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.
Early November 2020: Following guidance from England Athletics at the start of the second lockdown all face to face coaching for juniors and adults, both indoors and outdoors, is suspended. This will remain the case until further guidance is received. 1:1 social runs are allowed. A Thursday evening virtual session aimed at seniors will take place through November (see the Facebook Group).
Thursday 6.55pm (This is the club’s main training session)
Location: King Alfred’s Academy West Site, Challow Road, Wantage, OX12 9DU
Typically an hours training usually under the supervision of Club Coaches.
We welcome any aspiring athlete aged 8 upwards.
In the summer all Juniors meet at King Alfred’s West Site (as above).
During the winter months (essentially the autumn and spring terms) the Juniors split into two different focus sessions through the winter:
- Group 1 (8-11/12 year olds). Training remains at King Alfred’s College West Site making use of the Sportshall. Timing as above: 7-8pm.
- Group 2 (Older Juniors – years 7 and above). Meet at 7pm at Wantage Leisure Centre. There is a warm up on the 6th Form field, then over to Wantage Park for Hill work, strength and conditioning
We usually have three groups of seniors
- Coached session – e.g. intervals, hills, etc. Here is link to Sep ’19 to Mar ’20 schedule.
- Social – 8.30-11 min/mile pace
- Welcome Group 11 min/mile plus pace
The Saturday Social 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
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.
Seniors (all levels) 7.00pm
Details of Tuesday’s coached structured training is here for Sep ’19 to Mar ’20. This takes place in Letcombe Regis Village Hall (LRVH).
Competitive Juniors & Seniors. 7pm.
An intervals track session under the supervision of Club Coaches at Tilsley Park Athletics Track (Dunmore Rd, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 1PU.) This is for Seniors and Juniors in Year 7 and above. Note: Fees to use the athletics track are usually Senior £4.50 / Junior £3.50.
Structured Training Sessions:
Our Run Leaders have put together the training plan for any Harriers wanting to build their pace, distance and improve their form. For 2019/20, 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.