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)


Sat 1st MCCL Woodbank Park, Stockport (no entries on the day)

Tues 4th Track- 5 sets of 1x 700m, 90sec rec, 1x 300m. 3mins between sets

Sat 8th Greater Manchester XC Champs, Boggart Hole Clough

Sun 9th Stockport 10M  (club championship race)

Tues 11th Grass – 3x1000m, 8x500m, all with 90sec rec

Tues 18th Track- 2x3min effort, 2min rest, 3min jog rec, 4x90sec effort with 75sec rec, 3min jog rec, 8min tempo, 3min jog rec, 4x40sec, 60sec rec (session will be held together with Phil’s group)

Tues 25th XMAS DAY no planned session

January 2019  

Tues 1st NEW YEARS DAY no planned session

Tues 8th Grass- 3x1000m, 8x500m, all with 90sec rec

Sat 12th MCCL, Heaton Park (no entries on the day)

Tues 15th Track – 12x 400m, 90sec rec

Tues 22nd Grass- 1x1500m, 2x1000m, 7x500m, all with 90sec rec

Sat 26th Northern XC Championships – Pontefract

Tues 29th Track (Phil’s session)


Future Events


Sat 9th MCCL University Fields (No entries on the day)

Sat 23rd National XC Championships, Leeds


Sun 24th Northern 6&12 stage road relays