Saturday 16/10 Cross Country Familiarisation & Training

13 October 2021 - By David Jobling


We may search out some CAKE + tea or coffee after our session this week……….

So now we’ve got everyone’s attention here are Saturday details:

Meet & Park: St Bartholomew’s Church car park, Church Road, Wickham Bishops, CM8 3LA.

Time: 9.00am: please arrive just before so we are ready to head off at 9.

Session Location: The nearby Orchards area on typical cross country terrain.

Again this week the session won’t be a traditional speed development session and will continue familiarisation & training – members this week will be able to run over varying and undulating cross country terrain at their own pace. There are flat, downhill and uphill sections.

However there will be some structure to the session in that we will be running and building around a number of loops, varying distances + standing recoveries and athletes will be able to run at and mix their own pace during the session up to a total distance of say 5k for the main part itself.

For those looking to record & review on Garmins (or other devices), it’s a session well suited for “the button” but if anyone wants to pre-program something into their device or just have further details then please message me directly and I can let you have something more.

The grassy area could be slippy early on and may well be ok for road running shoes but the idea is to give athletes an opportunity to breakout those new trail or cross country shoes, studs or spikes or just dust off the old ones. Anyone opting to run in spikes may wish to initially jog down to The Orchards from our parking area in road shoes and change into spikes once there – a short/medium spike is probably best for the ground there at the moment.

And CAKE? Afterwards for any takers we can head off to The Braxted Bakery (Homefield House, Witham Road, Little Braxted CM8 3ET) where I’ve blagged a table outdoors – I’ve given them advance warning a few of us may head over around 10.15/30 so we are expected.

Monty and I look forward to meeting up with everyone on Saturday, please use sign up below:

XC Training Session
    • Scott Darney
    • Celine
    • Lysia Jiggins
    • Paul Jiggins
    • Angela Wray
    • Lisa Leader
    • James Montgomery
    • Brigid Wallen
    • DJ
    • Sasha

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