All posts by David Pimm

Track next Wednesday 16 August

Next Wednesday 16 August is our monthly track session.  With the Club Mile the following Wednesday, this is a great chance to get some experience of running on the track.

With the mile in mind, we will be doing an 8x400m session with 200m jog to recover between each.  This is for all standards as there will be groups running at different speeds.

This kind of interval training helps your speed for longer distances (such as the 5k), builds recovery and will help you get a sense of pace for running the Club Mile.

Please arrive at Kingsmeadow on the Kingston Road, New Malden around 7.15pm to complete a gentle warm up (eg two or three times jogging around the track, or perhaps run to the track) and be ready to start the more formal warm up promptly at 7.30pm.  Do bring water, especially if it is a hot evening, and entry fee of £3.80.

David Pimm

Track next Wednesday 28 June

Getting ready for the Club Mile

The club mile takes place on 23 August at Kingsmeadow track.  Now is the chance to get in training.  Whether you are an experienced track athlete, or have never run on a track before join us next Wednesday 28 June for a speed session at Kingsmeadow on the Kingston Road, New Malden. 

We will be doing the popular ‘pyramid’ session building from short (200m) up to mid distance (800m) and back down, finishing with an exhilarating 100m sprint.  There will be groups running at different speeds.

This kind of interval training helps your speed for longer distances (such as the 5k), builds recovery and will help you get a sense of pace for those planning to run the mile in August.

Please arrive 7.15pm to complete a gentle warm up (eg two or three times jogging around the track, or perhaps run to the track) and be ready to start the more formal warm up promptly at 7.30pm.  Do bring water, especially if it is a hot evening and entry fee of £3.80.

David Pimm

The ‘not a track session’ this week

As the Kingsmeadow track is currently closed for relaying, we will NOT have our usual track session next Wednesday 30 November.

But do not despair!  Instead, I will be organising an intervals session in Berrylands.  We will run four, five or six half mile reps on the flat.  That is the equivalent of four, five or six by 800m plus a recovery jog in between.

We will meet as for a usual Wednesday at the clubhouse at 7.00pm and jog down to Raeburn Avenue to warm up.  We will run round a loop of Raeburn, Greenfield, Grand and Elmbridge Avenues in four or five groups of differing speeds to accommodate differing pace runners and so as, hopefully, to avoid over-crowding the pavement.

There will be no road crossings in the reps, and no entry fees to pay!

David Pimm

Wednesday 19 October: Track session is a week early!

Major repairs to the Kingsmeadow running track mean that the track will be closed for a number of weeks from late October.

Our track session this month will therefore be a week earlier than scheduled and will take place 7.15 for 7.30pm next Wednesday,  19 October.

At this time of year we are mostly running longer distances – some people considerably longer!  Speed work is still an important part of a training schedule, but we will run longer reps: either 5x800m or 6x800m.

We meet at the Kingsmeadow track, Kingston Road.  Please arrive by about 7.15pm to complete a gentle warm up (eg two or three times jogging around the track, or perhaps run to the track).  The formal warm-up begins promptly at 7.30pm.  Entry is £3.65.

This speed session is for all standards of runners, involving groups running at differing speeds.  Running short, faster intervals in a speed session is an important part of our overall physical and psychological training programme, building endurance and contributing to faster times at those longer distances as well.

David Pimm

Short and sharp track session 7.15 for 7.30pm, Wednesday 27 July 2016

Many members will be running in the Wedding Day 7k next Friday evening, so next Wednesday’s track session (27 July) will be short and sharp to hone your speed. 

We will do a pyramid session, concentrating on shorter distances: 2x200m, 2x400m, 2x600m, 2x400m, 2x200m – a chance to enjoy the speed, and focus on a good, relaxed and flowing posture, without wearing yourself out for Friday evening.

We meet at the Kingsmeadow track, Kingston Road.  Please arrive by about 7.15pm to complete a gentle warm up (eg at two or three times jogging around the track, or perhaps run to the track).  The formal warm-up begins promptly at 7.30pm.  Not warming up properly before the exhilaration of a speed session is a sure way to give yourself an injury!  Entry is £3.65.

This speed session is for all standards of runners, involving groups running at differing speeds.  Running short, faster intervals in a speed session is an important part of our overall physical and psychological training programme, building endurance and speed. 

David Pimm