Training Cancelled – 4th Jan 2021


Hi All

There will be no training for all age groups at either of our venues until further notice. Adults can train in their bubbles, with one other person or on their own. Please can I ask that you all adhere to the lockdown and take care, we want you all back training as soon as we can and I will email once we have any update or changes.

Please see link below for further guidance:https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/949536/NationalLockdownGuidance.pdf

Thank you as always for your support.
Regards Debbie

Debbie Beresford

Seniors’ Endurance Training w/c 4th Jan

Note: There are no seniors’ endurance training sessions due to current Covid rules.

We’re on week four of the Aerobic training phase of our training plan:

  • Long Run (1-2 hours, steady, relaxed “slow”)
  • 7th  – 30 mins “Out and Back”
  • 9th  – Steady 45 minute run, just below Anaerobic with jog w/u and w/d
  • Jog run (as long as possible)

“Out and back” is:

  1. Warm-up for a mile or so.
  2. Run “out” for 15 mins at a comfortably fast pace – you should still be able to talk for 30s
  3. Run “back” at a slightly faster pace. You should get back to the start in about 14min 30s
  4. Warm down for a mile or so

Choose a relatively flat route – running “back” downhill is missing the point!

Recap

Winter training guidelines are here.

  • 4 days a week
  • 5 phases
  • Each phase focusses on a key strength: Aerobic, Strength, Anaerobic, Integration of phases and Preparation for races.
  • Builds in a base for races in the Spring and Summer.

Phase 1 – Aerobic

  • 10-12 weeks
  • Objective: Develop the Aerobic capacity of the athlete as a foundation to later apply Anaerobic stimuli.
  • In this phase you CANNOT run to slowly, but it is possible to run to fast.
  • Recovery is as important as running.

You should be able to talk for 30s whilst running- slow down or take recovery if you can’t.

Training Cancellations – 30th Dec 2020

  • Club training sessions continue for under 18s or those on the Elite pathway.
  • All other organised training sessions are cancelled. 

Hi Athletes, Parents, Coaches and helpers

It has been a while since my last update, as you will be aware the Government announced that we are going into Tier 4 from 31st Dec 2020. I have been liaising with Manchester CC on venue access and currently both Wythenshawe Track and Manchester Regional Athletic Arena (Sportcity);

Sportcity Manchester – all those athletes who train on Mon/Weds from 7pm with Mikey, Ian, Kes, Lance, Amari and Jack, training is only available outside for those under 18 years of age or on the Elite pathway with UKA. Please liaise with your coach before turning up at training as they will update you on sessions. Same training costs apply as prior to lockdown.

Wythenshawe training – Commences on TUESDAY 5TH JANUARY 2021 from 6pm to 7pm, SESSIONS ARE CURRENTLY FOR UNDER 18 YEARS ONLY ON THE TRACK.   Please note if you do not have a training pass it is £1 per session to train for all members, please bring it with you, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR COACH PRIOR TO ARRIVAL TO CHECK ARRANGEMENTS.
It is important that all athletes liaise with their coaches prior to arrival as we must be aware who is arriving for training due to ratio’s, especially for the younger athletes. 

** NOTE SOCIAL DISTANCING STILL APPLIES TO ALL AT TRAINING SESSIONS**

Guidance update (updated 24 December) – Athletics & Running (englandathletics.org)

See current guidance and note when running you can only run with one other person if you are a senior and this is only outdoors in an open space and NOT on a track.

All Indoor Athletics, Road Races and Cross Country leagues/events have been cancelled until further notice.  Please liaise with your coach on any competition as they will be able to advise you.

Take care and stay safe, if you have any queries do contact me either via phone or email. Thanks, I am sorry to have to email this news to you all and will update asap if any changes to our tier status with new info.

Regards Debbie

Debbie Beresford

2019 Road Championship – Awards

We didn’t manage to get together for an awards night this year. A few of the winners did get together for a picture:

Lindsey, Debbie and Maria

Winners:

  • Lindsey Farrelly – Women’s Champion,
  • Wendy Woodhead – 1st FV35,
  • Maria Royal – 1st FV60,
  • Debbie Beresford – 1st FV50
  • Mark Jones – Men’s Champion,
  • Maurice Oldham – 1st MV65,
  • Craig Turner – 1st MV50,
  • Kevin Dillon – 1st MV60
  • Arnold Bradshaw – 1st MV70.

