Training

Training

THURSDAY TRAINING

We have club training on a Thursday Night. We meet at the Falkland Community Hall for a 6:30pm start.

Falkland Community Hall

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We do most of our running in the scenic surroundings of the Falkland Estate. Ground conditions can vary enormously due to weather or time of year so we don’t plan the details of our sessions too far in advance. Quite often we need to make a decision on the night.

Sessions are varied; we do Fartlek sessions, Team trail runs, Paarleuf sessions, Hill training, Speed sessions etc. Once a month during the winter we have our “Traybake Timetrial”. This is run round a set distance in Falkland village. It is a good measure of how your winter training is going… Entry is a chocolate bar which is then melted down into a traybake and eaten after the next timetrial.

We encourage our runners to work hard during the training sessions and where it is practical we split into groups based on ability. No-one gets left behind.

After training we have a chat, stretching session and tea/coffee/juice and cake. We encourage members to contribute cakes where they can. (we have some great bakers in the group).

 

SUNDAY RUN (AKA Trail Sunday)

Sunday trail runs also start and finish at the Falkland Community Hall. The Sunday runs are generally a group trail run usually covering between 5 and 8 miles. The group will agree the proposed route on the day taking into account the weather conditions and the ability of the group.

 

TUESDAY NIGHT TRAINING (AKA Hammertime)

Hammertime is not an official club session.

Hammertime is generally a tough session, involving speedwork (Hill sprints, Indian file, Fartlek). Ocassionally if there are lots of races taking place we just have a relaxing trail run…. It is suitable for those looking to to improve their race times and techniques or those looking to take their running to the next level.

During Autumn and Winter Hammertime takes place at 6.00pm. We meet at The Pitcairn Centre in Glenrothes.

Pitcairn Centre

 

WET AND DARK (Winter is coming….)

All club sessions take place throughout the entire year. In Autumn and Winter we usually run in the dark (and in the rain, hail, sleet and snow). A good headtorch is essential. Please ensure that you invest in one. Generally any good rechargeable running headtorch is suitable but if you are not sure then we will be happy to provide guidance on what to buy.

 

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