York Knavesmire Harriers offer training sessions 3 days a week ranging from social runs on a Monday, and Thursday, coach led endurance training on Tuesday (Track ) and Thursday ( Hills/ Threshold reps).

Whilst covid restrictions are still ongoing the Monday and thursday Group runs have to be booked in advance and the Thurday Hill/Treshold session is currently on hold.

More details for these training sessions can be found below

Monday Social Run @ Outside York College building entrance
Sep 20 @ 6:30 pm
Technical running drills and mobility sessions @ Outside Hamilton Panthers
Sep 20 @ 6:30 pm

This 30-45 minute weekly session will provide runners with a specific technical focus that they can use during warm up routines in particular. Our aim is to improve your coordination and skill making you a more efficient runner who is less susceptible to injury.

We’ll be meeting near the Hamilton Panther clubhouse on Knavesmire Road. There is parking available along the road.

We look forward to seeing you there, Brian and Becky

Track @ York University Track
Sep 21 @ 6:30 pm

Please sign in to the attendance book before commencement of the training session.

Follow Coach instructions and maintain social distance.

Runners will be separated into groups and use designated lanes for efforts, overtaking and recovery.

Threshold Reps @ Knavesmire - bottom of slope besides Marriot hotel, see map.
Sep 23 @ 6:30 pm
Starting on Thursday 2nd September at 6:30 pm.
Meet on the Knavesmire at the bottom of the hill next to Marriott Hotel Tadcaster Rd.
Sessions will be a short hilly circuit.
West Yorkshire XC league starting on 3rd October.



Hopefully from October  2021

Thursday’s sessions will move to the underpass on York university road for hill reps. These will consist of short, medium, and long hills.   Threshold Session.

Hill reps help promote strength speed power and cardiovascular fitness.

Many runners only go on slow runs, staying away from speed work. While easy aerobic running is the basis of a training program, athletes can’t run slowly all of the time. Running slow all the time will just make you a slow runner. Once runners have a solid aerobic base of miles behind them, they need to incorporate faster workouts into their training program. Training using the whole continuum of paces, from slow running speeds to very fast speeds enhances both aerobic and anaerobic abilities. Fartleks, lactic threshold, intervals, and hill reps all can help runners learn a range of speeds and get FASTER.

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