Next Wednesday (28 March) is our regular track session. This will be held at the Poole Road athletics track in Ewell. Otherwise known as the Harrier Centre or King George V recreation ground, it can be found by turning right into Ruxley Lane off the A 240 and then left into Scotts Farm Road which becomes Poole Road. The recreation ground and athletics track are on your left about half a mile after leaving Ruxley Lane.
Track sessions provide a focussed speed session that works wonders for improving speeds over all distances. Many of us are at present training for longer distances, so this month will be a 600m (for our novice runners) or 800m reps session with four, five or six reps, depending on your fitness level. Recovery will be a 200m or 400m jog between reps. There will be groups running at different speeds designed so that this works for all our runners.
If, like me however, you are racing the Maidenhead 10 miles on Good Friday, you may prefer to join me in a shorter session. I am planning on just 3x800m and 1 x400m to ‘sharpen up’ for Friday’s race rather than wear myself out!
Please arrive at the track around 7.15pm to complete a gentle warm up (eg two or three times jogging around the track) and be ready to start the more formal warm up promptly at 7.30pm. Bring warm clothing for the warm-up and warm-down, and entry fee of £2.60.
Please be considerate of other track users; I am not quite sure which other clubs will be training there that evening.