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Training Schedule

Our regular club training sessions are detailed below. Each training session is 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 a Couch to 5K programme and those not quite ready to take on the challenge of a more rigorous training programme. Group C also offer a more gentle training session for those recovering from injury too.

To help you navigate each Training Schedule we have colour coded each week on a 3-week cycle of RED, BLUE and GREEN.

  • Unless stated otherwise all Groups will set off from Teesdale Leisure Centre at 6:00pm prompt.
  • Each training session has been graded using 1 = Beginner to 5 = Challenging.
  • If available, a link to the training session route map and more detailed route description is provided.
  • Warm-up: Group Leaders will guide runners to the session start point stopping enroute to complete a series of dynamic warm-up stretches and exercises.
  • Recovery: Group Leaders will guide runners back to the leisure centre. On return runners are advised to complete the following static cool down stretches for 10 to 15 seconds, making sure to do both sides: Quadriceps, Hamstrings, Glutes, Chest, Triceps/shoulders and Core/back.
  • From Autumn through to Spring high visibility clothing is essential.

A print version of the latest training session schedule 05-06-2018 to 26-07-2018 is available to download here. If you want to receive details of each new training session when published, select to subscribe using the options shown below.

Qualified club coaches can assist you with a training schedule to help you attain your target and offer advice on warming up, core strength training and how to avoid injuries.

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Tuesday 5th June 2018 (Training Session: Hills)
Group A B C
Leader Simon Caroline Amanda
Session Hills - Right Side of Bank Hills - Left Side of Bank Hills - Grey Ln
Description - - -
Reps Sr: 6 Extended Hills
Jrs (U18): 4 Extended Hills
Sr: 5 Extended Hills
Jrs (U18): 3 Extended Hills
Sr: 5 Grey Ln Hills
Jrs (U18): 4 Grey Ln Hills
Difficulty


Thursday 7th June 2018 (Training Session: Speed)
Group A B C
Leader Alan Judith Caroline
Session Paarlauf on Barnard Castle
School Track
Paarlauf on Barnard Castle
School Track
Paarlauf on Barnard Castle
School Track
Description - - -
Reps Sr: 3x3x200metres
2 min recovery between
each set of 3

Jrs (U18): as above
Sr: 3x3x200metres
2 min recovery between
each set of 3

Jrs (U18): as above
Sr: 3x3x200metres
2 min recovery between
each set of 3

Jrs (U18): as above
Difficulty


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Tuesday 12th June 2018 (Training Session: Speed)
Group A B C
Leader Skye Simon Amanda
Session Fast Miles - Montalbo Rd Fast Miles - Montalbo Rd Fast Miles - Montalbo Rd
Description - - -
Reps Sr: 4xMiles
Jrs (U18): 3xMiles
Sr: 4xMiles
Jrs (U18): 3xMiles
Sr: 3xMiles
Jrs (U18): 2xMiles
Difficulty


Thursday 14th June 2018 (Training Session: Hills)
Group A B C
Leader Judith Caroline Amanda
Session Hills - Grey Lane
and Old School Close
Hills - Grey Lane
and Old School Close
Hills - Grey Lane
and Old School Close
Description - - -
Reps Sr: 8xHills
Jrs (U18): 6xHills
Sr: 8xHills
Jrs (U18): 6xHills
Sr: 8xShorter Hills
Jrs (U18): 6xShorter Hills
Difficulty


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Tuesday 19th June 2018 (Training Session: Hills)
Group A B C
Leader Judith Amanda Caroline
Session Lamp Post Hills
Gill Lane
Lamp Post Hills
Gill Lane
Lamp Post Hills
Teesdale Close
Description - - -
Reps Sr: 6xHills
Jr (U18): 4xHills
Sr: 5xHills
Jr (U18): 4xHills
Sr: 4xHills
Jr (U18): 3xHills
Difficulty


Thursday 21st June 2018 (Training Session: Speed)
Group A B C
Leader Skye Caroline Amanda
Session Italian Restaurant -
Bede Road - Vicoria Road
Italian Restaurant -
Bede Road - Vicoria Road
Italian Restaurant -
Bede Road - Vicoria Road
Description - - -
Reps Sr: 6 Laps
Jr (U18): 5 Laps
Sr: 6 Laps
Jr (U18): 5 Laps
Sr: 4 Laps
Jr (U18): 3 Laps
Difficulty


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Tuesday 26th June 2018 (Training Session: Speed)
Group A B C
Leader Skye Judith Caroline
Session Tees Cottage Speed Work Tees Cottage Speed Work Tees Cottage Speed Work
Description - - -
Reps Sr: 3x2x2 Minutes
Jr (U18): 3x2x2 Minutes
Sr: 3x2x2 Minutes
Jr (U18): 3x2x2 Minutes
Sr: 3x2x2 Minutes
Jr (U18): 3x2x2 Minutes
Difficulty


Thursday 28th June 2018 (Training Session: Hills)
Group A B C
Leader Skye Caroline Linda
Session 6 Different Hills Startforth 6 Different Hills Startforth 6 Different Hills Startforth
Description 6 Different Hills Startforth 6 Different Hills Startforth 6 Different Hills Startforth
Reps Sr: 6x2 Hills
Jr (U18): 4x2 Hills
Sr: 6x2 Hills
Jr (U18): 4x2 Hills
Sr: 6x2 Hills
Jr (U18): 4x2 Hills
Difficulty


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Tuesday 3rd July 2018 (Training Session: Hills)
Group A B C
Leader Simon Amanda Caroline
Session Raby Ave, Orchard Bra and
through the woods
Raby Ave, Orchard Bra and
through the woods
Raby Ave, Orchard Bra and
through the woods
Description - - -
Reps Sr: 6 Laps
Jr (U18): 5 Laps
Sr: 5 Laps
Jr (U18): 4 Laps
Sr: 4 Laps
Jr (U18): 4 Laps
Difficulty


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Thursday 5th July 2018 Training Session: Speed
Group A B C
Leader Skye Caroline Amanda
Session Pyramind Session Pyramind Session Pyramind Session
Description - - -
Reps Sr: 30s/60s/90s/120s
then back down. 2 Sets.
Equal time jog recovery.

