TRAINING

CLUB RUNS

We meet three times a week, rain or shine:

Tuesdays and Thursdays – Hayle Rugby Club (behind Marks & Spencer on the A30), ready to run at 7pm. In the summer, groups run on quiet country lanes, across the Towans, on the beach and along the coast path. In the winter we run through the town on well lit streets.

Also on a Thursday we offer an alternative track session at the Carn Brea Leisure Centre, ready to run at 7pm. There is an additional fee of £1 per member per week for this and £2 per week for non members. Please bring a friend if you’d like to.

Sundays – these are longer runs, usually aimed at half or full marathon training, and of varying distances and locations. They usually start at 9am but always end at a cafe for tea and cake.

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COACHES/LEADERS TUESDAY NIGHT GROUPS

Group 1.    Scott’s group

Sub 7.30 average the more serious end of the club. Everyone can do a half marathon in under 1h 30m and even under 1h 15m. Don't place limits on what you can achieve if you're in this group. Most sessions will be structured workouts which will include things like mile reps or hill reps and plenty in between. Occasionally we might just go for a run but that's an easy week.

Group 2.    Charlotte’s group

This group can run a 10k between 41-47mins. Most sessions are structured workouts such as hill reps and interval training. We occasionally just do a steady run which will be between 7.45-8.15min/mile. Total mileage between 7-8.  In the summer, we take the opportunity to run and do sessions on the Towans. We always make time to have a 10min stretching session after our run. This also gives us the opportunity to chat about the session and get feedback from everyone. We take our training seriously but still have time for a chat and a laugh between reps!

Group 3.    Mark’s group

Run 8-15 to 8-45 pace for about 7 miles. Tends to suit people who race at 44-52 minute for a 10k. In the summer runs will be a mix of road, tracks, trails, beach and Towans. In the winter runs will be around Hayle town and involve a mixture of of hills and flat. It often feels like more of the former than the latter!

Group 4.    Diane’s group

8.45 to 9.15 minute mile group. This is the average pace that someone would be happy to run for 10k and I need to stress this should not be their race pace. You should not be running race pace for the whole session. There are times when we run faster than this if we are involved in a session and there are times when we will be slower when on recovery or cool down. Summer runs will be a mix of road, tracks, trails, beach and Towans. Winter runs will be around Hayle town and will involve interval sessions and hill reps. We are a very social group and in between sessions you can give your tongue as much exercise as your legs.

Group 5.    Wendy’s group

9.30-10.30 min miles.  Runners generally capable of a 55-60 min 10k.  Focus on continuous running with as few stops as possible.  This group likes hills!  In the summer, runs alternate between the Towans, beach, quiet country lanes and off road. In the winter, focus switches to Hayle, with the occasional head torch run thrown in.  Once or twice a month there may be more structured sessions, for example interval training.

Group 6.    Phil's group

I aim for 11 min/miles on average but sometimes decrease that to 10 minutes or increase to 11 ½ minutes depending who runs with me. Anyone who can handle 11 min/miles should be safe to run with me and I will always look after the slower runners. I try not to stop while running and encourage all participants to keep running.

Group 7.    Jenny's group

My group (at the moment!) is what I call a social pace. We tend to run between 4 and 6 miles at a variable pace between 10.30 and 11.30 minute miles. Some like to join us who are generally faster but we ask that they either stay with the slower runners or loop back for us. We aren’t serious in our sessions but we encourage everyone to take the plunge and do their first race in a green vest. We like to chat and run, enjoy the Towans, footpaths in the summer and Hayle town in the winter. We often stop to take photos and to catch our breath. We occasionally do some hill reps or a sprint session and encourage attendance at track.

Group 8.    Jo’s group

My group focuses on helping new/slower runners improve endurance and increase their distance. It is a friendly, inclusive group and although we tend to focus on what suits the majority rather than have a set training pattern, most our weekly sessions are non stop, slow runs, that aim to build confidence. We also focus on helping new runners plan and train for a first race, such as Cubert.  Our runs are usually 5-6.5 miles and at a pace between 11.00-12.30 mm.

Group 9.    Jackie’s group

The “Walk-run” group is for the complete beginner who cannot run more than 10m.  We do the same route each week, so there are no surprises and returning members know what they can expect.  It is a very informal group and everyone encourages each other.  Coaching is based on technique and running tips to help people get started.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Mount's Bay Remembrance Run 4 miles beach MTRS 4

Date: Sunday, November 10, 2019 - Location: Mount's Bay Sailing Club TR17 0DN

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Cornwall Mob Match 5 miles and Grand Prix Presentation

Date: Sunday, November 24, 2019 - Location: Falmouth Hotel TR11 4NZ

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Race For Wildlife 7.5 miles MTRS 5

Date: Sunday, December 1, 2019 - Location: Penwith College, St Clare Street, Penzance TR18 2SA

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The Scrooge - 7 miles of muddy terrain

Date: Sunday, December 22, 2019 - Location: Lost Gardens of Heligan, Cornwall, UK, PL26 6EN

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LATEST RESULTS

Treggy 7

Sunday 1 September 2019

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TRACK

Our lead coaches Scott Abraham and Charlotte Bennett oversee our training programme at the track and are supported by Coaches and Leaders from the club. The track sessions are held at Carn Brea Leisure Centre at Pool near Redruth on Thursday at 7pm. Each term lasts 6 to 10 weeks with a week or two off in between.

Each week is different and is designed to make you faster, fitter and a more aerobically efficient runner. Almost nothing else works so quickly, and burns more calories.

Sessions last about an hour and a quarter, including a warm up, and they vary between multiple 100m sprints to longer circuits of 1,600m or 3,000m.Runners train in similarly paced group supported by a qualified coach or leader. At the end of each term runners can be speed tested to measure progress (though it’s not compulsory).

All speeds are catered for, though it does help if you can run a couple of miles already. There is a fee of £1 pw for members of Hayle Runners and £2 pw for non members.   Currently we have funding to make it free for the under 20’s.All you need do is turn up (with a friend, if it helps).You walk through Carn Brea reception and tell them you are going to the track. When you get to the track we are normally in the top right hand corner near the portacabin.