Endurance Running

City of York AC Endurance Running Training Sessions

We have a growing endurance running section that caters for all ages and abilities and we are the only club in York that caters for road, cross country, fell and middle distance track running at both senior and junior level. We have just moved to a fantastic new home at the University of York Athletics Stadium with our own club house that will act as a hub for providing information on races, training sessions and social events. Being located at such a great site means we can train on the track and around the roads, sports fields and footpaths around the University. Whatever type of runner you are, we can offer training runs or sessions that suit you.

Ian Wilcock’s Training Group

Ian’s training group meets at the University of York Athletics Stadium on Mondays and Wednesdays at 7.00. This training group is aimed at juniors, middle distance track runners and road runners who wish to do cross country running during the winter and road running during the summer. The training group follows an annual training plan which looks to develop runners in the long term by building up endurance during winter months with more emphasis being placed on speed during the summer. This helps runners develop both stamina and speed in order to improve their times in races.

Please contact Ian on iwilcock@cooperandhall.co.uk if you would like more details on joining his training group.

Mike Duffy’s Training Group

Mike’s training group meets at the University of York Athletics Stadium on Thursday at 7.00. This training group is organised with the Sweat Equity training programme that aims to provide weekly track sessions for road runners who wish to do road running throughout the year. The track sessions are designed to encourage road runners to train at a faster pace than their race pace which then leads to their times coming down. This training group is particularly good for road runners who wish to take part in spring or autumn marathons because the training programme that Sweat Equity follows is designed to build up to these events.

Please contact Mike on mikeduffy_126@fsmail.net if you would like more details on joining his training group.

Club Runs

Every Monday and Wednesday at 7 o’clock we organise club runs from the brand new athletics stadium at the University of York. In winter these will be done on the roads around the University, Heworth and Fulford whilst in summer off road routes are used to take advantage of the light summer evenings. There will be a short run of about 3 miles for people who are new to running and a longer run of about 6 miles for more experienced runners. The 3 mile run will be done at a pace of between 9 and 10 minute mile pace with the 6 mile run being between 7 and 8 minute mile pace. We have experienced run leaders who accompany the run so no-one will get left behind with no-one to run with.

Please contact Mike Raynes on mike.raynes1@gmail.com if you would like more details on the club runs.

The Sunday Off Road Run

This running group involves off road runs that are aimed at building stamina and incorporate hills and off road running which are difficult to find in York. The group meets at a variety of venues including Castle Howard, the Yorkshire Wolds, Yearsley Woods or in York so all well as improving strength and endurance they are also good for runners who enjoy running in the attractive countryside in and around York. There are two lengths of run in this group with a shorter run of around 6 miles with two different groups going out at different paces. There is also a longer run of between 10 and 13 miles starting at the same time and place. This group meets at 9.30 at a variety of venues. The latest schedule is available here.

Please contact Don McMillan on donmacvet@gmail.com if you would like more details on the Sunday runs.

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