General Training Sessions

These sessions are based on those devised by the recently retired coach Don Nichol.

Don had been a member of Altrincham since 1976, taking up coaching the following year. He eventually reached level 4 for coaching endurance events and Marathon. He was also North West Regional Coach for endurance events.

He later lectured on developing endurance at Lancaster University and also lectured at South Trafford College on Anatomy, Physiology and Biomechanics.

The sessions are now run by Mansel Pope, the current  club chair, and himself a runner with more than thirty years experience.

The sessions are held every Tuesday evening at the track on Park Road, Timperley at 7.15pm and athletes should be warmed up and ready to start at this time.

Non members of the club are welcome to attend these sessions, but a decent level of fitness and running background are required to manage and complete each session.

If you have any queries regarding the sessions before attending, please feel free to contact Mansel

0161 927 7401, 07724 836079 or

General Training Sessions at Timperley Track – Start Time 7.15 (and future events)



Tues 5th  5 sets of 1x700m, 90 sec rec followed by 1x 300m. 3min jog rec between sets

Tues 12th 10x 400m, 2mins rec

Sun 17th Colshaw Hall 10K (club championship race)

Tues 19th 5 sets of 3x 200m, 60 sec rec. 3 mins between sets

Sun 24th Hollins green 5K (club championship race)

Wilmslow half marathon (re-arranged from March)

Tues 26th Session in John Leigh Park

4 sets of 30sec hill rep, 90sec sustained effort, 30sec hill rep, 3.5 min effort, 2mins between efforts, 4mins between sets



Sun 1st Alderley Edge Bypass 10K (club championship race)

Tues 3rd   10x 90secs, 90sec rec

Thurs 5th Sale Sizzler 5K

Tues 10th 5 sets of 3x 300m, 75 secs rec. 3 mins between sets

Tues 17th 10x 90secs, 90sec rec

Thurs 19th Sale Sizzler 5K

Tues 24th Session in John Leigh Park, see June 26th

Tues 31st 5 sets of 3x 200m, 60 sec rec. 3 mins between sets



Future events (all Club Championship races)


Thurs 2nd Sale Sizzler 5K

Thurs 16th Sale Sizzler 5K

Sun 19th Birchwood 10K

Thurs 23rd Mid Cheshire 5K