Training


Monday evening “all abilities” group – Ridgeway playing fields, Southborough: Coach led interval sessions for runners of all abilities and ages (12 and upwards). These sessions are led by England Athletics qualified Coach in Running Fitness, Joe Watts. Each session will consist of a 10-15 minute warm-up jog followed by some dynamic stretches to get the body ready for the main session. The main part of the session will last between 20-25 minutes and will consist of short intervals (typically between 1 minute and 3 minutes in duration) run at a faster pace than you would on your own, with active recoveries (walk/jog) between repetitions. The session will then finish with a 10-15 minute cool down jog back to our meeting place followed by some stretches. In the Autumn & Winter months, sessions take place in quiet, residential areas and therefore reflective, hi-visibility vest/clothing is essential. In the Spring & Summer months, sessions take place on playing fields & common areas.

Sunday morning “Zero to 30” beginner group: Perfect for those looking to get into or return to running. Each session starts with a 5 minute walk to warm-up followed by a 30 minute main session of jogging and walking intervals and ends with a 5 minute walk to cool down. Over the space of the 10 weeks, the duration of the jogging intervals increases whilst the walking reduces. By week 8, participants will be able to jog continuously for 30 minutes. The sessions are led by group leader Joe Watts with the assistance of run leader Claire Henry.

Sunday morning “social run” group: Our Sunday morning run is led by Claire Henry who is an England Athletics qualified Leader in Running Fitness. The session involves a gentle jog warm-up and continues with a main 40-45 minute run at a gentle, conversational pace, finishing with a jog cool down and some stretches. The route varies each week to take in different terrain and scenery from the local area.

New groups launching Spring 2020:

Thursday evening “all abilities” group – Tunbridge Wells Common: Coach led interval sessions for runners of all abilities and ages (12 and upwards). These sessions are led by England Athletics qualified Coach in Running Fitness, Joe Watts. Each session will consist of a 10-15 minute warm-up jog followed by some dynamic stretches to get the body ready for the main session. The main part of the session will last between 20-25 minutes and will consist of short intervals (typically between 1 minute and 3 minutes in duration) run at a faster pace than you would on your own, with active recoveries (walk/jog) between repetitions. The session will then finish with a 10-15 minute cool down jog back to our meeting place followed by some stretches. In the Autumn & Winter months, sessions take place in quiet, residential areas and therefore reflective, hi-visibility vest/clothing is essential. In the Spring & Summer months, sessions take place on playing fields & common areas.

Friday mid morning “steady/tempo run” groupCoach led steady/tempo run for runners of all abilities and ages (12 and upwards). These sessions are led by England Athletics qualified Coach in Running Fitness, Joe Watts and will start & finish outside The Running Hub shop in Southborough. Each session will consist of a 10 minute warm-up jog followed by some dynamic stretches to get the body ready for the main session. The main part of the session will last between 25-30 minutes and will consist of a continuous, steady/tempo run at a comfortably hard pace. The session will then finish with a 10 minute cool down jog back to our meeting place followed by some stretches.

Sunday morning “running conditioning” group: This weekly session is led by Personal Trainer and Coach in Running Fitness Joe Watts and will take place at Pennington Grounds in Southborough. The group will complete a gentle jog warm-up together followed by some dynamic stretching. The main session lasts for approximately 30 minutes and consists of a number of different bodyweight, resistance exercises and speedwork drills which will specifically strengthen and condition the body to help improve running form and promote injury prevention in the long term. The session ends with a gentle jog cool down and some stretches.

Also, running group sessions coming to Forest Row from February 2020!

Please register your details with us on the RunTogether groups website, where you will also find more information on times, dates & availability for all of the above sessions.

If you are new to the group, please ensure to arrive 10 minutes early in order to register with the Run Leader and ask any questions that you may have.