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, or push out some reps under Loughrigg. Steady eddies hit the back roads of the valley, and it has been known for the odd group to don their head torches and get out onto the fell.
For those looking for some extra weekend training to sharpen up for a counter or keep up their fitness over winter. Usually setting off at 9am for around 2hrs with a coffee after. A decent level of fitness and experience on the fells is needed for these runs. Check the schedule for current info.
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 Kendal Winter reps Sessions
Structured training sessions through the Winter for those wanting to go hard and improve their running. These include a mix of hill reps, pyramids, sprints, tempo runs and time trials and are based in and around Kendal. They may recommence in the new year, depending on demand.