Thursday Session 6/7 – Orchards, meet Wickham Bishops

5 July 2017 - By David Jobling

Our session this Thursday 6 July will be at the popular Orchards location in Wickham Bishops.

This session is open to all, not perhaps those headed for the Great Bentley 5 the following night, if you haven’t tried a Thursday session this is a great location to give it a go and with others to help you enjoy.

Meet 1930 please in car park opposite St Bartholomew’s Church, Church Road, Wickham Bishops CM8 3LA where we are expected.

After briefing, warm up and drills, we’ll head off to The Orchards where our session will be an interval session around the two slightly differing distance loops we use of around 480M and 350M with differing standing recoveries between each one – this main part of the session will last for approximately 30 minutes.

Pacing guidance for the differing terrain of each loop would be around/sub 5k even pacing for both throughout the session, and we’ll have a few technical “skill” ideas for athletes to consider as well.

A sports watch with a stopwatch function should be enough to assist with the session – due to the approximate distance of each loop and differing recovery periods, this session may be a bit tricky to set up on GPS devices.

We’ll be running on public footpath areas within The Orchards, please be mindful and considerate of other footpath users. Terrain in The Orchards is grassy and at the moment, as with our Tuesday run from White Notley, usual road running shoes should be adequate.

We’ll be keeping an eye on weather conditions just in case there may be any adverse developments so please keep an eye on our website and FB page in case of any change to our plans, but it will be warm so please bring drinks to remain well hydrated during the session and there will be an area to leave these, as well as any clothing layers.

Steve and I look forward to meeting up with everyone Thursday. DJ

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