Sessions

Sedgefield Harriers organises a number of different training sessions each week for seniors and older juniors. These are delivered by experienced qualified coaches and all sessions are open to all abilities. Sessions normally run year round but check with the relevant coach if you’re unsure.

All sessions are free for members. Non-members are welcome to join in for free for four sessions, after which we’ll ask you either to join or pay a small charge per session.

Monday 6pm-7pm Beginners and Improvers Group

Clair Walker – clairwalker1@hotmail.co.uk

This session is designed to encourage new or returning runners, as well as those who are developing that extra confidence. The running is fun, inclusive and typically involves shorter circuit work around a central point. In the summer the venue is Hardwick Park, and in winter the village centre.

Beginners and Improvers Group Leaders. Left to right: Clair Walker, Karen Killingley, Sarah Duell, Enya Killen. If you’re thinking about joining a running club but just not sure, drop Clair a line, she’d love to hear from you.

The group meets at 6.00pm; Hardwick Park underpass in summer; Ceddesfeld Hall car park in winter (Rectory Row, Sedgefield, TS21 2AE).

Monday 7pm-8:30pm Strength and Conditioning

Ean Parsons – 07771 828568 – UKA qualified endurance coach and supported strength and conditioning coach.  Coach of juniors and seniors in both.  Background: Competitive runner including marathons, fell and Ironman.

The aim of Strength & Conditioning is to create the robust athlete. This means you perform better, get injured less, train more and…… perform better!

Strength and Conditioning sessions are aimed at improving overall (all-body) fitness and running technique.  These are facets that are often overlooked by runners but are almost guaranteed to bring about an improvement in performance. They are also aimed at injury prevention.  There is excellent feedback from those who attend.

Meet at Sedgefield Community College.

Tuesday 6pm-7pm Short Reps and Hill Sprints

Ean Parsons – 07771 828568 – UKA qualified endurance coach and supported strength and conditioning coach.  Coach of juniors and seniors in both.  Background: Competitive runner including marathons, fell and Ironman.

Tuesday and Thursday sessions are a part of a periodisation programme including Monday Strength and Conditioning Sessions though participants are welcome to attend individual sessions. Tuesday sessions are usually short hill reps intended to build strength and speed. The session will include warm-ups and cool-down.

In the lighter months Tuesday and Wednesday sessions take place in the lovely surroundings of Hardwick Park

Meet at Ceddesfeld Hall car park at 6.00pm. In the lighter months we then meet at 6.10pm at the underpass into Hardwick Park.

Covid Update: Please note that from October 2020 and throughout the winter period, Tuesday sessions will take place at Netpark (6.00pm) not the village centre. There is no guidance preventing us running in the village but we feel it is more appropriate to train in a non-residential area. All members must, however, wear high viz clothing and, if possible, lights too.

Wednesday 6:30pm-7:30pm “All-out” Effort Session

Gary Hetherington – 01740 621214

The session is aimed at competitive runners though any runner with experience will be able to take part. The run leader is experienced championship standard runner Gary Hetherington. In the winter sessions usually take place in Netpark. In summer the sessions take place in the lovely surroundings of Hardwick Park using routes around the lake and Serpentine.

Meet at Sedgefield Community College.

Thursday 6pm-7pm Strength Endurance

Ean Parsons – 07771 828568 – UKA qualified endurance coach and supported strength and conditioning coach.  Coach of juniors and seniors in both.  Background: Competitive runner including marathons, fell and Ironman.

Tuesday and Thursday sessions are a part of a periodisation programme including Monday Strength and Conditioning Sessions though participants are welcome to attend individual sessions. The sessions take place at NetPark which offers a flat good surface in a lit area without much traffic. The session will normally be a strength endurance session using longer reps. This will complement the shorter faster reps of Tuesday and the strength and conditioning session of Monday night. The session will include warm-ups and cool-down and often some drills.

Meet at the end of Thomas Wright Way in NetPark

 

Sunday morning ‘Long Run’ (or social run)

Not a formal session as such but most Sunday mornings there are a couple of  groups of Harriers out running locally at a steady pace. 8.00am is a normal start time, usually from the centre of Sedgefield or Coxhoe.

Karen Killingley often organises something to suit the pace of the Beginners and Improvers Group, whilst John Haycock or Stuart Park frequently provide something, usually 8-14 miles, for others. Terrain can be variable but it’s always very inclusive and good fun. The members’ Facebook page is the place to find information each week.