Middle Distance Coaching - Girls/Women

The middle distance/endurance group for girls is led by Les Rayment, Ruth Read and Mike Barnard. We meet at 6.10 in the clubhouse on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and use a variety of locations to train, either on the track, at South Hill Park or at various hills around Bracknell. The group is divided into smaller sub groups depending on age, fitness and ability. A new member of the group is never expected to train at the same level as the established members. As fitness levels improve the girls are invited to join our weekend training sessions at the Lookout, where we either complete a training session or go for a steady run.

Although our training sessions are hard we believe the girls have fun, all our girls enjoy competing and most stay at competitions to watch their friends race, most of the girls socialise outside training nights.

The girls range in age from 10 years - 19 years.

As coaches we put a great deal of effort into ensuring that the girls who train with us have the best possible training, tailor made to their own individual needs, in return all we ask is that the girls show the same level of commitment to their training and compete when asked.


Coaching Group Articles

Friday 10th April 2015

Fartlek comes from the Swedish for 'Speed Play' and combines continuous running and interval training. Fartlek allows you to run at varying speeds over differing terrain and distances of your choice.  Here are some typical routines:

Suitable for cross country and other distance events

  • 10 minutes warm up
  • Stride hard for 4 minutes with 1 minute jog recovery - repeat... more
Friday 10th April 2015

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