- Seniors (Age 18+)
The England Athletics’ guidelines can be found here.
All runs will be organised in accordance with our Covid-19 Risk Assessment policies for both Interval and Group sessions found on our Welfare page.
Sessions are booked through the RunTogether platform, except informal social runs which are arranged through our Facebook group. Groups are formed roughly based roughly on pace (see Pace Chart below). A confirmation email is sent out prior to the session confirming details and procedures when you book.
If you’re interested in joining us, you are welcome to come and try out a training session. If it is your first time, please contact Tamsin on either the Westbury Harriers Facebook page or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Group runs are booked through the RunTogether platform. These runs consist of long (1-3km) intervals rather than continuous running. The pace is roughly that of Groups 2/3 (see Pace Chart below).
- Monday, Various Times: Coombe Dingle Sports Complex (Winter/Spring) / Blaise Castle Estate (Summer/Autumn).
Group runs are booked through the RunTogether platform; and are dependent on leader availability. Our group leaders have all obtained a Leadership in Running Fitness or Coaching in Running Fitness Award from UK Athletics. The route will have been planned before the session and the leaders will be looking out for everyone and looping back as needed. They will also make sure you warm up and cool down properly, leading a short stretching session afterwards.
You don’t have to run with the same group each week! As you improve, you may find you want to challenge yourself more and have a go in a faster group. Alternatively, if you’ve been ill or injured (or simply feel like an easier run), you’re welcome to choose to run with a slower group. What’s most important is that you choose the group most closely matched to the pace you want to run at on any particular session.
Tuesday Evening Track Sessions:
- Tuesday 7:00pm: Yate Sports Complex (all year round).
Track sessions are booked through the RunTogether platform. Sessions consist of a social warm up around the track before splitting into groups of similar paces for the distance based efforts. Warm downs consist of a light recovery jog followed by stretches.
Wednesday Afternoon Interval Sessions:
Group runs are booked through the RunTogether platform. These sessions are predominantly hill sessions; meeting at different locations – confirmed by email when booking. All abilities are welcome / encouraged to attend!
Thursday Evening Interval Sessions:
- Thursday 7:00pm: Coombe Dingle Sports Complex (all year round).
If you’re new to running, don’t worry, this isn’t nearly as daunting as it sounds! We mix short bursts of running (elevated tempo) with recovery intervals, a great way to add variety to your training whilst also getting quicker and stronger.
We start with a warm-up followed by some technical drills to improve our agility, balance and co-ordination, moving onto the main session followed by a cool-down and stretch afterwards. We aim to train on the grass at Coombe Dingle where possible, but during wetter weather we also use various loops in the local area.
Couch to 5km
Currently, we have no Couch to 5K courses scheduleD.
If you have never run before we usually run two ‘Couch to 5km’ courses throughout the year. These last for 9 weeks and take complete beginners on a journey from walking, to running continuously for 5km! Please see our calendar for details of the next course.
Bank Holidays & Informal sessions
There are no formal training runs on Bank Holidays, but members do sometimes get together for informal sessions.
Some members also meet on Saturdays at 9am at the Water Tower for a long off road run and on Wednesdays at 7pm for a 7 mile loop from the Portway. Make sure to keep an eye on our Calendar and join our Facebook group to be kept up to date with everything that’s going on each week.
Find out more about our membership here
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|Group||5km Pace||10km Pace|
|1||< 18 mins||< 38 mins|
|2||18 - 20.5 mins||38 - 42 mins|
|3||20.5 - 24 mins||42 - 48 mins|
|4||24 - 28 mins||48 - 55 mins|
|5||27 - 34 mins||55 - 65 mins|
|6||34+ mins||65+ mins|