Seniors – Info and Training

Our senior and masters club members all have different goals, each dependent on the amount of free time they have, the level they are aiming to attain and the amount of training they can put in.

We are all different but together we make a great team and can have great fun along the way.

The club meets four times per week:

    • Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:30pm at our HQ at the Peter Driver sports field on the corner of Bourley Road, Church Crookham – behind the Tweseldown pub. Occasionally we will meet at a different location on these nights for a specific session but details are always on the website and circulated on the weekly club email.
    • Wednesdays we meet at the military all-weather track in Queen’s Avenue, Aldershot at 6:45pm. In winter this track is floodlit so it provides a safe hazard-free area to train.
    • Sundays we return to the club HQ at 8.30am for variable paced distance runs mainly off-road when we can make use of the fantastic off-road running areas surrounding Fleet and Church Crookham.

We have now introduced a Seniors Training Spreadsheet so that members can see what sessions are being held in any particular week and who is leading. We ask members to enter their name on the spreadsheet so that leaders know in advance who to expect at their session. The link that has edit privilege is sent to members separately. The training spreadsheet on this website is read only.

 

Autumn and Winter Training – September to March

Tuesday Nights:

  • Focused training on building strength, leg speed and increasing fitness
  • Mixed ability groups working together – run with people of a similar pace to yourself but with progression opportunities to run with the faster runners
  • Group running – safer and more fun than on your own
  • Set distance intervals, hill training, fartlek – difficult on your own but effective in a group
  • Learn from others, pace against others, progress with others

Wednesday Nights:

  • Track based, floodlit, measured intervals

Thursday Nights:

  • Group running with variable paces based on ability groups
  • Regular monthly handicap event over a set distance – perfect to measure progression
  • Regular monthly “out and back” event over a set course
  • Optional monthly off-road “Moonlight Run”

Spring and Summer Training – April to August

  • Running continues but with most of our evening runs now off-road on the main trails and paths that cross the water catchment area and the Army training area on the edge of Fleet – a beautiful and traffic free place to train right on our doorstep. We continue with our Tuesday speed/hill sessions but again make the most of the off-road areas

See the club website Seniors Training Spreadsheet for specific planned sessions so you know what to expect on any date.

Leaders – photo’s and a short write up of each person

 

Monthly Weekly Daily List Grid Tile

May 2022

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Seniors’ Training – Intervals
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Choice of sessions starting at 6:30 pm from Peter Driver: Hill reps with Mike, or tagged 300m sprints on grass / firm sand with Bob. , ...
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All Track Sessions are Cancelled
6:45 pm - 8:15 pm
The track is being used by the army so we are excluded from using it. , ...
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Seniors’ Training – Group Runs
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Please meet at 6:30 pm. Runners will be set off in similar paced groups for steady runs Details TBC , ...
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Seniors’ Training – Velmead Common 1200m loops
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Please meet at 6:30pm at Peter Driver for a warmup run to the start point. , ...
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Seniors’ Track Training
6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
Seniors meet at 6:45pm for a warmup. Session starts at 7:00pm. Please note that we are now sharing the track with the juniors so need to negotiate which lanes can be used. , ...
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Seniors’ Training – Summer Out and Back
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
This session tests your ability to keep a steady pace. We meet at Peter Driver at 6:30 and warmup run to the start on Velmead Common. The Out & Back route takes you down the side path towards Velmead School along the path from the 2nd cattlegrid to the gate that takes you to the canal towpath. The route follows the , ...
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Seniors’ Training – Reps.
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Choice of SANGS Hill reps or flatter alternative (TBC). Both start at Peter Driver promptly at 6:30pm. , ...
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All Track Sessions Cancelled
6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
The track is being used by the army so we are excluded from using it. , ...
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Seniors’ Summer Handicap Race #2
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
This marks the fsecond of our Summer Handicap series. The handicap follows a 5.8 mile long undulating course on firm tracks starting and finishing at the Peter Driver Club Hut. Runners are set off at a time appropriate to their previous performance or recent 10k time. The idea being that all runners finish at approxima , ...
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Seniors’ Relay Pairs Competition
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Watch this space for details of this new event! , ...
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