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 at 6.30pm & Thursdays at 7:00pm 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.

 

 

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May 2024

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Seniors’ Training – long hill reps.
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Please meet at Peter Driver at 7:00pm for a hill session led by Zoe. There is an alternative social run led by Penny – see separate post. , ...
Seniors’ Social Run circa 5 miles
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Please meet in the canal slipway car park near the Barley Mow pub in Winchfield (Sprat’s Hatch Ln, Hook RG27 8ZY) for a run start at 7:00pm. There’s an optional drink at the finish. , ...
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Seniors’ Training Alternative Local Session
6:30 am - 7:30 pm
Please meet at 6:30pm outside the Church Crookham Community Centre. Session comprises up and over hill reps on the SANGS by the allotments. , ...
Seniors’ Training – away from home
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
This is an Old Airport Runway interval session in Yateley. Please meet at 6:30pm. Car parking and venue are To Be Announced. , ...
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QUAD KIDS EVENT
6:45 pm - 8:15 pm
QUAD KIDS EVENT – 75m, 600m. long jump & shot put – hot dogs & beers after! Please meet at Aldershot track at 6:45pm. Team Captain – Matt H, need min. 10 people for a seniors mixed team. , ...
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Seniors’ Training – 20 mins. Out & 20 mins. Back
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Session comprises out via Velmead Common & along towpath towards the airfield and back: 20 mins. each way. Meet at Peter Driver for prompt start at 7pm, Great for pacing & all abilities! , ...
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Crookham Park SportsFest
12:00 am - 12:00 am
This is the 2nd year for holding the event, which is intended to showcase the Crookham Park recreational facilities. There has been a request for marshals for a fun run around lunchtime. The seniors are planning to demonstrate a typical training session on the grass track to attract new members. , ...
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Seniors’ Training – SANGS Hill Reps.
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Please meet outside the Church Crookham Community Centre at 6:30pm for a hill session led by Charles. , ...
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Seniors’ Track Training
6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
Please meet at the Aldershot track at 6:45pm for a session led by Tom. , ...
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Seniors’ Summer Handicap Race #2
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Please meet at Peter Driver for registration at 7:00pm. It’s an undulating trail race – 5.8 miles. Handicap times are based on previous efforts or recent 10k time. , ...
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Seniors’ Training – ‘Mosquito’ Loops circa 900m
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Please meet at Peter Driver for a 6:30pm start. , ...
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Seniors’ Track Training
6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
Please meet at the Aldershot 400m track at 6:45pm. Session details to follow. , ...
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Seniors’ Social Run – Crondall Area
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Please meet in the car park by the Hampshire Arms pub at 7:00pm for a 5-mile countryside trail social run led by Mike. Optional drink after run. , ...
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