We meet on Monday and Wednesday nights with training sessions starting at 6.00pm, so we are the ideal choice for runners working in or near central Newcastle. On Mondays we have a long run in groups, whereas Wednesdays are more structured training sessions.
A typical Monday night run lasts for about an hour. To enable us to cater for a wide range of abilities, we operate a pack system, ie slow, medium and fast packs. We have a number of well-trodden routes, starting and finishing at the Newcastle University Sports Centre and taking in areas all over the City. The summer months allow us to take advantage of our beautiful local parks such as Jesmond Dene, but we stick to well-lit streets in the winter! A typical run can be between 6.5 and 8 miles, but there is always a group running a shorter version of the route.
Wednesday nights are for more structured training planned by one of the experienced club leaders. Sessions are varied with short intervals to help us get faster, hills to help us get stronger, longer intervals to build speed endurance and even the odd boot-camp.
Click on the links below for some of our favourite Monday night routes and some examples of Wednesday interval sessions:
Though not strictly a club session, as other runners attend, there is a regular track session on Wednesday mornings at Churchill Playing Fields, Monkseaton. Obviously this is limited to those not at work on a Wednesday!