Welcome to White Horse Harriers

Training

Introduction

We have a range of sessions during the week.  You can either dip in & out to fit around your busy life, or you can work with the coaches and build your training program around them.  e.g. Tues – ABC, Thurs – Intervals, Sun – Long run.

Thursday 6.55pm (This is the club’s main training session)

Autumn/Winter location (Sept – March)

Wantage Leisure Centre, Portway, Wantage, Oxfordshire OX12 9BY

Summer location (April – August)

King Alfred’s Academy West Site, Challow Road, Wantage, OX12 9DU

GROUPS:

Juniors

Typically an hours training usually under the supervision of Club Coaches, Tom King and Angela Briscoe, Lisa Parker-Smith and Dick Jegou

We welcome any aspiring athlete aged 8 upwards.  

The Juniors split into two different focus sessions through the winter:

  • Endurance/cross-country.  7.00pm – 8.00pm
  • Sprints/Sportshall

The Sprints/Sportshall session is held inside the Leisure Centre hall alternate weeks for a longer 90 minute session.  Please find details of the schedule here.

Seniors

We usually have three groups of seniors

Saturday 8.00am 

The Intermediates Group Sat run is definitely worth getting up for, as it usually takes in scenic Oxfordshire trails and sometimes includes breakfast at the end!  Details of meeting at the following locations.    More info

Sunday 8.55am

On non-race days there is a guided trail run through the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside. (sometimes followed by tea & cake).  Typically we’ll run on The Ridgeway, but occasionally seek out new routes around Oxford, Hungerford or Savernake Forest.

It’s a long social run, at talking pace.

We usually meet at Court Hill Centre, Wantage OX12 9NE.  Please follow our Facebook page for updates.

Monday

Intermediates.  6.30pm

The intermediate group meet at the following locations.  More Info

Tuesday

Seniors (all levels)  7.00pm

Plyometrics session

Details of Tuesday’s coached structured training is here for Autumn 2018.

Competitive Juniors & Seniors.  6.45pm

An intervals track session under the supervision of Club Coach, Tom King at Tilsley Park, Dunmore Rd, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 1PU.  N.B. Track fees are usually Senior £4.50 / Junior £3.50

 

Structured Training Sessions:

Our Runleaders have put together the training plan for any Harriers wanting to build their pace, distance and improve their form.  For 2018, we’re running two structured sessions each week (Tuesday and Thursdays).

Find out more information – Our Autumn/Winter 2018 training schedule can be found here.