Training Sessions

Tuesdays: 7.15pm 

Winter (Nov 1st 2016 – 31st March 2017) – Victoria Park Athletics Track, WarringtonAthletics Track at Victoria Park, Warrington

SPEED/RUNNING FITNESS 7.15 – 8.15pm at Victoria Park
This session is ideal for anyone who wants to improve; whether you want to run faster and further, reach a pb for an upcoming event, or just improve your running fitness. Everyone works at their own ability, so whether you are speedy or merely human (!) you will benefit.

The sessions are a mix of intervals, pacing drills and boot camp style fitness – either a combination of or as individual disciplines in each session.

The session will start with a warm-up session and end with a cool-down / stretch.Tuesday speed and strength sessions

Summer (31st March 2017 onwards) – Lymm High School, Playing Field

7.00-8.00pm   In summer we meet on the school playing field at Lymm High School (it’s behind the school, aim for the grass running track); and the time changes too, to match Thursday sessions.

Wednesday: 9.15am from Lymm Library

Ideal if you have just dropped the kids off at school, or simply fancy a few miles in good company before your morning flashes past. This social running session covers between 4 and 5 miles in about an hour and has the option of a coffee stop at the end! Many routes are available using a mixture of road, lanes, trails and footpaths.

Lymm Runners near Lymm crossThursday: 7.00pm from Lymm Leisure Centre

ROAD RUN – 7.00-8.00pm
Meet outside the Leisure Centre for 7pm sharp. This road running session is also suitable for all levels. Choose between 4, 5, 6 or 7+ miles. All groups aim to finish within the hour. Within each group, faster runners are encouraged to loop back to the slower runners at suitable intervals to keep the group together.

ROAD RUN – WINTER (Oct-March) 7.00-8.00pm
In the Winter we tend to stick to lit roads – and encourage all runners to wear hi-viz gear AND carry a head torch.

ROAD RUN – SUMMER (April-Sept) 7.00-8.00pm
During the summer months when the evenings are light the Thursday sessions use the many tracks, paths and quiet back lanes around Lymm, Thelwall and High Legh to provide some splendid, varied routes.

Sunday Slow Long Run:   8.30am Lymm Library

Whether you fancy 5 or 6 miles on a Sunday morning – or 10 to 12, we will meet at 8.30am at Lymm Library and set off together. There will be two groups; one will run for about an hour; the other for about two. The pace will be relaxed.

Lazy Sunday Run

New for 2017, the last Sunday of the month will be a Lazy Sunday Run. The emphasis will be on keeping the pace slow and gentle. If you’ve been wanting to try a 5 or 6 mile run on the Sunday – but have been put off by concerns about pace – then this is the session to start with. Equally, if you’re wanting to increase your distance and join the group for a longer route – then ditto! This is the perfect opportunity.

Finally… through well-spaced muster points  the Lazy Sunday Run will still accommodate any regular Sunday runners who want to run at their usual, Sunday-run pace but still be sociable 🙂

We’ll give it a go for a few months and then review. If it works for more runners, we could make every Sunday a lazy one…

Accommodating Different Abilities

All running clubs comprise runners of differing speed and endurance. Our sessions accommodate a mix of abilities and sessions are structured so that whatever your fitness level you will be encouraged to train well and have the opportunity for self-challenge.

  • Thursday Road Runs – a range of distance groups are available ranging from 4 to 7+ miles (to be run in an hour)
  • Run Group Mustering – all run groups will muster; the run leader will set various mustering points, faster runners reach the point and then run back to enable the group to stay together. Quicker runners can repeatedly muster and run at their own training pace whereas slower runners do not get seperated or feel they are determining the pace for others.
  • Tuesday Sessions – whatever activity is planned the coach will be aware of different fitness levels and will suggest targets for you accordingly (for example, if you’ve run one it could be based on your recent Parkrun or 10K time).

When Running…

Please Note LR Club Run etiquette:

  • Wear something bright and reflective on evening sessions and/or when the weather is poor.
  • Stay off the road as much as possible, many Lymm roads are narrow and poorly lit. Your safety is paramount.
  • Look out for each other, run in small groups with similar pace.
  • Be ever aware of oncoming traffic in both directions.
  • Be conscious of the slower/lesser experienced runners who need a suitable rest point.
  • Welcome new faces and say hello to those you don’t know yet.

Ad-hoc runs are arranged on a casual basis between members. Use the club Facebook group to post for training partners and additional sessions.

Don’t hesitate to contact us for further details.

RUN LEADER SCHEDULE

The Run Leader Schedule is on the Calendar page.
The Scheduler will maintain the calendar, communicating dates and contingency arrangements to run leaders in advance.
If you can volunteer to fill some sessions please let us know! Email: runleader@lymmrunners.org.uk or clubcaptain@lymmrunners.org.uk and we will gladly book you.

Lymm Runners Run Leader Guide  Provides general advice on leading a run.

Weather to Run?

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