Fixtures Update

Our training sessions at Wythenshawe and Sportcity are back – with restrictions: Members from Greater Manchester only and please contact their coach before attending. Note: Social Distancing still applies.

The latest update to the fixtures list is below. The Xmas Handicap, and Manchester Area, GM and Primary Schools’ XC are all regrettably cancelled but we remain hopeful for the track and field events later in the year. Also, we’re rolling the 2020 and 2021 Senior Road Race Championships into one. Details below.

Training Update – We’re back!

Hi Athletes, Parents, Coaches and helpers

It has been a while since my last update, as you will be aware the Government announced the current lockdown will end Wed 2nd Dec and we are then in Tier 3. I have been liaising with Manchester City Council 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 back on from Weds 2nd Dec. 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 Thursday 3rd December from 6pm to 7pm, then regular sessions Tuesday/Thursday 6pm to 7pm. 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. 
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.  Adult groups may need to train off track if numbers are higher in some groups, as we want to have the younger athletes on the track where possible for safety.


NOTE: SOCIAL DISTANCING STILL APPLIES TO ALL AT TRAINING SESSIONS

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.

So pleased to have you all back training,

Regards Debbie

Debbie Beresford
Girls Team Secretary
Manchester Harriers & A.C.

Seniors’ Endurance Training w/c 23rd Nov

Training sessions at Wythenshawe are cancelled until lockdown rules change to allow them again.

We can still train though. You can meet up with one other person for exercise outdoors, so it might be more motivating to meet up with someone for these sessions.

Tuesday 24th 4mile Tempo (85% effort) half mile warm up half mile warm down

Thursday 26th 1600m, 1200m, 800m, 400m (x2) 200 jog recovery, 400m jog between sets OR 6min, 4min, 3min, 2min (x2) 2min jog recovery, 5 min jog between sets

Long run    10 -12 mile

Nominal mileage    23

Seniors’ Endurance Training w/c 16th Nov

Training sessions at Wythenshawe are cancelled until lockdown rules change to allow them again.

We can still train though. You can meet up with one other person for exercise outdoors, so it might be more motivating to meet up with someone for these sessions.

Tuesday 17th 40 minute Fartlek (variable efforts)

Thursday 19th 6 x 800m, 2 min jog recovery OR 6 x 3min, 2 min jog recovery, then 2 x 150m fast strides

Sunday was supposed to be hill training, so no long run and suggested weekly mileage of 16.

Seniors’ Endurance Training w/c 9th Nov

Training sessions at Wythenshawe are cancelled until lockdown rules change to allow them again.

Training doesn’t stop though. This week’s plan below.

Under current rules, it seems you’re allowed to meet up with one other person for exercise outdoors. You might want to try ‘buddying up’ with someone for these sessions.

Tuesday 10th – 6 mile Fartlek with variable length efforts

Thursday 12th – 2 x 6 x 400m (1 min rolling jog recovery i.e. 100m jog) 400m jog between sets

OR 2 x 6 x 2 min effort (1 min recovery, 5 min between sets)

Long run    10-12 mile

Nominal mileage    21

Training Cancelled – from Wed 4th Nov

Hi Athletes, Parents, Coaches and helpers

It has been a while since my last update, as you will be aware the Government announced a LOCKDOWN from Thursday 5th November 2020. I have been liaising with Manchester CC on venue access and currently both Wythenshawe Track and Manchester Regional Athletic Arena (Sportcity) will close and I do not have a date when they will be back open for our training sessions, closure will be from midnight Wednesday 4th November.  Going by the Government advice we will not be back at both venues until early DECEMBER, but I will update if anything changes.
See statement is due from England Athletics shortly.

Latest lockdown restrictions – Athletics & Running

All Indoor Athletics, Road Races and Cross Country leagues/events have been cancelled until the new year and an update will be issued in due course for 2021. In the meantime if you are doing any virtual sessions/activity or have photos do send them through to our Facebook/Twitter/Instagram.

Please note our last Wythensawe training session is Tuesday 2nd November and there is no session on Thursday 5th November (Bonfire Night and LOCKDOWN starts). Take care and stay safe, if you have any queries do contact me either via phone or email.

Regards,

Debbie Beresford

2019 Road Championship

It’s most unlikely we will be able to hold a Presentation Evening this year, so we’ve decided to publish the 2019 Road Championship results. Members are asked to look through the list of “Races Run” and the “Table”; if you find any errors and/or omissions, please contact Brenda by the 14th November. As it stands, we’ll be giving nine awards as shown on the “Winners” attachment and we’ll post the awards to the winning individuals early in December.

Seniors’ Endurance Training w/c 26th Oct

We thought about a Halloween special training plan, but 20×200 looks scary enough as it is. Background and principles behind our current training plan here.

Please sign in to each session you attend: Tuesday here Thursday here, bring your £1 for each session or get an annual pass.

Tuesday 27th 1 mile warm up, 4 mile Fartlek (variable efforts 100m – 600m), 1 mile warm down.

Thursday 29th 2 mile warm up, 20 x 200m (100m rolling jog recovery), 2 mile warm down

Long Run: 10-12 miles

Nominal mileage 25

Seniors’ Endurance Training w/c 19th Oct

This week looks simple, which probably means it’ll be really hard. Background and principles behind our current training plan here.

Please sign in to each session you attend: Tuesday here Thursday here, bring your £1 for each session or get an annual pass.

Tuesday 20th 6 mile Tempo acceleration over miles 3 – 5 (3 miles)

Thursday 22nd 4 x 1200m (2 min recovery)

Long Run: 10-12 miles

Nominal mileage 23