10th August 2023 – Thursday Speed Development – The Orchards, Wickham Bishops

9 August 2023 - By Scott Darney

For our speed development session this week we’ll be at The Orchards location in Wickham Bishops.

We will meet at 7:30pm latest in the car park opposite St Bartholomew’s Church, Church Road, Wickham Bishops CM8 3LA where we are expected.   We’ll then do a warm up jog to The Orchards leaving swiftly at 7:30pm where we’ll do warm up drills and briefing.

For those not familiar with the area or who have not done a session there, please see location maps below.

The session will be repetitions and standing recoveries around the ups, flats and downs of the two slightly differing distance loops we use of appoximately 480M and 350M  – so speed development, hills and cross country training all in one, what’s not to like?

Details on pacing, recoveries and technical points will be given during our briefing.

For those looking to record & review on Garmins (or other devices), it’s a session suited for “the button” due to the approximate distance of each loop.

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 very dry footpaths at the moment so usual road running shoes should be adequate or light trail shoes perhaps, the ground may be a bit hard to take a spike.

Please bring drinks to remain well hydrated during the session, also hi viz and lights are recommended (please) in the event daylight runs out on us on the way back up to the car park – there’ll be somewhere to leave things you don’t need during the session itself.

Karen and I look forward to meeting up with everyone Thursday.


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