Senior Training Runs
Training runs are at 6.30-7.30 pm from the bottom carpark at University Academy Keighley, Greenhead Road Utley, Keighley, BD20 6EB. What3Words – ///allow.they.slices.
Sessions cost £1 to run with a group or £2 if using the track facilities. Your first session is free, please arrive for 6.20 and ask to be directed to a run leader to help you decide which group to run with.
It is useful to bring a head torch and reflective clothing during the winter as routes may involve poorly lit roads or off-road sections.
Dogs are not allowed onsite at UAK or on training runs for safety reasons.
On Tuesdays there are usually 4 groups which cater for all abilities from beginners to advanced runners looking to improve race performances;
Ready to Run – Road runs of 3-4 miles suitable for new and experienced runners. Regular stops for faster runners to loop back and regroup to make sure no-one is left behind.
Group 1 – Road runs of 4-5 miles with regular stops for faster runners to loop back and regroup to make sure no-one is left behind.
Group 2 – Mixed terrain runs of 5-6 miles suitable for runners capable of 10 min/mile of faster (eg approx 30 min parkrun time). Head torches are essential in the winter, trail shoes are optional.
Group 3 – Training runs either incorporating speedwork on the track or road, hill sessions or tempo runs. Generally covering distances of 5-7 miles, suitable for runners capable of 8.30 min/mile or faster (eg. approx 26-28 min parkrun time) but sessions can be adapted to welcome a wider range of abilities.
Off-road group – There is usually an off-road run of 4-6 miles suitable for all paces. There are plenty of opportunities to loop back and regroup so no-one is left behind.
There are usually 2 groups on a Thursday, training runs vary but are adaptable to all.