This week there's no grass session. But the track session is a cracker.
Tuesday: Liz Yelling 1200s
5 x 1200 with 2 mins recovery between each, as:
1. 1200 steady
2. 400 steady, 400 fast, 400 steady
3. 3 x (200 steady, 200 fast)
4. 1200 with each 400 faster than the last
5. 1200 fast.
'Steady' might be threshold with 'fast' being 5-10k pace.
4-6 x 800 at marathon pace, 90 sec recoveries. You could insert a 100m pick up in each 800 if you like.
10 mins, 5 mins, 10 mins, 5 mins.
20 runners turned out to contest the April Handicap - a new record for the event. There were 4 very welcome newbies in Sandi O'Neill, Robin Oakley, Matt Fall and Cornel Brink. With the clocks having changed this was the first daylight run of the year and runners enjoyed the conditions to put up some fast times with no fewer than 14 beating their handicaps.
Our winner was one of the newbies, Robin Oakley, who just pipped the rapidly improving Simon Harvey on the line. Joe Chick was fastest on the night completing the course in 6min 17secs and we had an amazing total of 7 runners under 7 mins.
Overall James Moore continues to lead from Robert Bryan and Victoria McCabe but still early days and with multiple discards even a total newcomer could still win it.
The next running of the handicap will be the first Thursday in May (Thursday 1st May), do come along and give it a go!
This Thursday sees another running of the Harestock Handicap.....Just one of the training options available to you on a Thursday night. Meet at the track 18.45 for 19.00, all welcome.