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 at 6.30pm and generally stay on the roads. For those psyched for a session, there is a structured ‘Kenyan’ reps session (tempo efforts of around 5-8 mins) and it has been known for the odd group to don their head torches and get out onto the fell.
There is also a year round, inclusive, steady paced shorter run for those injured, tired or new to the club.
Although there is no schedule for meet ups, recces and long weekend runs happen through the season. Check out the club Facebook group to see who is going where, and when! There is usually an early or later Sunday morning option. 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 email@example.com (Tuesday mornings) or Roger Bell at firstname.lastname@example.org (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.
Winter Thursday Evening Windermere Track Sessions
These structured training sessions through the Winter for those wanting to go hard and improve their running. They are led by Jack Wright and are at the Pheonix track in Windermere from 6.30pm.