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AMBLESIDE AC TUESDAY NIGHT TRAINING: WINTER 2021/2022
Welcome to the AAC Tuesday Night Run; the place to be to have some fun with the best people in the world this winter.
We will meet on a Tuesday evening outside the parish centre (opposite the primary school). There is some parking at the school (for a voluntary donation in their tin on the gate post), on the Under Loughrigg road, in the main car park and on the roads in the village. You don’t need a parking disc after 6pm but please do park considerately.
Session starts at 6.30pm from the parish centre car park. Good idea to be there 6.20 if you’re not sure which run you fancy.
There are usually 3 different runs on offer so there is something for everyone. Full details of each run can be seen on the Club Calendar
- The structured speed endurance/hill session
There will always be a structured, speed endurance/hill session. The sessions are designed to be used as a one off for anybody looking to add a bit of speed endurance and hill work into their training OR can be just one of a runner’s weekly hard sessions. The sessions are extracted from a cross country winter training plan based on the principles of Bruce Tulloh’s cross country training. These sessions are nearly always on roads and pavements around Ambleside and are about 1h – 1h20 including warm ups and cool downs. They are suitable for everyone as the sessions use loops and out and back hills so there is no danger of being dropped or feeling like you’re off the back. Everyone is working at their “hard” in a fun, friendly group. We find that several “mini” groups form within the main group providing encouragement on the efforts and company at your pace in warm ups and cool downs.
- A trail run
There is often (but not always) a group of runners who like to hit the trails around Ambleside, Rydal and Grasmere, running approx. for 1 – 1 ½ hours. You will need to have a map and know where you are going for yourself as we aren’t providing “guided runs”.
- A fell run
As for the trail runs above but on the fells around Ambleside. You must be an experienced fell runner with the skills to be on the hills in the dark in winter and able to navigate for yourself.
What do I need in terms of kit?
Your usual winter kit AND:
- Coach led speed endurance session: road/light trail shoes, small head torch, something high viz (vest, armband etc.). A watch that can time intervals is useful but not essential.
- Trail Run: trail shoes, good head torch (possible back up torch) and spare layer
- Fell Run: fell shoes, good head torch (possible back up torch), waterproof jacket, waterproof trousers, hat, gloves, map, compass, whistle, spare layer. Consider: first aid kit and survival bag.
What’s the craic?
We usually meet in The Golden Rule pub after the session to have a drink and a blether. Hope to see lots of you there.