Speed Session

Tuesday Night Run - 7PM
The club's main training night, unlike the majority of road running clubs, is a coached speed-work session, on the all-weather, modern synthetic, 400m track at Terence McMillan stadium.

The aims of the training are at least sixfold:

  1. To provide a safe/secure/well lit environment in which those new to running can build up their fitness and confidence.
  2. To enable those who have not yet run beyond 5K to attain the needed stamina to come on longer club runs on the roads.
  3. To enable those who have not yet run faster than 11 minutes per mile pace to attain the needed speed to come on longer club runs on the roads.
  4. To provide individually tailored, progressive speed-work régimes to aid improvement for all abilities and runners, 5K to Ultramarathon.
  5. To foster a competitive but friendly atmosphere so as to encourage improvement for all abilities and runners, 5K to Ultramarathon.
  6. To allow runners of all abilities to experience paces different to their more usual steady pace running.

Roughly every six weeks or so the club holds a best effort 1.5 mile Time Trial.

The results of speed-work training are frequently tested by members taking part in local short distance events like the FREE to enter, 5K distance Beckton Parkrun and Wanstead Flats Parkrun, both of which the club was instrumental in setting up, and helps run on a weekly basis.