Jr (U18): As above
Sr: 30s/60s/90s/120s
then back down. 2 Sets.
Equal time jog recovery.

Jr (U18): As above
Sr: 30s/60s/90s/120s
then back down. 2 Sets.
Equal time jog recovery.

Jr (U18): As above
Difficulty


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Tuesday 10th July 2018 (Training Session: Speed)
Group A B C
Leader Simon Judith Amanda
Session Teesdale School
Track & Field
Teesdale School
Track & Field
Teesdale School
Track & Field
Description - - -
Reps Sr: 6 Laps
Jr (U18): 4 Laps
Sr: 5 Laps
Jr (U18): 4 Laps
Sr: 4 Laps
Jr (U18): 4 Laps
Difficulty


Thursday 12th July 2018 (Training Session: Hills)
Group A B C
Leader Amanda Simon Caroline
Session Gypsy Lane Hills Gypsy Lane Hills Gypsy Lane Hills
Description - - -
Reps Sr: 5 Hills
Jr (U18): 4 Hills
Sr: 5 Hills
Jr (U18): 4 Hills
Sr: 4 Hills
Jr (U18): 4 Hills
Difficulty


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Tuesday 17th July 2018 (Training Session: Hills)
Group A B C
Leader Linda Skye Amanda
Session Hills on Ash Tree Drive
(New Estate)
Hills on Ash Tree Drive
(New Estate)
Hills on Ash Tree Drive
(New Estate)
Description - - -
Reps Sr: 8 Hills
Jr (U18): 6 Hills
Sr: 6 Hills
Jr (U18): 5 Hills
Sr: 5 Hills
Jr (U18): 4 Hills
Difficulty


Thursday 19th July 2018 (Training Session: Speed)
Group A B C
Leader Skye Caroline Linda
Session Bowes Museum Laps Bowes Museum Laps Bowes Museum Laps
Description - - -
Reps Sr: 6 Laps
Jr (U18): 5 Laps
Sr: 5 Laps
Jr (U18): 4 Laps
Sr: 4 Laps
Jr (U18): 4 Laps
Difficulty


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Tuesday 24th July 2018 (Training Session: Speed)
Group A B C
Leader Skye Judith Caroline
Session Harmire Road and
Montalbo Road
Harmire Road and
Montalbo Road
Harmire Road and
Montalbo Road
Description - - -
Reps Sr: 6 Laps
Jr (U18): 5 Laps
Sr: 5 Laps
Jr (U18): 4 Laps
Sr: 4 Laps
Jr (U18): 3 Laps
Difficulty


Thursday 26th July 2018 (Training Session: Endurance)
Group A B C
Leader Judith Simon Amanda
Session Romaldkirk Hill Run Romaldkirk Hill Run Romaldkirk Hill Run
Description - - -
Reps Sr: 1 Lap of course
Jr (U18): 1 Lap of course
Sr: 1 Lap of course
Jr (U18): 1 Lap of course
Sr: 1 Lap of course
Jr (U18): 1 Lap of course
Difficulty


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How to warm up

Stretching Exercise #1: Hamstring Stretch

There are two primary ways to do the seated hamstring stretch (1) split your legs apart like I do in the photo above, or (2) you can bend one leg and keep the other extended straight in front of you. It looks a little like the butterfly stretch below, but one leg is extended forward and the bent leg is against the ground. Both stretches are a great way to stretch your hamstrings, which are the muscles on the back of your thigh that can cause low back discomfort if they are too tight. To make the stretch more intense, pull you toe towards your body, flex your quads, and reach as far as you can.

Stretching Hamstring

Stretching Exercise #2: Butterfly Groin Stretch

Here, press your elbows down in an effort to increase the stretch. The closer you put your feet to your body, the more intense the stretch will be.

Stretching Butterfly Groin

Stretching Exercise #3: Lying Hip Stretch

Your hands are supposed to be around your right knee to pull the left leg towards your body. This is a great hip stretch that I think you should incorporate into your routine. Most guys have very tight hips, so this is particularly important for guys.

Stretching Hip

Stretching Exercise #4: Lying Quad Stretch

Of all the stretches listed, this one you may consider doing while standing while holding on to your foot with both hands. I included the lying quad stretch because the theme is doing all the stretching exercises on the ground, but try it out and see what you think. The further you bring your knee backwards, the more intense the stretch. The quadriceps are muscles on the front of your leg.

Stretching Lying Quad

Stretching Exercise #5: Calf Stretch

The standing version is pushing against a wall, but you can also do this exercise simply by pushing against the ground. Many runners in particular can have very tight calves, so this stretch is particularly important if you do a lot of high volume cardio. Feel free to play around with the angle that your foot is pressing against the ground. The further greater the angle of your foot, the more it works your upper vs. your lower calves.

Stretching Calf

Stretching Exercise #6: Shoulder Stretch

This stretch engages primarily your medial and posterior deltoid (shoulder) and is easy to execute. This is a stretch you should definitely perform as you workout as well. Simply press while pulling your opposite elbow towards your opposite shoulder

Stretching Shoulder

Stretching Exercise #7: Triceps Stretch

This movement stretches all three heads of the triceps muscle. To make the stretch more intense, pull your elbow behind your head as far as possible while keeping the hand of the arm that is being stretched close to the shoulder.

Stretching Tricep

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