TRAINING

CLUB RUNS

We meet three times a week, rain or shine:

Main club night is Tuesday – meet at 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 runners stay in the town on well lit streets, with the occasional pre arranged head torch run.

On Thursdays - the main session offered is on the track 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.

 

Some runners also meet at the rugby club on a Thursday, ready to run 7pm.

 

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.

COACHES/LEADERS TUESDAY NIGHT GROUPS

Group 1.    Scott’s group

Sub 7.30 average. Everyone can do a half marathon in under 1h 30m and some 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 this group 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. The group occasionally does a steady run which will be between 7.45-8.15min/mile. Total mileage between 7-8.  In the summer, the group takes the opportunity to run and do sessions on the Towans.   Runners in this group also always make time to have a 10min stretching session after the run. This gives everyone the chance to chat about the session and give feedback. Runners here take their training seriously but still have time for a chat and a laugh between reps.

Group 3.    Mark’s group

Running 8-15 to 8-45 pace for about 7 miles. Tends to suit people who race at 44-52 minutes 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 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. Di stresses this should not be their race pace because you should not be running race pace for the whole session. There are times when they run faster during a session, or 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. This is a very social group and in between sessions you can give your tongue as much exercise as your legs.

Group 5.    Phil’s group

10 min miles. Runners generally capable of a 55-60 min 10k. Focus on continuous running with no stops. 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 the streets of Hayle with the occasional head torch run thrown in.

Group 6.    Ruth’s group

9.45-10.15 min miles. Similar speed to group 5 but with stops so a little easier! Once or twice a month there may be more structured sessions, for example interval training.

Group 7.    Laura and Trevor's group

A new group with new leaders! 10.15-10.45 min miles. This group is a steady paced group with stops and will always regroup for everyone. There may be the occasional fun, short speed session to mix things up a bit!

Group 8.    Jo’s group

This group focuses on helping new or slower runners to improve endurance and confidence and increase distance so they can move up to the next level. The runs are generally non-stop but can include fartlek, interval and hill work training within the session. They also focus on helping new runners plan and train for their first race or event.  The runs are usually 5-6.5 miles and at a pace of between 10.45-11.45 mm.

Group 9.    Jenny and Susie's group

This group run at a social pace. We tend to run between 4 and 6 miles at a variable pace between 10.45 and 11.45 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 9.    Jackie’s group

The walk-run group is for the complete beginner who cannot run more than a few steps, or for anyone who isn’t sure what they can do.  This group does 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

The club’s lead coaches Scott Abraham and Charlotte Bennett oversee the 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 the club has funding to make it free for the under 20s.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 the Hayle runners are usually in the top right hand corner near the portacabin.