Training

Time Trials

Sedgefield Striders meet on Wednesday evenings for 5km time trials and fun walk/ run at the Sedgefield Bowling Club. Starting times vary according to the season. Beginners are assisted with a training program that allows them to start with shorter distances. Those members wishing to walk or run 8km are welcome to start earlier.

Summer: Runners  and Walkers 17:30 (October to May)

Winter: Runners and Walkers 17:30 (June to September)

View members’ time trial results here

Social training

Runners and walkers meet on Saturday mornings for less formal training (meeting venues and routes are confirmed by the Walking and Running Captains on the Friday). Starting times vary according to the season, the two groups choose their own distance and route. Runners are generally in training for the next big race so distance varies while walkers normally walk 10 – 12 km.

Walking Captain contact details:  Jean Merrills on 079 570 8908.

Running Captain contact details:  Michael Wood on 082 894 4255.

Summer: Runners 06:30, Walkers 07:00.  The Saturday training sessions often culminate in a good breakfast at one of our local coffee shops where the topic of the day can vary from politics to the latest in running shoes!

Winter: Runners 07:30, Walkers 08:00

Ladders

Sedgefield Striders maintains a running and walking ladder which is updated on a monthly basis. See here

Training programs and stretching techniques

Tried and tested training programs and stretching techniques are available from members of Sedgefield Striders or links to the following websites, training and stretching. These cover all manner of distances and experience of athletes taking part. Secret recipes on what to eat/not to eat before races, can generally be obtained from members who frequent the weekly socials after time trials!

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