Monthly Archives: September 2019

Autumn training info

New training session
There is a new Thursday night training session running from 6-7pm. Any club member is welcome at no extra cost. The session will cover endurance and sprint training, with occasional hill rep sessions and longer runs. As the nights draw in you will need a hi-vis top and head torch.

Saturday training
This has now reverted to the normal times:
U11 9-10.30
U13+ 10-11.30.
Athletes are expected to arrive before the start time, so the session can start promptly, and stay for the whole session. These may be indoors or outside, so please bring appropriate clothing.

We prefer athletes to wear club T shirts for training, and it is essential to wear a club vest if competing. Steph comes to the first training session of every month to sell kit.

Cross country dates

There are four matches in the SYAL Cross Country League. Clubs and individuals accumulate points and there are medals for the top three teams, and top three individuals, in each age group at the end of the season, as well as trophies for overall club positions. We have won the overall girls title for the last two years, so are hoping to retain it, but we are also trying to encourage more boys to compete. Even if you don’t think of yourself as a distance runner, cross country is great for boosting strength and endurance.

Any club member can take part, and it’s a case of the more the merrier. Simply turn up about half an hour before your scheduled race, remember to wear your club vest, and look out for the Wenlock flag, and for Dean and Matt. It is helpful if you let Dean know in advance, but not essential.

Below are the race dates, places, times and distances:

22 Sept Lilleshall, National Sports Centre, TF10 9AT
6 Oct Shrewsbury, Meole Brace School, SY3 9DW
10 Nov Oswestry, Oswestry School playing fields, SY11 2TL
1 Dec Much Wenlock, William Brookes, TF1 6NB

All races take place on Sunday afternoons:
1 pm U11G 1500m
1.15 U11B 1500m
1.30 U15G 3000m and U17W 4000m
1.55 U13B 3000m
2.15 U15B 4000m and U17M 5000m
2.40 U13G 2000m

See you there!