Wells City Harriers

"A FRIENDLY RUNNING CLUB THAT WELCOMES ATHLETES OF ALL AGES AND ABILITIES"

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 Exhuberant Harriers trackside in the good old pre-Covid days of December 2017! (photo by Paul)

As new restrictions came in today (31st December 2020) all Harrier organised training sessions are suspended for the time being until we are given the all clear to resume training in large groups. In the meantime, try and keep getting out onto the fields or the roads to maintain fitness, and at least once a week you could try completing the weekly ‘Tuesday’ session either on your own or with a pal. (see training schedule below for January & February). When we are able to hire Strode Sports Centre field again, and UK Govt & England Athletics Guidance allows, we will resume coached sessions – this can’t happen whilst Somerset is in Tier 4. No Harrier Monday or Tuesday group sessions until then. 

 

At this time of the year many Harriers would be preparing for the XC Championships – the South-Wests, the Southerns, the Nationals – whilst others would be toeing the start line perhaps a little hung-over on New Year’s Day at the Chard Flyer 10k multi-terrain event which kicks off the annual Somerset Series. This year there are no races (*) currently on the horizon but with the good news about Covid-19 vaccinations being rolled out maybe we won't have to wait too long and by the summer we may well be spoilt for choice of events to compete in. (*The South West XC Championships will hopefully take place on Sunday 21st February).

 

In the meantime, here’s a motley collection of Harriers at the Somerset County XC Championships back in 2007 – you can tell from the smiles how much they enjoy the mud! (How many do you recognise? Some are still training & racing with the Harriers).

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It's great to see that the friendly spirit that has always been present in the Harriers continues and we hope that all that have joined the Club recently will be able to join in our organised sessions just as soon as we can put them on. Who knows - we might even be back training at the Millfield track by the Spring?

All the very best for 2021!

 

Tuesday Night Training Sessions:                   January-February 2021

(as set by Jon James)

Date Session

5th Jan

5 * 5 mins (1 min recovery); 5 mins slow jog,

then 4* 30s sprints                              

Juniors: 2 * 5 mins, miss 1, then 2 * 5 mins;

4 * 30s sprints

12th Jan

2 * (6 *90s) 1 min recovery. 5 mins recovery

between sets.

Juniors: 2 * (4 * 90s). 1 min recovery. 5 mins recovery

between sets.

19th Jan

8 min effort (90s recovery); 6 * 1 min fast

(1 min recovery): 8 min effort                                                                          

Juniors: 6 min effort (2.5 mins): 4 * 1 min fast

(1 min recovery): 6 min effort

26th Jan

2* 3 mins, 2* 6 mins, 2 * 3 mins (1 min recovery

after 3 mins effort, 2 mins after 6 mins effort)                                                                                                                                                                       

Juniors: 2 * 3 mins, 6 mins, 2* 3 mins (1 min

recovery after 3 mins effort, 2 mins after 6 mins effort)

2nd Feb

4 min effort, 90s recovery, 8 * 2 min (1 min

between sets), 4 min effort

Junior: 4 min effort, 90s recovery, 4 *2 min

(1 min recovery), 4 min effort

9th Feb

4 * 2 mins, 4 * 90s, 4 * 60s, 4 * 30s; 1 min

recovery between efforts, 4 mins between sets

Junior: 2 * 2 mins, 4 * 90s, 4 * 60s, 4 * 30s;

1 min recovery between efforts, 4 mins between sets

16th Feb

5 * 5 mins (1 min recovery); 5 mins slow jog,

then 4* 30s sprints                                

Juniors: 2 * 5 mins, miss 1, then 2 * 5 mins;

4 * 30s sprints

23rd Feb

2 * (5 * 2 mins) 1 min recovery. 5 mins recovery

between sets.

Juniors: 2 * (3/4 * 2 mins). 1 min recovery.

5 mins recovery between sets.