Ambleside AC run a variety of different weekly training sessions the outlines of which are as follows:
These long standing runs are at the heart and soul of the club. Start times vary depending on daylight, but always start at and finish in a local pub. There is usually a split into a steady and speedy group depending on who is about, with different fell routes taken to keep all involved honest. Push the tempo or take it easy? The choice is yours. Check out the Tuesday night training schedule for details of where to meet and drink.
When the nights draw in we meet at Ambleside Rugby Club and generally stay on the roads.Those psyched for a session usually take on the 7, 8 or 9 hills of Ambleside, a legendary circuit, and it has been known for the odd group to don their head torches and get out onto the fell.
New for 2017 is an inclusive, steady paced shorter run for those injured, tired or new to the club.
For those looking for some extra weekend training to sharpen up for a counter or keep up their fitness over winter. Check out the club Facebook group for times and venues – they usually start at 9am and are for between 1 and 3 hours. A decent level of fitness and experience on the fells is needed for these runs.
Tuesday and Friday Mornings
If you are free in the daytime and are up for a Tuesday or Friday morning run then get in touch with John Gomersall at firstname.lastname@example.org (Tuesday mornings) or Roger Bell at email@example.com (Friday mornings) and they will let you know the score. Usually starting at 10am from different venues, you have the added advantage of getting out on the fell in the daylight throughout the year.
Thursday Evening Windermere Track Sessions
New for 2017/18 are these structured training sessions through the Winter for those wanting to go hard and improve their running. These are led by Jack Wright and are at the Pheonix track in Windermere from 6.30pm.