Given the lack of races this year we’re rolling the 2020 and 2021 Senior Road Race Championships into one so any races you did manage will still count. Rules here: Senior Road Running Championship

2019 Calculations below.

Virtual Stockport 10

A fair few of us do the Stockport 10M each year. Quite why we get up on a Sunday morning in early December to race a tough 10 mile route in often grim weather, I don’t know. Maybe it’s the friendly atmosphere of the race, maybe it’s the varied course, maybe it’s simply to work of the affects of the Christmas party season?

This year it was virtual. So we did it in a few groups, across two weekends and – I think – enjoyed it.

Full results here, but a special mention to Dave Walmsley for winning the V50 category.

Finished. Yes, it was cold.

Seniors’ Endurance Training w/c 21st Dec

Tue 22nd is the last session at Wythenshawe of 2020. Back on Jan 5th. See here for various runs planed over the break.

Our new Winter training guidelines are here. It’ll be a little different.

  • 4 days a week
  • 5 phases
  • Each phase focusses on a key strength: Aerobic, Strength, Anaerobic, Integration of phases and Preparation for races
  • Builds in a base for races in the Spring and Summer.

Phase 1 – Aerobic

  • 10-12 weeks
  • Objective: Develop the Aerobic capacity of the athlete as a foundation to later apply Anaerobic stimuli.
  • In this phase you CANNOT run to slowly, but it is possible to run to fast.

You should be able to talk for 30s whilst running- slow down or take recovery if you can’t.

Week 2

  1. Long Run (1-2 hours, depending on wax possible, steady, relaxed “slow”)
  2. Tue 22nd   30 mins “Out and Back”
  3. Steady 45 minute run, just below Anaerobic with jog w/u and w/d
  4. Jog run (as long as possible)

The “out and back” is a high-end aerobic run:

  1. Warm-up briefly.
  2. Run at a comfortably fast pace.
  3. Take your split at half way and the final time at the finish.
  4. Compare the times for each half.

The out and back times should be the same.

Christmas Training 2020

Christmas Break

Wythenshawe Track: Last session is Tue 22nd Dec. First session back is Tue 5th Jan

Sportscity: First session back is Mon 4th Jan

No youngsters training is available unless specified by your coach

Carl’s Group

A few sessions and Heaton Mersey Bowl, Vernon Park and Gatley Hill. Details

Debbie’s Group

All seniors of all abilities welcome regardless of who you usually train with! Each session roughly one hour and not too intense – we’re aiming for fun.

Thursday  24th Dec – XMAS EVE RUN – From Maria’s at 9am.  Steady and a social run, on and off road (will avoid any mud). Set us up for Christmas Day.
Saturday 26th Dec – BOXING DAY RUN –  Vernon Park/Woodbank Park – Steady run in the park from 10am, so you can have a lie in!
Sunday 27th Dec – 9 am meet at Lyme Park – Boars Head Car Park, Poynton, steady run in the park
Monday 28th Dec – William Scholes playing field, Gatley – 10am steady run. Maybe round Abney Hall.
Wednesday 30th Dec – Heaton Mersey Bowl, 10am- Meet at Lindsey’s house.

The rest have been cancelled due to Tier 4 restrictions.


Thursday 31st December – 9am steady run at 9am from Maria’s. Hope u all can make before we see the New Year in later

Saturday 2nd Jan– 8.30am Session at Styal Mill – 600m to 800m looped relay sessions in groups of four.  Great speed/Short Hill and stamina training.  Similar to Steve McCall’s session earlier in the year. Meet at Ship Inn Car Park 8.30am – max 1.5 hours. Steady warm up first all abilities welcome to come along and give it a go. Suitable for everyone- let me know if coming so we can sort teams! 
Sunday 3rd January – 10am Vernon Park – Maybe a hill session if Malcolm is free, if not a steady run.

Contact Debbie for more details.

Christmas Handicap and Sports Personality of the Year

The annual handicap race is cancelled and the Sports Personality of the Year awards that usually happens after is postponed. We’ll do a combined 2020-2021 award next year.

Christmas Training – Carl’s Group

Training times and locations for Carl’s group over the next couple of weeks:

Thursday 24 9am – Heaton Mersey bowl

Saturday 26 10am- Vernon park (lower car park)

Monday 28 10am – William Scholes fields (Gatley)

Wednesday 30 10am – Heaton Mersey bowl

Friday 1 12 noon – Heaton Mersey bowl

Sunday 3 10am – Vernon park (lower car park)

Contact number: 07462 902326

Heaton Mersey Bowl
Vernon Park
Scholes Field / Gatley Hill