Join the Harriers for training! Monday - juniors age 8-15; Tuesday - coached endurance/road runners; Wednesday beginners & social runners looking to get faster
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(24/07/2020) SOME FORMAL HARRIER TRAINING SESSIONS ARE DUE TO RECOMMENCE SHORTLY - to start with these will be aimed at senior Harrier members (18+) whilst we test out our Covid-19 safe procedures in line with England Athletics Guidance. YOAC have also started formal training at the Yeovil track aimed at those members who competed for the joint team last year.
NO HARRIER MONDAY JUNIOR SESSIONS at the present time and we will review in September.
Please follow Govt Guidelines during Coronavirus lockdown - and check the England Athletics Guidance when training on your own or in small groups with other Harriers in a safe manner. Please only train in public areas and do not use private facilities until the Harriers have a formal agreement with facility managers.
NOTE Tuesday Training programme is constantly updated so that you can follow the plan on your own
Tuesday Night Training Sessions: July-August 2020
|Date||Track session||Grass session|
2 sets of * (5 *300m with 2 minutes recovery); 6 mins between sets. Aiming for 800m pace.
Juniors: 2 sets of 4* 300m
|6 * 2 mins (1 min recovery): 6 * 1 min recovery (30s recovery): 6 * 30s (30s recovery)|
4 sets of (1 x 600 metres, 1 x 200 metres with 2 minutes between reps) 5 minutes between sets
Junior session: 2/3 sets
|8 minute effort, 90s recovery, 8 * 1 minute hard with 1 minute recovery, 8 minute effort|
200m (30s recovery), 200m (30s recovery), 400m (1 min recovery), 800m (2 lap very slow jog in around 6 mins), 800m (2 mins recovery), 400m (1 min recovery), 200m (30s recovery), 200m (30s recovery)
Juniors: Only one 800m rep
4 * 2 mins (1 min recovery): 2 * 4 mins (90s recovery): 4 * 2 mins (1 min recovery)
2 * (4 * 500m, 1 minute recovery). 6 mins recovery – slow jogging.
Junior: 2 * (3 * 500m, 1 minute recovery), 6 mins recovery between sets
|3 * 1 mile (really fast) with 6 minutes recovery – mixture of jogging and walking.|
|30th July||2 sets of (2* 600m, then 300m). Efforts should be at 1500m pace and recovery between efforts should be half the effort time. 2 lap very slow jog between sets||Warm up consisting of 10-12 minutes jogging, 4 * 30 seconds strides: then the session - 1 minute flat out, straight into 10 minutes at tempo pace (this won’t feel comfortable though, providing you’ve done the 1 minute really hard – anaerobic endurance session)|
2 sets of (800, 600m, 400m, 200m) – 2 mins between efforts, and 5 mins between sets
Juniors: 1 set
|5 * 1K (3 mins recovery) – aim should be to run these fast with recovery active – walk, then jog)|
|11th Aug||8 * 300m (fast) with 3 minutes recovery||8 minutes tempo run, 1 minute recovery, then 8 * 1 minute effort (hard) with 2 minutes slow jog recovery|
3* 1500m (3K pace) with 7-8 mins recovery.
Juniors: 2* 1500m (3K pace) with 7-8 mins recovery
|2* 3 mins (90s recovery); 2 * 2 mins (1 min recovery). 2 * 1 min (30s recovery), 2 * 2mins (1 min recovery), 2 *3 mins recovery (90s recovery)|
4 sets of 500m + 300m, with 1½ minutes between efforts and 4 minutes between sets
Juniors: 3 sets
|8 mins, 6 mins, 4 mins, 2 mins, 1 min (all with 90 s recovery)|
This is the usual information but please note all sessions currently paused....Training opportunities with the Harriers all the year round & for members (only) opportunity to pay discounted rate for a term, or the year. Please read on for the various training opportunties with the Harriers. Come along to give a session a try>
- Juniors (age 8-15) - full track & field athletics programme or XC/road running training on a Monday. Qualified coaches set & deliver the programme.
- Age 14- 74 (younger athletes by invitation if of a good enough standard) Middle Distance & XC Training and quality sharp session for 5k/10k/long distance runners on a Tuesday. Qualified coaches set & deliver the programme.
- Seniors (age 16-76) - road and off-road running for beginners or those in training for 10k, half marathon or marathon. Qualified coaches with beginners group.
Read on for full details of each session, who to contact and for the latest Tuesday training programme set by Tuesday senior coach Jon James see the very bottom of the page. All Harrier qualified coaches at the sessions are unpaid volunteers. Parents and senior athletes can assist by holding stop watches, counting laps, or raking long jump pits etc as required. All sessions are open to Harrier members, and guests where appropriate, but members of other local Clubs are expected to join the Harriers as they benefit from the Club's coaching.
Photos of our Club Training Sessions in action!
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Training opportunities with the Harriers all the year round: COME & JOIN US!
One of the best reasons for joining a Club is to have other people to train with, and to tap into the coaching advice, guidance and expertise available. Wells City Harriers provide a mixture of formal and informal sessions for different age groups age 8 to 80+.The Club has several qualified coaches, some of whom have coached for over 10 years. Come and join us at the session most appropriate to you.
If you are a junior, we can coach you to compete at track & field and cross-country
If you are a senior and have a target to get fitter, we can coach you and provide a training group for you
If you are a senior wishing to complete a road 5k/10k/half-marathon or marathon we have a training group or two that can help you achieve your target
- MONDAY Evening - Juniors age 8-16 at Millfield track - all track & field and Cross-country
- TUESDAY Evening - Seniors and juniors age 14+ at Millfield track for Middle distance & 5k/10k training
- WEDNESDAY evening - Seniors age 16 upwards at Wells Rugby Club - beginners and experienced
- SUNDAY morning - distance training groups from various locations