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Training and Coaching Page
 
Updated 2 Jan 17

TRAINING INFORMATION
TRAINING CONTACT INFORMATION SUMMARY
NB Please check main website page for any changes of location for this month's sessions
NB see also Maps and Directions page which has Streetmap maps and bus information)
Tuesdays 6pm at Far Moss Richard/Mary/Graham/Bob's juniors - age 6+,
must be accompanied by an adult who may, if they want, run with Kathy's group
click here for more information or email juniors@valleystriders.org.uk
NB Summer 2nd Tuesday in month at Grammar School at Leeds
Tuesdays 6pm at Far Moss Kathy's Run Leeds@Alwoodley for beginners/improvers
(slower than 30mins for 5km, complete beginners welcome)
click here for more information or email kathy@valleystriders.org.uk
NB Summer 2nd Tuesday in month at Grammar School at Leeds
Tuesdays 7pm at Far Moss Holly's intermediates (24 to 30mins for 5km)
click here for more information or email holly@valleystriders.org.uk
NB all year 2nd Tuesday in month at Leeds Met track
Tuesdays 7pm at Far Moss experienced runners (faster than 24mins for 5km)
click here for more information or email info@valleystriders.org.uk
NB all year 2nd Tuesday in month at Leeds Met track
More details of sessions below
Tuesdays 7pm at various locations monthly fell training session click here for details
Thursdays 6:40pm at various locations Deborah/Kathy/Ken's Thursday group improvers and intermediates
(25mins to 35mins for 5km, members only)
Meeting places & times will be announced as events in VS Facebook group.
Thursdays 6:45pm usually at Scott Hall experienced runners (faster than 25mins for 5km)
email thursday@valleystriders.org.uk
nb meet upstairs in the bar rather than the foyer if the weather is poor
Check V S Facebook for any changes to venue
Sundays 9am email sunday@valleystriders.org.uk to find planned location, distance and speed
Sundays 9am email sunday@valleystriders.org.uk to find planned location, distance and speed

MORE DETAILS OF SESSIONS:
  • NB see also Maps and Directions page which has Streetmap maps and bus information)
  • Tuesday sessions for experienced runners except 2nd Tuesday in month 7.00p.m. from Far Moss Sports Club, Far Moss, off the Avenue, LS17 7NT (opens in new tab)
  • 2nd Tuesday in month for experienced runners 7:00p.m. from Carnegie Athletics Track , Church Wood Lane, Headingley, LS6 3QS Please pay track fee £3.50 at the desk.
    • Meet at Indoor Sports Centre 7:00p.m. ready to run. We have a warm-up jog, some stretching exercises, then a variety of reps including some or all of the following (a) 30 secs on, 30 secs off for 5 minutes (b) 3 by 400 metres with 30 seconds rest betwen each (c) Indian file running in groups of 6 for 8 minutes (d) pyramid 1 min, 1m30s, 1m30s, 1min with 30 secs rest between each (e) Valley Striders patented teams of 3 sprint relay
    • Maps Carnegie Athletics Track / map for parking
  • New Monthly Fell Training sessions (usually 1st Tuesday in month)click for details New! Feb 2012
  • More information on Tuesday Experienced Runners Training Sessions Updated 28 Aug 10
  • The history of Tuesday Experienced Runners Training Sessions Updated 6 Jul 08
  • Tuesday beginners/improvers group 6pm at Far Moss see above for details
  • Tuesday juniors group 6pm at Far Moss see above for details
  • Tuesday intermediates group 7pm at various locations see home page for details Added August 2012
  • Thursday experienced runners sessions 6.45p.m. usually from Scott Hall Sports Centre, Scott Hall Road (the A61), Leeds LS7 3DT
    • Approximately 7 miles at approximately 8 to 9 minute mile pace (faster runners wait for slower ones), Summer on Meanwood Trail or Roundhay Park, Winter various well-lit routes.
    • If 10 or more runners turn up, this may split in to two groups, faster and slower.
  • Thursday improvers/intermediates group 6:40pm at various locations see home page for details Added July 2012
  • Sunday (intermediates and experienced runners) most sessions 9.00a.m. from Smithy Mills Lane (nearest postcode is LS16 8EZ)
    • Anything from 10 to 16 miles at approximately 8 minute mile pace (faster runners wait for slower ones), generally up the Meanwood Trail and then towards Harewood or Bramhope but many other routes
  • If in doubt, email us letting us know your previous running experience and we'll assess which is the best session for you
  • Training Rota

Coaches
We have 20 UKA QUALIFIED LEADERS IN RUNNING AND FITNESS (formerly known as Jog Leaders)
Elaine Craiggs, Mary Egan, Graham Ford, Deborah Fraites, Joel Giddings, Mike Hall, Xanthe Hannah, John Hussey, Bob Jackson , Myra Jones, Kathy Kaiser, Ken Kaiser, Simon Midwood , Sharon Tansley , Tim Towler, John Wallace , Alex Watson-Usher, Paul White , Holly Williams, Liz Wood
Dan Murray and Simon Vallance are qualified RUN LEADERS (FELL RUNNING)
Tracey Morris is a Level 1 coach
Andy Stoneman and Richard Irvine are qualified COACHING ASSISTANTS (junior coaching)
Holly Williams is a fully qualified COACH IN RUNNING FITNESS (Endurance Running Coach)
Current list of coaches
Alison Rose's Drills
Alison's Drills     Feedback from Striders     Alison's Website
Officials
Many Striders members are now qualified UK Athletics officials for endurance races.
Current list of officials