Since late July 2020 - formal Harrier coached sessions for members now available
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YOAC have also started formal training at the Yeovil track aimed at those members who competed for the joint team last year.
UPDATE: WE ARE RECRUITING FOR NEW COACHES (see below)
The Club has an agreed Risk Assessment for the venue it hires and it has been shared with the facility managers to their approval. We do not run formal Harrier sessions on public areas.
Engand Athletics Guidance here: https://www.englandathletics.org/athletics-and-running/news/update-athletics-and-running-activity-will-not-be-affected-by-the-new-restrictions/ Maximum group size of 6 when not at the Club's formal session at Strode College
WEDNESDAY informal group training from Wells Rugby Club for experienced runners now back in action but in groups of no more than 6.
Given the pressure on how we have to organise and run sessions, and the fact that our coaching resources may be spread across 2 or 3 nights a week we are again RECRUITING TO THE COACHING TEAM. Please contact Paul, Graham or Jon if you want to know more about what it entails and talk through with Paul how the Club will pay for your Coaching course.
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 - this training programme below is running but as of week commencing 12th October will be on a TUESDAY (not THURSDAY):
WCH Senior sessions (on a Tuesday from 13th Oct)
Training: Sept and Oct 2020 (Venue: Strode College playing field)
Arrive between 6.05 and 6.20pm; warm up will start at 6.20
5 * 4 mins with decreasing recovery (2 mins, 1 min 30, 1 min, 30s)
Juniors: 5* 3 mins with decreasing recovery (3 mins, 2 mins 30, 2 mins, 1 min 30s)
6 sets of (2min effort, 30s recovery, 1min effort) with 3 mins between sets
Juniors: 4 sets
|17 Sept||5K/3K time trial|
Seniors: 5 sets of 2 * 90s fast (45 s recovery), with 3 mins jog between sets
Juniors: 3-4 sets
9 mins, 7 mins, 5 mins, 3 mins, 1 min (2 min recovery after 9,7,5 efforts, 1 min after the 3 min effort)
Juniors: 7 mins, 5 mins, 3 mins, 1min (2 min recovery after 7,5 efforts, 1 min after the 3 min effort)
8 min effort (2 min recovery); 6 * 1 min fast (1 min recovery): 8 min effort
Juniors: 6 min effort (2 min recovery): 4 * 1 min fast (1 min recovery): 6 min effort
6 * 3 mins with 90s recovery, followed by 4 * 30s sprints with 30 s recovery
Juniors: 2* 3 mins with 90 s recovery, miss a rep, 2 * 3 mins with 90s recovery, followed by 4 * 30s sprints with 30s recovery
5 * 5 mins (1 min recovery)
Juniors: 2 * (2 * 5 mins with 1 min recovery) – 5 mins between sets
3 * 2 mins hard (1 min recovery); 2 * 4 mins (tempo) with 90 s recovery: 3 * 2 mins hard (1 min recovery)
Junior: As for the main session, but just one 4 min tempo effort
This is the usual information but please note many 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