week programme runs twice a year starting in February and September. We welcome just about anyone who would like to get up and start running. From the complete novice to seasoned couch potatoes the C25K programme will slowly build your confidence, gently introducing your body to movement, starting off alternating between walking and running small distances. This is a fantastic opportunity to improve your fitness with like-minded people and work towards achieving something truly remarkable. For more information visit the Beginners group section.

Social Runner

In addition to the training sessions listed above Senior club members meet up at 9am every Sunday morning for a social run starting from Teesdale Leisure Centre. Routes are decided on the day depending on the number and ability of runners present. We are in the process of sharing some of our favourite local routes which you can view here. This is an excellent opportunity to find a running buddy and, if you are preparing for a more challenging distance, start clocking up the miles.