• Training Sessions:

All sessions are booked through the RunTogether platform, except informal social runs which are arranged through our Facebook group. Groups are formed 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 us out for three taster sessions. If it is your first time, please contact Tamsin via email: manager.women@westburyharriers.co.uk or book onto the session via RunTogether.

 

Monday Evening:

These group runs 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: 
Running at the Track:

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.

Night Time Trail Runs (Winter only):
Fortnightly, a group meets at Blaise for a run through the estate at night. The pace is slightly more relaxed; and covers a wide range of abilities across the more challenging terrains.

Wednesday Afternoon Interval Sessions:
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:

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.


Bank Holidays & Informal sessions

There are no formal training runs on Bank Holidays, but members do sometimes get together for informal sessions. These are posted on the Facebook group.

Some members also meet on Saturdays at 09:00 for a longer, off road run and on Wednesdays at 18:30 for a more relaxed social run; both meeting at the Water Tower. Make sure to keep an eye on our calendar and once you become a member you can join our Facebook group to be kept up to date with everything that is going on each week.

Find out more about our membership here

Check out our training FAQs to know what to wear and where to meet

Pace Chart

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