TRAINING

TRAINING SESSIONS ARE FOR PAID UP CLUB MEMBERS ONLY. NON MEMBERS CAN REQUEST A TASTER SESSION ON OUR JOIN & RENEW PAGE.

TRAINING SESSIONS RUN THROUGH SCHOOL HOLIDAYS. THERE IS NO TRAINING DURING PUBLIC/BANK HOLIDAYS.

IMPORTANT

Please do not attend training if you are feeling unwell.

MONDAY - SPRINT TRAINING & CIRCUITS 7-8PM

This session is for athletes who compete for the club. If you wish to join this session, please contact one of the coaches on a Thursday or Sunday. During winter months, circuit training will be held in the Westminster Lodge Sports Hall. This session is by invite only.

TUESDAY - MIDDLE DISTANCE TRAINING 6-7pm

This session is for middle distance runners who compete for the club in the Cross Country or Middle Distance team. If you wish to join this session please speak to one of our middle distance coaches. Athletes must be Year 5 and above. Contact details on the Who’s Who page.

WEDNESDAY - SPRINT TRAINING 7-8pm

This session is for athletes who compete for the club in the Sprint team. If you wish to join this session, please contact one of the coaches on a Thursday or Sunday. This session is by invite only.

THURSDAY - TRAINING

MULTI DISCIPLINE 6-7pm – age 8 to Year 6

This session covers general athletics including running, throwing and jumping for children aged 8 to the end of year 6.
PRE-BOOKING ONLY , opens on Friday and closes end of Tuesday.

MIDDLE DISTANCE 7-8pm – Year 7 to Adult

This session is for members from school year 7 and above. No pre-booking required but if you have any questions, please speak to one of our middle distance coaches. Contact details on the Who’s Who page.

SPRINTS, HIGH JUMP & THROWS 7-8pm & 8-9pm – Year 7 to Adults

This session is for members from school year 7 and above.
PRE-BOOKING
ONLY
,
opens on Friday and closes end of Tuesday.

SUNDAY - TRAINING

MULTI DISCIPLINE ATHLETICS 10-11am – age 8 to Year 6

SPRINTS, MIDDLE DISTANCE, LONG JUMP & THROWS 11-12pm – Year 7 and above

These sessions are for members.
PRE-BOOKING ONLY , opens on Monday and closes end of Thursday.

SUNDAY - SOCIAL RUN (TIMES VARY)

Times/venue vary during the season so please join our closed St Albans Cross Country and Middle Distance Facebook group for latest updates. This session is open to all our members and families, an easy off-road run, suitable for all ages and levels of fitness. Run at a “conversational pace” in groups where no one gets dropped or left behind!

FAQs

Who leads the training sessions?

All our sessions are lead by qualified volunteer coaches and all athletes up to the age of 17 are taught the basics of a wide range of events. Our current list of coaches can be found on our Who’s Who page.

Does training run through the school holidays?

Yes, we run training throughout the year, including during the school holidays. We do not run training sessions on public/bank holidays.

What do I need to wear/bring to training?

Please wear suitable sports clothing and trainers/spikes. In cold or wet weather bring plenty of layers and a waterproof jacket. We have a container for storing coats/hoodies during wet training sessions. Please DO NOT bring anything valuable as the club cannot accept any responsibility for any damaged, lost or stolen items. Always bring a water bottle. If you are on medication, it is important that you tell our coaches at the start of the session.

Do the athletes train when it’s raining?

Yes, our sessions will continue in the rain, sun, even snow sometimes, so long as it’s safe. We DO NOT train in thunderstorms. Please check the website and follow our Facebook pages for the latest updates during poor weather conditions.

Can I just turn up to training to have a taster session?
Can I help at training?

YES please! Parent helpers are very welcome. The club is run by volunteers and many jobs do not require you to be a qualified coach in athletics. Please speak to any member of the coaching team if you would like to volunteer. You can contact us at the track or using the details on our Contact page.